Trip Leader Orientation


Trip Leader Orientation - Online Classroom

Two-hour classroom orientation for new or aspiring Everett Scrambling trip leaders.

  • Challenging



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? 

Or are you “not sure”, but curious in learning more about what it would eventually take to qualify as a scrambling Trip Leader?

Being just 2 hours, this orientation 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.

Priority will go to Everett Scrambling & Basic Climbing graduates – register without Leader Permission.

The orientation will be virtual (Zoom), but there will be ~1.5 hours of homework to do ahead of time. The homework will be sent out a couple weeks prior to the Zoom session.

Topics covered:

> Good leadership characteristics & skills

> Teamwork / Group Dynamics / Conflict Resolution

> Safety strategies

> The “roadmap” to Trip Leader qualification

> The “Mentored Trip” process

> Trip Scenario problem-solving discussions


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