Mountain Weather | Backcountry Forecasting and Weather Safety for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, and Snowboarders
In his many years as a meteorologist, Jeff Renner has seen countless problems and accidents in the backcountry due to weather. In Mountain Weather, he teaches you how to avoid becoming a statistic - all it takes is a little basic weather knowledge, pre-trip planning, and vigilance on the mountain. Filled with tip lists and concrete examples, this book explores clues to watch for in the field, how to analyze them, and how to limit your exposure if caught in extreme weather conditions.
- Learn to read clouds, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other weather clues
- Strategies for staying safe in adverse weather conditions
- Emphasis on thunderstorms, mountain winds, and avalanche hazards
- Extensive information on weather patterns throughout the U.S., highlighted by easy-to-follow reference maps