New Hike Leader Seminar


New Hike Leader Seminar - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This 2.5 hour evening seminar provides experienced hikers with the information necessary to become an official hike leader for the Mountaineers. Participation in Mountaineers day hikes and/or other activities is a pre-requisite for taking the seminar. This seminar is not appropriate for new members who have not yet participated in any Mountaineers activities. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.

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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Seattle Program Center, Cascade A/B - 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Seminar covers Mountaineers hiking classifications, posting hikes on the website, screening hike participants, responsibilities of hike leaders before, during, and after the hike; ensuring a safe and and enjoyable hike. There will be a lecture, small group work, and discussion of real-life scenarios encountered by hike leaders.

A collection of reference materials for use by new hike leaders is available on the Seattle Hiking Committee section of the Club website here.  Participants are encouraged to review these documents before the seminar.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None for the seminar.

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