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Leading Trips With The VOC: Slideshow · Thursday, November 7th
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Start: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6:30 pm
This slideshow is geared towards anyone new to leading trips with the VOC. It also extends on Moving Through Terrain on Skis. Taking up in spots where that slideshow left off. I think this slideshow will be informative to a wider range of people and the leadership skills learnt aren't necessarily limited to the VOC but any trip into the backcountry. Some information comes from my experience in the guiding world, i.e. the Mechanized Ski Industry, the ACMG and Mountain Guides.
-Planning your trip, taking into account risk and your margin of safety
-Increasing the safety margin of your trip
-Leading improvised rescues
-Glacier Travel decisions
-Track setting and Pacing
By the end of the slideshow, you should feel comfortable in organizing and maybe even leading a trip. You should hopefully understand how best to go about leading the trip safely. You should be able to recognize the limitation of leading people into the backcountry and understand the mental aspects behind leading a trip.