Great article on the effect of wind in the mountains.

As the weather gets a bit wilder and winter returns to the hills it is so important to read the weather forecasts. There are so many available now compared with when I started mountaineering. There are many great website


The Met office

Mountain weather forecast

Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places for the ill prepared. From one hour to the next, from one hill to the next, they can exhibit a dramatic variation in weather conditions. Whether it’s a well-planned expedition or a spur of the moment decision to go to the hills, it is important to check the forecast.

This is a great article published about the effect of the wind. Many have limited knowledge of the strength of the wind on the mountains,

Thanks Helen and UKC

The wind is a killer the forecast is not good for this weekend take care.

Always remember as I have seen often a gust of 40 – 50 blow a climber or rescuer off their feet. Very unlikely you will get a helicopter coming in so it’s up to the Mountain Rescue Team to get you off the hill. I feared high winds so many of my pals blown over and a few hurt on Rescues. So when you go out spare a thought for those who have to risk their lives for you. Everyone is a volunteer unpaid and do it to help others. We can all have an accident but if the wind is forecast very high stay low level or go to the cake shop.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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