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TraditionalMountaineering Leaders' Guidelines and Documents

TraditionalMountaineering, organized in Oregon to provide Mountaineering Education, seeks "To provide information and instruction about world-wide basic to advanced mountain climbing safety skills and gear, off trail hiking, scrambling and light and fast backpacking techniques, illustrated through actual shared mountaineering adventures in the Cascades Wilderness."

Purpose and Scope:
TraditionalMountaineering provides free basic to advanced instruction in mountain climbing safety skills and gear, and outdoor leadership skills and concepts. TraditionalMountaineering is a virtual club with no formal structure, meetings, newsletters and so on. TraditionalMountaineering may serve as an information source for varied mountain adventures that may be organized and lead by individuals by providing space for their prospectus write-up on it’s website. Approved free seminars designed for novices and experts together, may also be offered.

• Alpine Mountaineering: This is the central interest of TraditionalMountaineering. This tradition-based sport includes: on and off trail hiking, scrambling, light weight wilderness backpacking, Leave-No-Trace camping and bivouacking, as well as technical travel and mountaineering on snow, rock and ice, glacier travel, technical rock climbing and summitting peaks. 
• Related Activities: Alpine Mountaineering is an aerobic sport. It includes jogging, running, hiking the hills, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, back country skiing, snowshoeing, telemark skiing and similar sports all acting together to improve aerobic capacity, strength, balance and athleticism.
• Environmental Activities: Traditional Mountaineering supports environmentally sound activities and programs that benefit the sport of Alpine Mountaineering. TraditionalMountaineering also provides some financial support and guidance for the Deschutes County Public Library’s Alpine Mountaineering section and Smith Rock State Park.  We have Adopted the section of the wild and scenic Crooked River through Smith Rock for SOLV and we have won awards for the  Adopting a section of Highway 20 at an entrance to the Oregon Badlands, Cascade Lakes Highway on the way to Mt. Bachelor, at the South Sister Climbers Trail and one mile of the entrance road to Smith Rock State Park and more!

Outings Guidelines:  Many of the related activities enjoyed by TraditionalMountaineers do not require Guidelines for the conduct of outings by the organizers or leaders.  As a matter of course, participants will be advised of the names of the approved leaders, the times of their outings, where to meet, the equipment required and what the plans are for the adventure (the goals) so that the participants are informed and can judge for themselves if they can safely participate.

--Climb on! Bob Speik
Copyright© 1995-2012 by Robert Speik. All Rights Reserved.





Read more . . .
  About Alpine Mountaineering:
  The Sport of Alpine Mountaineering
  Climbing Together
  Following the Leader
  The Mountaineers' Rope
  Basic Responsibilities       Cuatro Responsabiliades Basicas de Quienes Salen al Campo
  The Ten Essential Systems         Los Diez Sistemas Esenciales

  Our Leader's Guidelines:
  Our Volunteer Leader Guidelines
  Sign-in Agreements, Waivers and Prospectus     This pdf form will need to be signed by you at the trail head
  Sample Prospectus    Make sure every leader tells you what the group is going to do; print a copy for your "responsible person"
  Participant Information Form    This pdf form can be printed and mailed or handed to the Leader if requested or required
  Emergency and Incident Report Form    Copy and print this form. Always carry two copies with your Essentials 
  Participant and Group First Aid Kit    Print this form. Make up your own first aid essentials (kits)


Mountain climbing has inherent dangers that can in part, be mitigated


Climbers, from Scrambles Amonst the Alps by Edward Wymper
"The club Room of Zermatt, in 1864"
A traditional sport based on more than 150 years of experience!