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Name: How to Organize BCMC Trips
Starts: Tue Mar 14, 2017
Meetup: Anza Club, 6pm sharp (before BCMC Social)
Return: Tue Mar 14, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Dec 09, 2016
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A0  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Paul Olynek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your main reason(s) for wanting to organize trips?

What types of trips would you like to organizer, e.g. snowshoeing?

What is concerns do you have about being a trip organizer?

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Participant Information

Historical photo from BCMC archieveThis will be a fun, informal, and interactive info session for those members who would like to know more about organizing club trips. This session is best suited for those who have been on a few trips but haven't organized one yet, or are just starting to organize them... though all members are welcome.  In preparation for this tutorial, I want everyone attending who has *not* posted a trip before to familiarize themselves with the process by adding a new trip to the club schedule.  Please select a start date between 7 to 11 months in the future and put the word "TEST" in the title.  I suggest you post a "test" trip for a route you've done before and would consider redoing with a small group... that should help you with the task of adding a reasonable amount of trip description details for where the group would be going and what equipment will be required.  Also try adding some "Screening Questions" to help ensure participants have any necessary skills, e.g. AST-1, and to find out who can drive (especially if 4WD is needed or preferred).  Thank you!

During our one hour session we will attempt to include the following in our discussion:

  • How to pick a destination that you'll most likely be comfortable with.
  • How many people to take, i.e. a safe minimum and maximum.
  • Safety considerations, including club insurance coverage.
  • Club tools available to you, such as ice climbing tools.
  • An overview of the process from posting the trip to saying "goodnight".
  • The benefits of being a frequent trip organizer, e.g. Pro Deals.

Since the session date will take place near the start of Spring season, we'll focus our discussion on organizing higher altitude Snowshoeing and Backcountry Ski trips... and maybe mention upcoming Rock Climbing Trips... but the basic concepts will apply to other types of trips.

In preparation, please review these Trip Organizer video tutorials (created in 2013?):

I'm looking forward to meeting newer members, as well as returning members.

Paul O :-)

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Paul Olynek Grade: A5 Start: Sat 16 Sep '17
M:8, C:5, W:0
A day of moderate [5.8-5.10b] single-pitch crack and slab climbing in the Squamish area.
Paul Olynek Grade: A5 Start: Thu 14 Sep '17
M:4, C:3, W:0
A day of moderate [5.9-5.10b] single-pitch crack and slab climbing in the Squamish area.
Paul Olynek Grade: C/D5 Start: Sat 2 Sep '17
M:4, C:5, W:0
Climbing the long exposed Northwest Ridge of Mt Sir Donald... solid rock-climbing experience required.
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