Intermediate Snowshoe Leader Mentorship - Tacoma

Snowshoeing & Outdoor Leadership Course

Intermediate Snowshoe Leader Mentorship

Interested in becoming a snowshoe trip leader? Begin the process here by learning the requirements and completing the application process.

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We are always interested in adding more intermediate trips to the schedule and becoming an intermediate leader is a great way to help us out!

 Before you can sign up to lead a Tacoma Mountaineers snowshoe, you must be on the leadership roster.  Leadership qualities, group and individual safety, experience, and level head decision-making are four major components to successful leadership.  Therefore, we have minimum requirements for those interested in becoming a volunteer trip leader.

Steps to Becoming an Intermediate Snowshoe Leader

  • Be a Basic Snowshoe Leader + Intermediate Snowshoe Graduate (or equivalent1)
  • Successful completion of at least two Intermediate snowshoe trips 
  • Participate as a junior instructor at avalanche safety and snow travels intermediate snowshoe course field trips (Requires Instructor Orientation Seminar)
  • Complete two mentored Intermediate snowshoe trips 
  • Successfully graduate the following courses and have a current badge on your profile:
    • Wilderness Navigation
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Level 1 Avalanche (AIARE I) certification
    • Outdoor Leadership Course (may be completed within one year of becoming a snowshoe leader)

1 A graduate of Basic Alpine Climbing, Alpine Scrambling, or Basic Glacier Climbing who has also completed the Avalanche Rescue or AIARE Level I course is considered equivalent.

Once your application has been submitted and reviewed by the Tacoma Mountaineers Snowshoe committee, you will be assigned a mentor.   For those who are not a current Mountaineers leader in any activity, you will need to complete two mentored Intermediate snowshoe trips.  For those who are a current leader in another Mountaineers activity (i.e.; Hike Leader), you need to have led a minimum of three trips in the last 12 months and complete one mentored Intermediate Snowshoe trip.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.