Course Badges

A list of our Course Badges with details about the skills you'll learn, how to obtain them, and how obtaining them helps you become a safer, more skilled participant, leader and instructor!

Course Badges provide recognition for the personal development of our members. The badges signify the basic skills taught in each course and help leaders identify instructors who may be able to help teach future sessions of the course. Please contact us at with any questions or suggestions.


Advanced Alpine Rock

Advanced Alpine Rock

This badge represents successful completion of the Advanced Alpine Rock course.

Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

This badge represents successful completion of the Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series program.

Advanced Scrambling Course

Advanced Scrambling Course

This badge represents completion of our Advanced Scrambling Course of study.

Advanced Scrambling Course Student

Advanced Scrambling Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in The Advanced Scrambling Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course

Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course

This badge is for those participating in our Aid & Big Wall Climbing Seminar.

Alpine Scramble Leadership Course

Alpine Scramble Leadership Course

This badge represents successful completion of The Alpine Scramble Leadership Course. Alpine Scramble or Basic Climbing course graduates that have continued their climbing education and/or raised their leadership skills have completed this course.

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Alpine Scrambling Course which involves travel on and across low or moderately-exposed snow and rock terrain that does not require rope or protection.

Alpine Scrambling Course Student

Alpine Scrambling Course Student

This badge represents enrollment in our Alpine Scrambling Course which involves travel on and across low or moderately-exposed snow and rock terrain that does not require rope or protection.

Avalanche Awareness Course

Avalanche Awareness Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Avalanche Awareness Course, an introduction to understanding and avoiding avalanches.

Avalanche Level 1 Course

Avalanche Level 1 Course

This badge represents successful completion of The Mountaineers Avalanche Level 1 Course.

Avalanche Level 2 Course

Avalanche Level 2 Course

This badge represents successful completion of The Mountaineers Avalanche Level 2 Course.

Backcountry Skiing Course

Backcountry Skiing Course

This badge represents successful completion of The Backcountry Skiing Course, which teaches necessary skills to safely travel the backcountry for alpine tourers, telemarkers, and (depending on the class being offered) snowboarders of intermediate level or better.

Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course Student

Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course Student

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course, and is in the process of completing its requirements.

Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course

Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course.

Backpacking Course

Backpacking Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Backpacking Course, which enables you to safely enjoy overnight trips into the backcountry.

Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Basic Alpine Climbing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

Basic Alpine Climbing Course Student

Basic Alpine Climbing Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in our Basic Alpine Climbing Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Basic Cross-country Skiing Course

Basic Cross-country Skiing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Basic Cross-country Skiing Course.

Basic GPS Course

Basic GPS Course

This badge represents adequate completion of The Basic GPS Course, which expands on skills taught in Basic Navigation courses.

Basic Nature Photography Course

Basic Nature Photography Course

This badge represents successful completion of a Basic Photography or other comparable course offered by a Photography Committee.

Basic Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course

This badge on represents successful completion of the Basic Navigation Course.

Basic Sailing Course

Basic Sailing Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Basic Sailing Course.

Basic Sailing Course Student

Basic Sailing Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in The Sailing Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Sea Kayaking Course.

Basic Sea Kayaking Course Student

Basic Sea Kayaking Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in Sea Kayaking Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Basic Snowshoeing Course

Basic Snowshoeing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Basic Snowshoeing Course, an introductory course that prepares you to travel safely in the winter backcountry on snowshoes.

Basic Snowshoeing Course Student

Basic Snowshoeing Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in our Basic Snowshoeing Course, an introductory course that prepares you to travel safely in the winter backcountry on snowshoes.

Climbing Self-Rescue Course

Climbing Self-Rescue Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Climbing Self-Rescue Course, an advanced course giving you tips for safe travel and skills to effect difficult rescues in parties of two.

Coastal Navigation Course

Coastal Navigation Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Coastal Navigation course.

Conditioning Hiking Series

Conditioning Hiking Series

This badge represents successful completion of the Conditioning Hiking Series program.

Crag Climbing Course

Crag Climbing Course

The badge earned by successfully completing or testing out of our Crag Climbing Course.

Crag Climbing Course Student

Crag Climbing Course Student

The badge for students enrolled in our Crag Climbing Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Denali Expedition Planning Seminar

Denali Expedition Planning Seminar

This badge represents successful completion of our Denali Expedition Planning Seminar.

Future Climb Leader Training Seminar

Future Climb Leader Training Seminar

This badge represents successful completion of the Future Climb Leader Training Seminar.

Glacier Skiing & Crevasse Rescue Course

Glacier Skiing & Crevasse Rescue Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Glacier Skiing/Snowboarding & Crevasse Rescue Course.

Glacier Travel Course

Glacier Travel Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Glacier Travel Course.

Glacier Travel Course Student

Glacier Travel Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in The Glacier Travel Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course Student

Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in our Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course

Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course

This badge represents completion of the Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course of study.

Intermediate Cross-country Skiing Course

Intermediate Cross-country Skiing Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Intermediate Cross-country Skiing Course.

Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course

Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course. Completion of the Basic Sea Kayak Course badge or equivalency is a prerequisite.

Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course Student

Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course Student

This badge represents a participant has enrolled in the Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course and is in the process of learning its skills. Completion of the Basic Sea Kayak Course badge or equivalency is a prerequisite.

Intermediate Skate Skiing Course

Intermediate Skate Skiing Course

This badge has been credited to members who have successfully completed the Intermediate Skate Skiing Course.

Introduction to Alpine Rock Course

Introduction to Alpine Rock Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Introduction to Alpine Rock Course. This course prepares students for following a trad leader in an alpine multi pitch rock climbing environment. This course combined with the glacier travel course and alpine scramble course is equivalent to taking the Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

Introduction to Alpine Rock Course Student

Introduction to Alpine Rock Course Student

This badge represents enrollment in the Introduction to Alpine Rock Course. This course prepares students for following a trad leader in an alpine multi pitch rock climbing environment. This course combined with the glacier travel course and alpine scramble course is equivalent to taking the Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes

Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes

This badge represents successful completion of the Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes Course.

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Introduction to Rock Climbing

This badge represents successful completion of our Introduction to Rock Climbing Course.

Introduction To Skate Skiing Course

Introduction To Skate Skiing Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Introduction to Skate Skiing Course.

Introduction to the Natural World

Introduction to the Natural World

This badge represents successful completion of the Introduction to the Natural World course.

Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Course

Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA) Course.

Naturalists Study Group

Naturalists Study Group

This badge represents participation in our Naturalists Study Group.

Northwest Environmental Issues Course

Northwest Environmental Issues Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Northwest Environmental Issues Course.

Outdoor Leadership Course

Outdoor Leadership Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Outdoor Leadership Course.

Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering Course

Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Ski or Snowboard Mountaineering Course.

Sport Climbing Course

Sport Climbing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Sport Climbing Course.

Telemark Skiing Course

Telemark Skiing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Telemark Skiing Course.

Water Ice Climbing Course

Water Ice Climbing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Water Ice Climbing Course.

Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Responder Course

Wilderness First Responder Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Wilderness First Responder Course, a week-long, in-depth course in wilderness medicine aimed at guides and wilderness educators.

Wilderness Skills Course

Wilderness Skills Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Wilderness Skills Course.

Wilderness Skills Course Student

Wilderness Skills Course Student

This badge represents someone who is enrolled in our Wilderness Skills Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Winter Camping Course

Winter Camping Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Winter Camping Course.