mountains and wind

mountains and wind

Post by si.. » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Hi All,

This could be one of those silly questions, but as i wont be the first
to ask one:

Is it always windy up mountians??

I am planning on going to wales at the weekend to about 1500 feet, but
is it always windy at that height?

Thanks,

Simon

 
 
 

mountains and wind

Post by NORTH32 » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00

nope!

 
 
 

mountains and wind

Post by Peter Barghol » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Hi Simon,

I live on a mountain, and I fly on the Mountain.

Generaly the wind comes off the sea, it rushes over the flat lands, and
then hits the side of the mountain and so is deflected (up-ish). This
deflection spoils the wind, ie makes it turbulent and unpredictable.  The
best spot to fly is on the top, on a not too windy day. If you are lucky,
you will catch uninterupted wind from the ocean.

The next problem with most mountains is that they are covered in tall
trees. Mine is covered in 200 foot Mountain ash. This makes it nessessary
to find a BIG open area in which the wind is not spoilt by the trees, or
else the deflected, turbulent and unpredictable wind becomes spoilt and
more turbulent and ... you get the picture.

But, like people who fly in cities, It may take  different skills but I fly
on the mountain and have great fun.

If you want to have a kite holiday where you have smooth constant wind, go
to the sea.

If I can help you further on this, Just ask

Peter Bargholz
(still here)


| Hi All,
|
| This could be one of those silly questions, but as i wont be the first
| to ask one:
|
|
| Is it always windy up mountians??
|
| I am planning on going to wales at the weekend to about 1500 feet, but
| is it always windy at that height?
|
|
| Thanks,
|
| Simon
|

 
 
 

mountains and wind

Post by Tako kich » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Hi Simon,

An experienced kite flier told me this: "too much scenery makes for bad
kite flying."

~TK