ScramblingTrip Leader Orientation - Snohomish County PUD

Seminar: ScramblingTrip Leader Orientation

ScramblingTrip Leader Orientation - Snohomish County PUD

A 2-hour classroom orientation for members interested in becoming Scrambling trip leaders.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
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Snohomish PUD

2320 California St, Everett

Have you developed your mountaineering skills and experience to the point where you’d like to plan and lead your own trips?  Do you have good organizational, communications, time management, risk assessment & group dynamics skills?  Are you “not sure”, but curious in learning more about what it would eventually take to qualify as a scrambling Trip Leader?

Being just two hours, the session will certainly not be an attempt to discuss & develop all the skills of becoming an effective leader. However, it will provide insight into what skills are needed and valuable, how to get to that point with a minimum of “learning lessons the hard way”, and will provide a step-by-step guide on using the Mentored Process to qualify as a Scrambling Trip Leader.

Trip Leader requirements are as follows:

  • Be a graduate of the Alpine Scrambling or Basic Climbing class
  • Have a current MOFA / WFA certification
  • Participate in instruction of at least one Alpine Scrambling field trip
  • Attend this Trip Leader Orientation, or an equivalent or broader club leadership seminar
  • Successfully lead one mentored scramble trip

Topics covered at the Trip Leader Orientation will include:

  • Good leadership characteristics
  • Trip leadership skills
  • Leadership styles
  • Teamwork / Group Dynamics / Conflict Resolution
  • Safety & emergency preparedness
  • Risk Assessment
  • Time Management
  • The “Mentored Trip” process
  • Trip Scenario problem-solving discussions

Snohomish County PUD

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring a flash drive for copying key electronic files that are useful in planning & leading trips.

Trip Reports