Category: Training tips

Water hazards

When identifying and managing water hazards, it’s not just rivers that we have to consider; we also need to be switched on to identifying a variety of other potential water hazards, including marshes, bogs, lakes and streams.

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Steep ground hazards

Although steep ground can be (and is best) avoided by those with limited experience on this terrain, it is a fundamental skill for a mountain leader to be able to operate safely on steep ground.

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Weather hazards

Weather conditions can have a huge impact on the mountain environment. In your planning you need to interpret the weather forecast and decide what impact it’s going to have on your plan.

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Mountain hazards: overview

When leading/managing a group in the mountains you need to be able adapt to the terrain and conditions you encounter and manage the varying abilities of your group members.

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