Become a Global Adventures Leader, Next Training Nov 1

The Mountaineers Global Adventures program takes members far and wide, broadening available Mountaineers activities to other parts of North America and the world. Find out how to become a Global Adventures leader and attend our next leader training course in November.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Global Adventures Leader & Super Volunteer
May 24, 2023
Become a Global Adventures Leader, Next Training Nov 1
A Global Adventure Participant in the Dolomites. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Talbert.

Are you an experienced Mountaineers activity leader who dreams of taking Mountaineers companions on multi-day adventures in far-flung places around North America and the wider world? Global Adventures leaders have taken groups skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, scrambling, backpacking, trekking, and day-walking in the desert Southwest, Alaska, the Rockies, the Alps, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas, the British Isles, New Zealand, Turkey, Jordan, the Amalfi Coast, and more.  The Global Adventures program may be the perfect place for you to live your travel dreams and take your trip planning and group leadership skills to a new level!

what's involved in being A global ADventures LEADER?

In addition to the normal responsibilities and technical skills required for leaders of any Mountaineers activity, Global Adventures leaders are also travel planners, accountants, facilitators, cheerleaders, and trouble-shooters. Leaders  handle the special complexities of multi-day travel far from home with a diverse group who may not know each other.

The leaders of Global Adventures trips organize multi-day itineraries and all or most of the logistics for those itineraries (transport, lodgings, services, food) in advance. Participants pay an up-front trip price to cover the program, and the leader accompanies the group to oversee the safety and delivery of the program.

To become a Global Adventures leader, you must be an active Mountaineers leader for one of our activity committees, be up-to-date on all activity leading requirements, and have experience in multi-day trip planning and logistics through trips with family, friends, or outside organizations.

BECOMING A global adventures LEADER

Think you might like to add Global Adventures leader to your leadership resume, develop your leadership and planning skills, and experience far-flung places with skilled and like-minded Mountaineers companions? Check out the process and qualifications to become a Global Adventures leader, and submit  your completed application form to get things started!   

Questions? Contact Co-Chairs Cindy Hoover or Cheryl Talbert at

next Global Adventures leader training in november 2023

We offer a training course for new and aspiring Global Adventures leaders every other year or so, and the next session is coming up  November 1, 2023.  The course includes an evening seminar and an all-day, in-person workshop at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center.

Learn more & Register  

Leader permission is required. You'll be asked to submit a Global Adventures Leader Application or have an application in process, or to be a new leader just beginning to offer trips. 

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