Met Office Mountain Weather - 5

22/09/2020 - 22/09/2020

Kent Scouts Activity Centre

Non-residential starting from £40.00

About

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.

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 professional Met Office trainers.

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED:

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

The workshop will cover quite a bit of weather theory as well as the practical application of that theory and as there is much to cover on the day, the pre-course reading below will ensure you can hit the ground running:

Airmasses: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/atmosphere/air-masses

Fronts: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/atmosphere/weather-fronts

CATERING/FOOD:

Tea and coffee is inclusive in the price along with lunch. If you have any dietary requirements please update the 'Special Requirements' box under 'Personal Details' tab of your online account. Alternatively, contact the office.

ARRIVAL TIME:

Please arrive for a 9:30am start.

Please allow some time for the trainers to set up for the workshop before the official start time.

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
22/09/2020 09:30
End
22/09/2020 17:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
15
Venue
Kent Scouts Activity Centre
Town
Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane
County
Maidstone, Kent
Postcode
ME14 3DA
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
51.29671
Longitude
0.52295

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
01690 720 272
Email

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