boot  Map Scales.  1:25k.  4cm = 1km;  Convert Map to World  (cm/4=km)  ie 2cm/4 = 0.5km.

 

boot

 Map Scales.  1:25k.  4cm = 1km;  Convert World to Map  (km*4=cm)  ie 1.5km*4 = 6cm.

Weather

 
  • The weather can make such a difference to a planned trip to the mountains.  It will influence what equipment to take, your route selection, where to camp and even whether to push on or retreat.  Mountain Rangers learn…
    • Where sources of information on weather can be found.
    • Elementary interpretation of weather charts.
    • Weather developments associated with different air masses, major cloud forms, changes in wind direction and in atmospheric pressure
    • Elementary practical identification of cloud types, wind speeds and temperature.