The weather plays a
very important factor; it can make or break your attempt.
RAIN; Will make the rocks very
slimy and greasy, so extreme caution is needed.
WIND; Depending on how strong it
is, can blow you off your feet, or could even stop your attempt
if it turns into GALE-FORCE ( on ridges ) Rain on its own will
not lower the body temperature. WIND and RAIN can
create a chill-factor which can low your body temperature ( HYPOTHERMIA )
MIST; This can make navigation
difficult, this is when good navigators are worth their weight in
SUNNY; Be sure your helpers carry
plenty of water and drink reqularly, plus put on a sun block.
Any one, or a combination of
these can slow you down, or even stop your attempt. So you need
to be fit, have good navigators and helpers, plus have the right
head on. ( it means being in the right frame of mind
Make sure you have
cagoule, hat and gloves with you.
The weather can
change by the hour.
On the day make sure you take plenty of
spare clothing, preferably lightweight thermals. Then if the
weather is bad, it is always a good feeling to start your next
leg in dry gear. But most important to have a good wind-proof top
on, even when your dry clothes become wet.
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