Mountain Safety Guidelines:
In Emergency call
999 or 112 (mobile phone) and
ask for Mountain Rescue
Be Well Equipped.
Check the weather forecast the day before and observe
the weather patterns throughout the day.
regular check on your location
weather keep close together as a group.
Have several escape routes
Keep and eye
on your companions for signs of hypothermia
The three mountain ranges that constitute the Brecon Beacons National
Park are green and pleasant and this can give a false sense of security. The weather can range rapidly
during the course of a day. This
can make a big difference to your safety particularly if you are ill equipped and or
inexperienced. Watch the Weather ! Mist, snow
falling, rain or wind can quickly confuse your sense of direction. If you are poorly
dressed for bad weather exposure or hypothermia can rapidly deplete your concentration and energy. Loss of consciousness and even rapid
death can occur.
symptoms of hypothermia to look out for include :
uncharacteristic aggression, and confusion.
Consult a weather forecast
prior to walking. If possible check the weather early the same
day. But also look out during the day for local weather patterns which may
differ from the forecast and can change rapidly in the hills. The links below offer
a range of information of varying quality try them out and pick the one best for you.