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Mount Whitney Day Trek Award

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Sponsoring Council

Orange County

Award Dimensions

4½“ Diameter


Summit Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevadas.

Map Link (where applicable)

External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements


This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church), Rancho Santa Margarita, California.


  1. Climb and “summit” 14,505 foot Mt. Whitney as an in- and-out trek from Whitney Portal in a 24-hour period.

  2. Acclimate by camping and sleeping at Whitney Portal the night before the trek.

  3. This award; ;may also be earned by units exiting Whitney Portal at the conclusion of a long-term Sierra trek. In one day, backpack from Guitar Lake, summit Mt Whitney, and exit at Whitney Portal.


1. Croft, P and Benti, W: Climbing Mt. Whitney. Spotted Dog Press, Inc. Bishop, California, 2005. 2. Richins, Jr., P: Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-to- Summit Hiking Guide. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, 2001.

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