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Understanding the weather

Mountaineering Scotland is offering one day mountain weather workshops for members interested in expanding their knowledge of mountain weather and how this relates to making the most of your adventures in the mountains. 

Spring/Summer 2022 

Due to changes in our staff team, the course program for spring and summer 2022 is likely to be available for booking slightly later than usual and we hope to be able to open booking in late February/March 2022. Members will be informed when bookings open and details will be available on our website and social media channels as usual.

  • Where the UK weather comes from
  • Air mass theory
  • Weather fronts and what they mean to us
  • Synoptic charts and how to interpret them
  • Relevant weather forecasts
  • How topography influences the weather
  • How elevation influences wind, temperature and precipitation
  • Planning and route choice based on synoptic charts and weather forecasts

This will be a very practical workshop drawing on in-depth knowledge of the Scottish mountains and combining this with the wide range of meteorological information available to us via the internet. The event will be run on a workshop style basis, where participants will have the opportunity to learn, interspersed with practical exercises. 


Venue: Ochils Mountain Rescue Base, Fishcross.

There will be space for 25 attendees. 

The course is classroom-based. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Tea & coffee  is included in the cost of your course. 

You will need to bring a packed lunch.

35 for Mountaineering Scotland members. 

Not a member yet? Non-members can join us for just 22.50 for your first year (normal price 30.50) and take advantage of all the member benefits - click here for more details.

A list of participants will be circulated prior to the workshop.  Please advise us if you do not wish for your details to be shared.

Medical:  If you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of please advise the tutor at the start of the day.

If you require further information email info@mountaineering.scot

Please read the booking terms and conditions.