Trip Leader Orientation - Online Classroom


Trip Leader Orientation - Online Classroom

Two-hour virtual orientation for new or aspiring Everett 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.
  • Casual

Virtual, 7:00-9:00 PM

Zoom link to be provided

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.

There is ~1.5 hours' homework prior to the session, so register in advance. Upon registration, you'll be provided with links to the homework, and the Zoom link for the Mar 30 orientation.

The orientation is open to Scrambling & Basic Climbing graduates, as well as Scrambling & Basic Climbing students.

Topics covered:

> 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


Required Equipment

Required Equipment


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