The Dangers of Mountain Environments
Lesson objectives <ul><li>All students  must be able to name 3 pieces of essential mountain survival equipment </li></ul><...
Mountain equipment <ul><li>What is the purpose of each piece of equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I missing any equipment fo...
Ice Axe Rope Harness Tent Sleeping bag
Some of the dangers faced in extreme mountain environments
The North Face of the Eiger Nicknamed the ‘Murderwall’.  More than 50 people have died climbing it over the years.
The tragic story of Toni Kurz
Dangerous cliffs
Crevasse
Avalanche How do they find people buried under an avalanche?
What has happened to him? Beck Weathers, after getting caught in a storm on Everest in 1996
Crampon Challenge! <ul><li>2 volunteers each to have a go at attaching the crampons to the walking boots, with frost bitte...
Other dangers <ul><li>Hypothermia </li></ul><ul><li>This occurs when the body core temperature drops below 35 degrees.  It...
Are mountains really that dangerous...? <ul><li>We have explored some of the dangers and very occasionally accidents happe...
Your Mission:  Mont Blanc-highest mountain in France Height 4810 metres Location:  French Alps Your route and campsites ar...
Task:  What would I need to take? <ul><li>The worksheet shows a few of the items you would need to climb Mont Blanc. </li>...
Lesson Outcomes <ul><li>All students  must be able to name 3 pieces of essential mountain survival equipment </li></ul><ul...
Plenary <ul><li>What were the total costs you came to?  </li></ul>Can anyone tell me how a rope or any other piece of equi...
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  1. 1. The Dangers of Mountain Environments
  2. 2. Lesson objectives <ul><li>All students must be able to name 3 pieces of essential mountain survival equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Most students should be able to explain the purpose of those 3 pieces of equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Some students could comment on how the types of mountain survival equipment have changed over time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mountain equipment <ul><li>What is the purpose of each piece of equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I missing any equipment fo climbing a big mountain? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ice Axe Rope Harness Tent Sleeping bag
  5. 5. Some of the dangers faced in extreme mountain environments
  6. 6. The North Face of the Eiger Nicknamed the ‘Murderwall’. More than 50 people have died climbing it over the years.
  7. 7. The tragic story of Toni Kurz
  8. 8. Dangerous cliffs
  9. 9. Crevasse
  10. 10. Avalanche How do they find people buried under an avalanche?
  11. 11. What has happened to him? Beck Weathers, after getting caught in a storm on Everest in 1996
  12. 12. Crampon Challenge! <ul><li>2 volunteers each to have a go at attaching the crampons to the walking boots, with frost bitten hands. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other dangers <ul><li>Hypothermia </li></ul><ul><li>This occurs when the body core temperature drops below 35 degrees. It causes shivering, drowsiness and eventually death. </li></ul><ul><li>Altitude Sickness </li></ul><ul><li>Caused by lack of oxygen. Mild altitude sickness is a headache and feeling sick, severe altitude sickness causes your brain to swell and your lungs to fill with fluid. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are mountains really that dangerous...? <ul><li>We have explored some of the dangers and very occasionally accidents happen </li></ul><ul><li>… but that thousands of people safely explore the mountains every year, so you should too if you get the chance. </li></ul><ul><li>Duke of Edinburgh is a great place to start. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Your Mission: Mont Blanc-highest mountain in France Height 4810 metres Location: French Alps Your route and campsites are along the red line
  16. 16. Task: What would I need to take? <ul><li>The worksheet shows a few of the items you would need to climb Mont Blanc. </li></ul><ul><li>You have ‘£1000’ to spend each. Select and circle the items you think will be most important if you were to climb this mountain. You must stay under £1000 </li></ul><ul><li>2. In your books , write down 2 items you chose not to buy . Explain for each why you decided not to take those items. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Write down the 3 items that you feel would be the most important. Explain why you feel each of the items you chose is so important. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Lesson Outcomes <ul><li>All students must be able to name 3 pieces of essential mountain survival equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Most students should be able to explain the purpose of those 3 pieces of equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Some students could comment on how the types of mountain survival equipment have changed over time </li></ul>
  18. 18. Plenary <ul><li>What were the total costs you came to? </li></ul>Can anyone tell me how a rope or any other piece of equipment has changed compared to 50 years ago? What were the most expensive items? What 3 items are most important and why?

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