Comprehensive Trip Leader Workshop - Friday, May 11, 2018

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: To Be Determined 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, May 11, 2018 06:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, May 08, 2018 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: Friday evening and All day Saturday 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ken Baxter

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 18
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


To all current and aspiring trip leaders: Mark down the weekend of May 11th to 12th on your calendars!

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!

Required Items to Bring:
We will provide a list of items to bring along to you later, but essentially pen and paper as well as all the gear you would take on a one day outing in the field on your favourite full day climb/scramble.

Recommended Items to Bring:
A keen interest to learn and to share your knowledge in a group setting

You will be moved from the wait list to list of confirmed participants once you have sent us the course fee of $25.00. As space is limited we request that you send us these funds soon to ensure that you will have a spot on the course. The preferred payment option is by sending an INTERAC e-transfer to the following email address Please ensure to also send the password for accepting the e-transfer to the course coordinator who is the T&L committee chair by separate email immediately following the transfer email. When making the e-transfer please ensure that your name and the name of the course for which you are making the payment is clearly visible.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

No refunds on cancellations unless we can fill your place.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
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Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 08:00 PM.