Mountain weather Backcountry Forecasting

Mountain weather Backcountry Forecasting
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MOUNTAIN WEATHER: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders   

Working as a broadcast meteorologist, Jeff Renner hears all too frequent reports about weather-related hiking, climbing, and skiing accidents. He'll teach you how to avoid becoming a statistic: all it takes is a little basic weather knowledge, pre-trip planning, and vigilance on the mountain.    Renner discusses the best information sources to guide you, clues to watch for in the field, and how to analyze it all, with particular emphasis on potential threats due to thunderstorms, mountain winds, snow, and avalanche hazards. If you do get caught under stormy skies, he'll tell you how to limit your exposure. The book is filled with tip lists and concrete examples. Renner also includes chapters on weather patterns region by region across the U.S., highlighted by reference maps.    Jeff Renner is Chief Meteorologist for KING5 TV, an NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. A former flight instructor, he is an avid skier, climber, and hiker. He is the author of Lightning Strikes: Staying Safe Under Stormy Skies.    The book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.  Reviews:  Idaho Falls Post Register  The book's graphics are easy to understand. The book also has tips laid out in easy-to-read boxes. It is a smart idea and worth a read.  Daily Record (Ellensburg, WA)  The book helps readers understand how air moves through mountains, through valleys and over ridges and slopes, and the effect the heated ground has on air. The language seems to be written to explain weather terms in plain language.  Connecticut Post  Provides user-friendly descriptions on cloud formation, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other weather conditions. Chapters on safety, thunderstorms and extreme weather are helpful for all outdoor adventurers.    Medford (OR) Mail Tribune  Weather gets everybody's attention outdoors. Jeff Renner'sMountain Weatherwill teach you how to see what's over the horizon.    Seattle Post-Intelligencer  A handy guide to understanding weather for those who like to experience its permutations in the mountain wilds.    Bend Bulletin  Provides vital and practical information for people who spend time in the outdoors…Makes for good armchair reading as well.  Olympian  Knowing the essentials of mountain weather can keep hikers, climbers, and birders out of trouble. And there's no need to have a meteorology degree when forecaster Jeff Renner shares strategies and tips…Charts, illustrations, regional maps, and text are easy to follow, so hop on the learning curve and stay safe.    Atlanta Sports & Fitness  The ultimate guide to surviving rapid weather changes up in the mountains…Jeff Renner has packed this book with everything hikers need to know about the elements.  Seattle Times  Enlightening stuff.MOUNTAIN WEATHER: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders

Author: Jeff Renner
Product Code: 819X Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-89886-819-7 Binding: Paperback
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Published: 3/3/2005

Availability: In stock 
Price:  $14.95

Reading clouds, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other clues, pre-trip and on the mountain
Strategies for safety and survival in adverse weather conditions
Regional mountain weather phenomena to watch for across the U.S.

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