Met Office Mountain Weather

15/11/2018 - 15/11/2018

Wellington College

Non-residential starting from £30.00

About

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

MTA have teamed up with the Met Office to provide this specialist weather workshop specifically to support the syllabi of Mountain Training's qualifications as well as enhancing the knowledge of qualified leaders and instructors in their ability to apply information gained from available forecast information, practically whilst planning and dynamically whilst out in the hills and mountains.

The workshop will include:

  • Introduction
  • Where to find weather information
  • Understanding the UKs weather
    • Air mass theory
    • Weather fronts
    • How to read a synoptic/weather chart
    • How mountains modify the weather
  • Interpretation the weather changes while out on the hill
    • Identifying cloud types and what they tell us
    • Backing and veering winds
    • Weather observing practical (depending on there being some weather to observe!)
  • Weather related hazards
    • Weather hazards in summer and winter
    • Planning a route according to the weather
  • Practical exercise
    • Have a go at making your own forecast!
  • Final discussion/any further questions

Aim: To help mountain leaders and hill walkers interpret weather information to assist with planning and safe passage.

By the end of the workshop you’ll be able to:

  • Interpret weather forecasts (media/online etc) and relate to mountain conditions
  • Use weather observations to identify a changing forecast situation and predict short term outcomes
  • Plan a route/activities based on weather impacts
  • Interpret a weather (Synoptic) chart and relate to mountain conditions
  • State the importance of air mass theory and what it means for mountain weather summer and winter
  • Identify weather that will bring snow to the mountains
  • State how mountains can impact on wind speeds/chill and temperature

TRAINER CREDENTIALS:

The workshop is being run by Dr. Mike Reading, Senior Operational Meteorologist from the Met Office in Aberdeen and Mike Mason RMet. Industry and Aviation Training Manager from the Met Office College. 

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED:

This is a classroom based workshop. Please bring a notepad and pen.

CATERING/FOOD:

Please bring your lunch, snacks and drinks with you for the day. Alternatively, there is an on-site cafe from which you can purchase sandwiches.

DIRECTIONS:

The workshop will be signposted from the college car park.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

This workshop needs a minimum of 4 bookings to run. Attendees will be notified of cancellations or changes to the workshop 2 weeks before the date of the workshop. Attendees will receive a full refund or will have the option to transfer their booking to another available date.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, if cancellations are received up to 6 weeks before the workshop you will receive a full refund; less than 6 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course: 50% refund; less than 4 weeks before the course date: no refund will be issued.

Where And When

Start
15/11/2018 09:00
End
15/11/2018 17:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
15
Venue
Wellington College
Town
Crowthorne
County
Bracknell Forest
Postcode
RG45
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
51.36000
Longitude
-0.80000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
01690 720126
Email

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