Discussion in 'Meteo & Astro' started by Baldy, Feb 9, 2020.
A lot of wind down here but not much rain. The neighbour's recycling boxes are in our garden but ours are still in the proper place. A lot of cars have smashed wing mirrors but I'm not sure that's storm damage... Allowed myself to be lured into spending Sunday afternoon playing pool in the pub, something I haven't done for about 20 years.
Storm passed the French coast a couple of hundred kilometres north of us, had some funny hazy sunlight on Sat evening, but no wind until today, just catching the trailing edge, 14°, 20 kmh winds and a bit of drizzle.
Hope those whom are affected are safe and well
Bring back Michael Fish, he wouldn't have made such a fuss. The weather presenter they had on the BBC TV on Saturday was like Senna the Soothsayer.
Just the one. I gave it a very wide berth.
Just started to snow here (N Shropshire).
Would this be a really bad time to say it's 18°C here and the daffs are out?
Is that Daffy Duck!
our local wether and traffic news website ( Buxtonweather.co.uk ) is always good for such conditions.
They showed a photo that someone sent in of a caravan on the Woodhead Pass (near the top, but going nowhere until it was put the right way up again).
It really wouldn't be rocket science to think that would have been a bad idea.
I used to live in Tideswell, but moved back here in 1998 before on line traffic cams existed. The traffic cam outside the Anchor Inn would have been very useful!
No ice axes, crampons or map - and 3 of them in trainers …….
I'm not making a direct comparison as they were clearly fools to attempt such a climb without regard to the weather, whatever their equipment, but I bet that "carrying no maps and wearing trainers" would be the quip for the newspapers should at least 50% of Trek-Liters ever need the services of Mountain Rescue.
I don't go to Scotland without heftyboots.
It's snowing lightly here in Leeds at the moment.
I'm wearing trail shoes for much of what I do at the moment, they could easily be called trainers. Mind you I wouldn't be up the Ben in snow, in them.
But I'd hope Trek-liters would match their kit to the conditions - these folks obviously had "no idea".
And going out without a map isn't in my 'modus operandi' regardless of what other navigation tools are carried. Stuff happens.
I sometimes go out without a map but NEVER without a compass. If phone battery/GPS fails I have mountain routes sufficiently memorised to be able to navigate off to safety using a compass only. If it's a complex geography with steeps drops to all sides or somewhere I've never been before I would ALWAYS have a 1:25k map.
The advice to always carry a map and compass is redundant if you don't know how to use them in the sort of terrain and conditions you are likely to encounter on any particular day. Mrs Ho does hill marathons and ultras and every kit list, for every race, requires them to carry a map and compass. There is absolutely no requirement for them to know how to use them.
Maps *sigh*, that would be nice.
Yup, I've been on Kinder - near Grindsbrook, and had someone with a GPS showing our location ask me where we were. I suspect the idea of contour lines was the problem. Luckily it was a nice day in summer.
Not looking great at all again this weekend.
AMBER WARNINGS IN PLACE !!
Saturday looks fantastic in this country, just unfortunate I have a bloody engagement party to go to, hopefully get some 24hr bug tomorrow
Mrs Ho was supposed to be doing an organised 25 mile night recce between Osmotherley and Helmsley (North Yorkshire Moors) tomorrow night. The organisers have said it is still on!!!. She's decided to stay at home and drink wine. I was supposed to be doing a 12 mile circuit around Malham Tarn and Goredale Scar on Sunday but we are thinking of calling that off.
Well if you are in the area and it's owt like last week you may get to see malham cove as a waterfall
I bet the Scar will be impressive in full flow
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