Backpacking Skills Equivalency Application

Please fill out this form to apply for the Basic Backpacking Skills badge.

This application is for those who already have the skills encompassed by the Basic Backpacking Skills badge. If you are enrolled in a backpacking course that automatically awards this badge upon completion, you do not need to complete this application.

  • Fill out and submit this application.
  • The application will be sent to the applicable Backpacking Chair for review.
  • Equivalency is for members only. If you are not already a member, consider joining The Mountaineers!

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Are you a current Mountaineers member?   You must be a Mountaineers member to receive a skill badge.

Thank you for your interest in our backpacking programs! We will forward your application on to one of our volunteers, who will review it and get in touch with you about how to move forward. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Member Services at