Met Office Mountain Weather -3 (Rescheduled)

23/09/2020 - 23/09/2020

Online

Bookings start from £30.00

About

The format of this event has changed - see new information below. Attendees were emailed an update on 24th June and 3rd August. If you have any questions or did not receive the emails please contact jo@mountain-training.org.

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mountain Training Association 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.

This is an online session and will comprise of two parts;

  • Part 1 – An online self-taught session using the pre-course resources and materials hosted on the new Met Office learning portal (exclusive to attendees). This should take place prior to the part 2 learning webinar. The Met Office plan to send workshop attendees the access details to their online portal 2 weeks before the live webinar is scheduled to run;

  • Part 2 – A trainer-led session, covering the remainder of the course content. This webinar will be divided into several short sessions throughout the day on 23rd September.

Prior to the event you will receive an invitation to access the Met Office online learning portal and you will also receive an invitation to attend the trainer-led webinar.

The Met Office will be using an online platform called ‘WebEx’ to host their webinar.

By the end of the event 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

TIMINGS:

Morning

Timing

Session

Content

0930-0945

Introductions

Overview of the course aims and objectives.

0945-1015

Review the latest mountain training forecast

An opportunity to discuss the latest forecast.

1015-1030

Break

 

1030-1130

Weather charts

This session will build on what you've learnt from the online material, including...

·        a look at how weather charts can complement the mountain forecasts to provide a 'big picture' of the weather.

·        a practical exercise to practise using weather charts in relation to the mountain environment.

Afternoon

1330-1430

How the mountains modify the weather

·        How mountains can affect the wind, temperature, cloud and precipitation.

·        A look at weather scenarios that can lead to hazardous conditions in the mountains.

·        An exercise that involves applying what you have learnt when planning a day in the hills

1430-1445

Break

 

1445-1545

Reading the sky

How you can find out what the current weather is telling us about the atmosphere and making short term predictions from observations around you.

1545-1600

Final Q&A/feedback

A final chance to ask any further questions and give any verbal feedback.

TRAINER CREDENTIALS:

The workshop is being run by professional Met Office trainers.

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.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Please note, your name and contact information will be shared with the Met Office so that they can contact you for feedback and a six month follow-up survey.

Where And When

Start
23/09/2020 09:30
End
23/09/2020 17:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
17
Bookings
17
Venue
Online
Town
Online
County
Online
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
50.72797
Longitude
-3.47588

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
01690 720 272
Email

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Other Dates

26/11/2020 FREE Details
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