Let's talk BMC #3:
Climb Officials -
Aside from the Organizer/Team Leader of the climb, he/she may appoint other officials who he/she may delagate other essential tasks to fully secure the safety of the group and achieve a successful climb. They are as follows:
Team Leader (Organizer) - highest authority in the group. He/She is also the organizer and Point-of-Contact (POC) for the climb.
Lead man (Trailblazer) - one of the most physically fit within the party who spearheads the group in managing terrain.
Medic (Middle man) - positioned on the middle of the group. This is for him/her to easily respond on the emergency between both ends. However, normally it is expected that all climb officials must have at least a basic background on BLS and first aiding.
Sweeper (tail end) - self-sustained and responsible of bringing up the back-end.
Other climb officials:
Lead Assist - as the man who is behind the Lead Man, this officer’s responsibility is to give support to the decision making and technical needs of the Lead Man whenever is needed.
Scribe - has the duty of documenting the details of the climb. Usually behind the lead man in the formation and reminding everyone else to follow the itinerary.
Camp/Load Master - responsible for the organization of the campsite, assigns participants to which tents they will sleep on, and assures all gears are complete before and after the activity.
Head Cook - has the most knowledge in preparing foods, assures that all ingredients are complete and assigns group for cooking and dishwashing. Also, considers the preferred meals of everyone before and during the climb.
Contact Person - should be present during the pre-climb and has a copy of the itinerary. Is also responsible for activating a search and rescue team if the team is not contacted within twenty-four (24) hours of the estimated date/time of arrival.
Note: Being one of the officials of the climb, one is expected to be on their prime physical condition to diligently do their responsibilities well.
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