Met Office Mountain Weather 4 - [0722]

14/07/2022 - 14/07/2022

The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive, Shenley Brook End

Bookings start from £50.00

About

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.

Attendees will be given access to an online self-taught session using the pre-course resources and materials hosted on the new Met Office learning portal (exclusive to attendees) to gain a prior understanding of Airmasses and Weather Fronts. The Met Office plans to send workshop attendees the access details to their online portal 3 weeks before the event is scheduled to run;

The workshop will include:

  • Introduction
  • Where to find weather information
  • Understanding the UKs weather
    • Learn about air masses and fronts and how they apply to mountain weather
    • How to read a synoptic/weather chart
    • How mountains modify the weather
  • Interpretation the weather changes while out on the hill
    • A look at identifying clouds and how they can help us read the weather
    • 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 exercises
    • All sessions will be interspersed with exercises, putting into practice what you have learnt
  • 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

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.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT

Your CPD record - If you attend this event and it counts as CPD, your CPD point/s will automatically be added to your record in due course - you will not need to add it yourself.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for the workshop provider to complete the event in the system and assign you your CPD, thank you.

Where And When

Start
14/07/2022 09:15
End
14/07/2022 17:30
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
8
Venue
The Oak Tree Centre, Wallinger Drive, Shenley Brook End
Town
Milton Keynes
County
Milton Keynes
Postcode
MK5 7BS
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
52.00792
Longitude
-0.78638

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
01690 720 272
Email

Booking

  • Workshop Fee

    £50.00
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Other Dates

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