Meteorology and safety in hiking and mountaineering
Weather forecasts are an essential element for mountaineers and hikers, who often follow one or more bulletins from mid-week, to find out if their weekend can be marked by a nice hike or climb. Since meteorology is closely linked to the safety of an excursion and not only to its success, the enthusiast cannot limit himself to consulting the forecasts available today in an ever more detailed and widespread way. On the contrary, he will have to try to acquire some knowledge regarding the “dimensions” that regulate the weather in the mountains, not only through the reading of in-depth texts and monographs but above all with observation in the field. This is not meant to be a manual of meteorology in the strict sense, nor a scientific rigor treatise. Certainly, you will find yourself within the topics addressed according to the dictates of physics, which is the basis of meteorology, but above all practical advice that can be spent in the field during excursions or ascents, along paths, in rock or ice. An approach conceived more on the side of those who practice the mountain every day, on all types of terrain and difficulty.
Publisher: L’Escursionista Editore
Author: Marco Blatto
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