Seattle MAC - Leadership Workshop Series

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Leadership Workshop Series - Online Classroom

(Session #4) A series of classroom-style workshops designed to empower junior & senior MAC students to plan and lead their own climbing or mountaineering trip with the support of staff and volunteers, as a lesson in leadership. This workshop is part of a 5-session long series and students must enroll in all 5 parts. This workshop has prerequisites, see leader's notes for details. 7-9pm

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.
  • Challenging

Sessions will be via Zoom unless noted otherwise. 7-9pm

Each session will feature a different topic, see leader's notes for details. Meeting info will be sent to registered participants on the day of the meeting. 

This series is open only to students in MAC who are junior or seniors in high school, or have been in MAC for a minimum of 2 years, and are in their 3rd or more year in the program.


Session 4: Route finding/Sharing Plans

  • Using navigation apps - Gaia and Cal Topo
  • Interpreting a route description
    • Maps
    • Written descriptions
    • Route topos
  • Route finding on rock
  • Share where you are in your climb plan
  • What do you need help with? What are you nervous about? What are you missing?

Homework for the spring/summer: Finish your trip plan. Lead your trip!

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Trip Reports