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Who Can Lead What?

The certification that you need to lead a trip depends on the type and length of the trip. Every trip needs two leaders; the leader certifications listed in this chart are the minimum requirements for leaders of each type and length of trip.

Example #1: An overnight backcountry trip can be lead by a Backcountry Leader and an Assistant Leader.

Example #2: Any climbing trip needs to have at least one Climbing Leader, and ALL leaders must be at least Assistant Climbing Leaders.