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Chemeketan Climbing Awards


The purpose of the Chemeketan climbing award system is to recognize those members possessed of the stamina, will power, and enterprise necessary to climb to the top of a difficult mountain.

Summit certificates may be presented to all persons attaining the summit of a difficult mountain on a scheduled Chemeketan climb. The climbing Committee Chair is responsible for determining whether a particular climb is sufficiently difficult to earn a summit certificate.

  • A climber’s first ascent of any of the 18 Northwest Peaks
  • Climbing all three of the Santiam Area Peaks (Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack)
  • Climbing all three of the Guardian Peaks of the Columbia (Mt. Hood, St. Helens, Mt. Adams)
  • Climbing all of the nine Oregon Peaks on the list of the 18 Northwest Peaks
  • Climbing all eighteen of the 18 Northwest Peaks

A member wishing to receive a Chemeketan climbing award must apply to the Climbing Committee Chair and must submit proofs of climbs such as summit certificates or Club Bulletin listings.

All climbs applied toward a Chemeketan climbing award must be scheduled Chemeketan climbs except for the 18 Peak Award for which up to six of the climbs may be made under the auspices of a fellow Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs (FWOC) member club.

A distinctive award and patch, to be displayed as the member wishes, shall be awarded to members who have climbed the designated 18 Northwest Peaks.


Eighteen Northwest Peaks


Peak

Feet

Meters

Mt. Rainier

14,411

4,392

Mt. Shasta

14,162

4,317

Mt. Adams

12,276

3,742

Mt. Hood

11,239

3,426

Mt. Baker

10,781

3,286

Glacier Peak

10,571

3,222

Mt. Jefferson

10,497

3,199

South Sister

10,358

3,157

North Sister

10,085

3,074

Middle Sister

10,047

3,062

Mt. Stuart

9,415

2,870

Mt. Thielsen

9,182

2,792

Broken Top

9,175

2,797

Mt. Shuksan

9,127

2,782
Mt. St. Helens

8,365

2,550
Mt. Olympus 7,966 2,428
Three Finger Jack 7,841 2,390
Mt. Washington 7,794 2,376