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Name: How to Organize a BCMC Trip (Offering 15)
Starts: Tue Nov 24, 2020
Meetup: Online meeting
Return: Tue Nov 24, 2020

Registration opens: Thu Nov 19, 2020
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 15

Organizer: Wayne Pattern
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

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

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

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

Do you understand the Difficulty Grading system?

What do those (13:3:1) numbers mean, anyway?

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Participant Information

Historical photo from BCMC archieveSo good we decided to do it again...

The meeting will start at 7 pm.  Here is the link:

Click here to join the meeting

This will be a fun, informal, and interactive info session for those members who would like to know more about organizing club trips.  

In preparation for this tutorial, anyone who has yet to post a trip should become familiar with the website.  Add a new trip to the club schedule by selecting a start date in October of 2021, and put the word "TEST" in the title.  This helps us manage test trips.  It's suggested you post a test-trip for a route you've done before and would consider doing with a small group. Or K2 with your family.  Your call.  The session will help you understand the requirements of adding trip description details for the group, such as required equipment.  We will also discuss screening questions.  These are important to ensure participants have the necessary skills, e.g. AST-1, or to find out who can drive (especially if 4WD is needed or preferred).

During this session we shall endeavor to discuss:

  • How to pick a destination that you'll most likely be comfortable with.
  • Resources and related trip beta.
  • How many people to take, i.e. a safe minimum and maximum.
  • Safety considerations, including club insurance coverage.
  • An overview of the process from posting the trip to saying "goodnight".
  • The benefits of being a frequent trip organizer, e.g. Pro Deals.
  • The BCMC Trip Organizer Insurance Program and Coverage/Liability
  • Covid and trip organizing

In preparation, please review these archived Trip Organizer video tutorials (blasts from the past):


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