Every walk on a club trip has a ‘Walk organiser’ and ‘Seconder’. These are more experienced members who feel confident organising the walk, navigating and involving new members in the whole thing. Part of walk organising is sharing your knowledge with less experienced members and they will explain navigation decisions and involve the whole group on walks – feel free to ask questions! Also remember it’s completely ok to challenge their decisions, we want a healthy environment where everyone contributes to avoid problems – walk organisers can make mistakes too! It is at the discretion of the committee as to who can organise a walk, one of the most important things is that you’re keen to share your love of the outdoors with less experienced members and improve the experience of being a EUHWC member but in general you should be at a level where you have at least:
- Walked a minimum of 15 mountain days.
- Been on a minimum of 3 trips with the club.
- Have attended relevant navigation courses.
- Have other previous experience.
Although it is the meet organisers responsibility to ensure that there are suitably qualified walk organizers, the club does not accept liability for the walks offered. Think of walks with EUHWC as going walking with a friend who is a skilled hill walker – walk organisers are experienced and know what they are doing. They are aware of the risks involved in hill walking, and what must be done to avoid them but they do not take responsibility for your well being . Each individual is responsible for themselves and their safety when on and off the hill. If you ever feel there is an inexperienced walk organiser on a club trip it is your responsibility to let the meet organiser know, or report it via the feedback form, and the committee will take suitable actions.
If you would like to walk organise or second please let any of the committee know – we are always really keen to help our members organise great walks for the club!