Backcountry Trail Running Course Student


Backcountry Trail Running Course Student

This badge represents that someone has enrolled in the Backcountry Trail Running Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

 Description of Skills

The holder of this badge is enrolled in The Mountaineers Backcountry Trail Running Course, and is in the process of completing its requirements. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate proficiency in these skills:

  • Equipment and clothing selection
  • Trip selection based on conditioning and skill level
  • Running-focused travel on varying terrain including, but not limited to rougher trail surfaces, water crossings, and trails that may have snow or ice present
  • Assessment of factors that impact trail running such as weather, terrain, and trail conditions
  • Identification of mountain hazards specific to trail running and familiarity with best practices for safety
  • On-trail navigational competency
  • Emergency preparedness (including bivouacs and how to summon help should it be needed)

What Does This Badge Allow Me to Do?

Participate in all activities within the Backcountry Trail Running Course.

How Do I Get This Badge?

Enroll in the next Backcountry Trail Running Course.