Meet all applicable General Requirements.
Each Participant must:
Have taken a minimum of two (2) conditioning and/or preparation hikes prior to the Mt. Whitney trip...ONE of these must have taken during the month preceding the climb, and must have been to an elevation in excess of 9,000 feet.
Have had a physical exam within two months of this climb.
Back pack to and from the top of Mt. Whitney, involving at least three days, with two nights at a trail camp. At the top, take a photograph of the participants at the hut. It is not necessary to carry a pack on the last portion of the trail involved in reaching the summit.
Backpack carrying their own pack. Only those taking part in the entire trip from planning to completion, will be eligible for the award. Pack out all your own trash and leave a clean campsite. Do a good turn and have each participant carry out approximately two (2) pounds of additional trash, if possible.
Outing Leader/Unit must:
Submit an itinerary showing the trip plan, roster, pack list, menu, and food list to a High Adventure Approval Counselor from your Council's High Adventure Approval roster.
Fill in trip report on reverse side and affix photograph taken at the hut on top of Mt. Whitney in space indicated.
The specific requirements shall supersede the General Requirements. if there is an area of conflict.
This award can be earned additionally to a week-long trip award, when Mt. Whitney is climbed as part of the week-long trip.
This patch award is sponsored by the Western Los Angeles Council and may be obtained through the Southern Sierra High Adventure Team (HAT).