Southern Arizona Hiking Club

Hiking the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 60 Years

Peak Info and Lists

SAHC presents peak awards to members who climb a certain number of peaks in Southern Arizona. These peaks range from simple walk-ups (Ray Spring Hill) to possible drive-ups (Mt Lemmon) to very challenging rock scrambles (Cherry Spring Peak). Once you have completed the requirements for an award, submit your list with dates of ascent to the Chief Guide. Awards, (patches and/or plaques) will normally be presented at the monthly program meetings or at the Winter Cookout or Spring Picnic. The requirements for peak awards are as follows:

SAHC Wilderness Kids 15 Award: To those hikers under 17 years of age who climb any 15 peaks on the SAHC Peak List. All peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. 


SAHC 25 AWARD:To those hikers who climb any 25 peaks on the SAHC Peak List. No emblem peaks need be climbed but can be. All peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. This award may be achieved by “C” level hikers and determined “D” hikers as well. 

SAHC 50 AWARD:To those hikers who climb 50 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peak List. At least 5 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. All peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. This award may be achieved by “C” level hikers and determined “D” hikers as well.

SAHC 75 AWARD:To those hikers who climb 75 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peak List. At least 10 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. 75 percent of these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. This award may be achieved by determined “C’ level hikers.  

SAHC 100 AWARD: To those hikers who climb 100 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peak List. At least 15 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. 75 percent of these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. This award may be achieved by strong determined “C” level hikers. 

SAHC 200 AWARD: To those hikers who climb 200 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peaks List. At least 20 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. 75 percent of these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips.
  
SAHC 300 AWARD:To those hikers who climb 300 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peaks List. At least 30 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. 75 percent of these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. A SAHC 300 peaks patch will be awarded to each hiker who achieves this award. 

SAHC 400 PLAQUE AWARD:To those hikers who climb 400 of the listed peaks on the SAHC Peaks List. At least 40 of the Emblem Peaks must be climbed. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. 75 percent of these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. A SAHC 400 peaks patch and club plaque will be awarded to each hiker who achieves this award. 

SPECIAL NOTE:Although there are 415 peaks on the SAHC Peaks List to chose from there will be no “special award” presented to those hikers who climb all 415 peaks. 

CORONADO HIGH PEAKS AWARD: To those hikers who climb the highest peak in each of the 12 units of the Coronado National Forest (Arizona and New Mexico). At least 9 of the ascents must be on officially scheduled SAHC trips.  

SAHC Emblem Peaks Award: To those hikers who climb all of the emblem peaks currently listed on the SAHC Peaks list. These peaks may be climbed by any route in any order. All these peaks must be climbed on officially scheduled SAHC trips. A SAHC Emblem Peak Award patch will be awarded to each hiker who achieves the award.

SAHC Trail Keeper Award: To those hikers who participate in a total of ten hikes. These hikes may be either trail maintenance or Adopt-A-Highway hikes.The hikes may be officially scheduled SAHC hikes or unofficial hikes coordinated by the SAHC Trail Keeper or the club member in charge of the SAHC Adopt-A-Highway program. Additional patch chevrons are awarded for each additional ten hikes attended.

SAHC Wilderness Kids:To those hikers under 17 years of age who participate in a minimum of 10 officially scheduled SAHC hikes in wilderness areas. 

SAHC Guides Award:To those hikers who guide 10 officially scheduled SAHC hikes.  

SAHC Certificates of Appreciation and Merit:Each year at the SAHC Winter Cookout a Certificate of Appreciation, signed by the President and the Chief Guide (suitable for framing) is awarded to each SAHC Guide who has led 25 or more hikes during the preceding year. 

Each year at the SAHC Winter Cookout a Certificate of Merit, signed by the President and the Chief Guide (suitable for framing), is awarded to each club member who participates in 50 or more hikes during the preceding year.

SAHC Peak List updated March, 2019












SAHC Peak Lists 2019.pdf (670.49 kb)