Speed hiking is fastpacking or rapid hiking. Covering longer distances over technical, rocky terrain, both on and off trail while moving fast and light. Think backpacking, only faster. Think alpine hiking meets trail running.
Speed hiking means getting more out of your day. Moving faster and using your mountain skills to access remoter trails and wilder areas. Seeing how far you can go at your own pace. When the terrain gets steep, fast-walking power and endurance are the name of the game.