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Peak Bagger Award

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Sponsoring Council

Greater Los Angeles

Award Dimensions


Summit peaks above 10,000; earned in cumulative amounts of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25.

Map Link (where applicable)

External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

Your trip planning will normally provide for climbing one peak on a short term (less than five days) outing and two peaks on a long-term (five or more days) outing. Under certain circumstances, and in advance of the trip, the LAAC-HAT does grant approval to climb an additional peak for credit on an outing. However, only one peak may be climbed in a single day. Most of the approved peaks are located in the Sierra Nevada and the San Bernardino Mountains. Most have an elevation of over 10,000 feet and each present a unique challenge. 

An award is earned when 5,10,15, 20, and 25 (cumulative) different peaks from the approved list are climbed, and the other specific requirements are met. The following specific requirements apply to each award, 


1. All outings that include a peak climb must satisfy all of the General Requirements listed in the Awards Requirements section of this Hike Aid. 

2. Each participant is to have earned two weekend or equivalent awards before beginning to climb peaks that qualify for these awards. 

3. Climb five different, approved peaks, limited to one per day, with a maximum of two per long-term outing. 

4. Pick up and pack out any trash from the trail or campsite along the way. 

5. Maintain and submit a roster for each participant which identifies the peak, date climbed, and Tour and Activity Plan number for the outing. 

6. Obtain LAAC-HAT approval before applying for the Senior (20 peak) and Mountaineer (25 peak) awards. 

Please refer to LAAC-HAT Hike Aid 16, "Peak Bagging", for additional information, a more complete discussion of these requirements, and a listing of the eligible peaks. Use the Peak Bagger Award Record to keep track of individual participation and for applying for an award.

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