Take your leadership skills to a new level as a Global Adventures leader

Global Adventures leaders take members on trips across North America and around the world, where they can experience Mountaineers activities in new, exciting places.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Global Adventures Leader
June 04, 2017

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 Alaska, the Rockies, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas, the British Isles, New Zealand, and more. The Global Adventures program may be the perfect place for you to live your travel dreams, and at the same time, take your trip planning and group leadership skills to a new level.  

Serving As A Leader

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 covering the program, and the leader accompanies the group to oversee the group's safety and the delivery of the program. In addition to the normal responsibilities and technical skills required of any Mountaineers activity, Global Adventures leaders must also be adept travel planners, accountants, facilitators, guides, cheerleaders, and trouble-shooters. Leaders will handle the special complexities of multi-day travel far from home with a diverse group who may not know each other. They must be experienced in managing risk and overseeing the safety and enjoyment of their group members. They must truly enjoy people and service, be highly organized yet flexible, and have exceptional communication skills as well as the professionalism to represent the Mountaineers favorably around the world.  

Becoming A Leader

Does this description fit you, even in part? Do you think you might like to add Global Adventures leader to your leadership resume? To develop your leadership and planning skills to the next level? To experience far-flung places with skilled and like-minded Mountaineers companions? The Global Adventures program is actively recruiting leaders and working to expand its offerings, so the time is right! Check out the process and qualifications to become a Global Adventures leader here, or contact Global Adventures Committee chair Cindy Hoover at cyn@zipcon.com with your completed application form to get things started!