Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)

3.9 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780898868197: Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 



* 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.
Working as a broadcast meteorologist, author 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.
The book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


JEFF RENNER is a meteorologist for the KING 5 television station in Seattle, Washington. He is an avid skier, climber, hiker, and flight instructor.


Review:

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. (Idaho Falls Post Register)

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. (Daily Record (Ellensburg, WA))

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. (Olympian)

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. (Atlanta Sports & Fitness)

Provides vital and practical information for people who spend time in the outdoors...Makes for good armchair reading as well. (Bend Bulletin)

A handy guide to understanding weather for those who like to experience its permutations in the mountain wilds. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Enlightening stuff. (Seattle Times)

Weather gets everybody's attention outdoors. Jeff Renner'sMountain Weatherwill teach you how to see what's over the horizon. (Medford (OR) Mail Tribune)

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. (Connecticut Post)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X BRAND NEW! NOT DIRTY OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780898868197

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Renner, Jeff
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 089886819X. Seller Inventory # Z089886819XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Renner, Jeff
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780898868197

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Renner, Jeff
ISBN 10: 089886819X ISBN 13: 9780898868197
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780898868197

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book