To all current and aspiring trip leaders:
Mark down the weekend of May 11th to 12th on
This is your chance to ramp up your trip
leading and outdoor adventure skills in time
for the coming summer season. The T&L
Committee, along with a group of our veteran
section leaders, are hosting a evening (Friday evening in Calgary) of review and discussion of all aspects of mountain trip leadership followed by a day (Saturday in the front ranges) of applying what we discuss in a easier day of hiking / scrambling.
You will have the opportunity to learn or review the many soft skills associated with leading people into the outdoors. Depending on time and interest expressed by the group we will attempt to address more relevant aspects of some of the following essential topics:
- group management skills,
- dealing with common injuries,
- working with communication devices,
- navigation & route finding,
- emergency shelters and bivy's,
- legal aspects,
- liability and trip waivers,
- post accident/incident work and reporting,
- risk management,
- case studies of past accidents and where
things went wrong.
The weekend workshop will start at 6:30pm on
Friday May 11th at a location in Calgary to be determined (we have two possible options). This evening will be an indoors discussion of select topics from the list above. Depending on seasonal conditions (maybe winter will go away finally!) and the weather, we will choose an objective that will allow for elevation gain, and application of what we discuss and review, and a full day outing to achieve the set objective (summit).
This will be a very interactive weekend where
the various exercises are meant to engage you
and foster an atmosphere of joint learning in
the sharing of information among the group. The
Saturday trip in particular will allow every
participant to take turns in leading and
problem solving on the go.
This course is offered at a cost of $25.- per
person and includes a Friday night Pizza dinner.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to spend an
fun and educational weekend with your fellow
section trip leaders!