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Name: How to Organize a BCMC Trip (Offering 18)
Starts: Tue Apr 27, 2021
Meetup: Online meeting
Return: Tue Apr 27, 2021

Registration opens: Tue Apr 13, 2021
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 20

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...

After you sign up please wait for the page to refresh.  You will then see the pre-meeting questions.

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.  Use the "Test Trip" icon (TT).  This helps us manage test trips.  Post any sort of trip you'd like.  Your call.  The session will help you to understand how to add trip details for the group.  We will also discuss screening questions.  These are important to ensure participants have the necessary skills, e.g. AST-1, or 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):


Trip Photos
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