As the group successfully moves us up into the the mountains with navigational legs (journeys) of various distance we will discuss how the weather impacts upon our plans and how to modify quickly when required.
Have we considered the wind in the mountain environment, it’s direction and strength? Are there fronts moving in during the day that will provide difficulty of movement and navigation? Have we factored in wind-chill and prepared accordingly? And if a front is moving in (most often from the West) will it impact upon rivers/streams and will this challenge our proposed route choice?
We will also look at ways of spotting the early signs of hypothermia and how to remedy them on the mountain before something minor becomes a serious problem.