Question 1 (vii)
What connect does the writer draw out between unpredictable weather and setting up of camps? (Paragraph 3)
From the paragraph:
Mountain climbers are unanimous in agreeing that the unpredictable weather is what they fear the most. There may be sunshine one moment and a snowstorm the other . At higher altitudes, snow is a regular feature and being decisive about setting up camps or proceeding further is crucial. The icy sheets after ice storms make walking treacherous, while the powdery snow makes a mountaineer sink deep into the snow. Up there, where the intention is to embrace Nature’s wonder, one realises that it cannot be done without facing its formidable glory. A true mountaineer may challenge the mountain, yet is always respectful to the powerful forces of nature.
The connection that the writer draws out between unpredictable weather and setting up of camps is that if the weather is unpredictable
- It makes it difficult to decide when the camp should be set up or mountaineers would prefer to climb in sunny weather and camp when it is snowing.