Weather for mountain leaders’ part one is an eLearning module for those wanting to develop an understanding of the syllabus requirements for the mountain leader qualification. In this first part we introduce the topic and its background we then look at how to get a weather forecast and evaluate it. This is followed by a look at how weather changes with altitude.

In part two I will take you through airmasses, frontal systems, cloud types and the effect of low- and high-pressure systems.

These modules are designed for those to whom this subject does not come naturally.

Weather for Mountain Leaders Part One