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 Climbing Course

Advanced Alpine Rock Climbing Course

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 Sailing & Racing Course

Advanced Sailing & Racing Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Advanced Sailing and Racing Course.

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 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.

Alpine Scrambling Leadership Course

Alpine Scrambling 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.

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 Trail Running Course

Backcountry Trail Running Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Backcountry Trail Running Course.

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.

Backpacking Course

Backpacking Course

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

Backpacking Course Student

Backpacking Course Student

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Backpacking Course

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 Glacier Travel Course

Basic Glacier Travel Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Glacier Travel Course.

Basic Glacier Travel Course Student

Basic 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.

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.