The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
The Mazamas have a rich history of honoring exemplary service and accomplishments through awards. This tradition dates back to the very beginning of the Mazamas back in 1894.
Viewed by many as the Mazamas most prestigious award, the Parker cup was established to recognize those members who have distinguished themselves by hard work, ability and self-sacrifice for the benefit of the Mazamas.
The William P. Hardesty Leadership Cup presented by the Trail Trips Committee annually to the Mazama who best exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism and service to the hiking community.
This is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a climb leader by the Climb Committee. The award is for a high standard of leadership, devotion to climbing and service to the Mazamas. The recipient must have successfully led official Mazama climbs of all 16 major Northwest peaks and contributed many hours of leadership to other Mazama activities.
The award is to “recognize and honor individuals who have had a significant and lasting impact upon the community through their efforts in conservation” and in protecting the environment.
Margaret Griffin Redman
A silver cup that is to be awarded to the member who has created a notable work of literature, art, music or photography devoted to the purposes of the Mazamas.
Vera & Carmie Dafoe
Awarded by Climb Committee to an outstanding climb leader with fifteen or more years of continuous active participation, demonstrated outstanding leadership, and substantial service to the Mazamas.
The provision for honorary membership was included in the Constitution of the Mazamas written in 1894. The honorary membership may be bestowed upon “persons who have rendered distinguished service to the club, or who are eminent for achievement over a period of not less than ten years in climbing, conservation, exploration, scientific research or outdoor activities.”
The Mazamas offer awards for summiting some of the major NW peaks with the organization. There are also special awards for climb leaders who lead these peaks. View all climbing award recipients here.
A certificate awarded for successfully summiting Mount St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams on official Mazama climbs. Approximately 2,000 members have earned this award.
Seven Oregon Cascade Peaks
A certificate awarded for successfully summiting Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, 3-Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, and South Sister. Approximately 700 members have earned this award.
Sixteen Major Northwest Peaks
A plaque awarded for successfully summiting Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Stuart, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, 3-Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, and Mt. Shasta. Approximately 500 members have earned this award.
Terry Becker Award
Awarded to climb leaders who have led the Sixteen Major Northwest Peaks. Originated in 2000. Approximately 12 leaders have earned this award.
5, 10, and 15 Point Leadership Awards
Awarded for leadership of successful ascents on the sixteen major northwest peaks. A point system determines eligibility, with one point credited for leads and one-half point for assistant leads. Points are cumulative from one award to the next.
Must include 3 successful leads, 2 of which have been on Guardian Peaks. Certificate. Approximately 130 leaders have earned this award.
Must include 6 successful leads, 3 of which have been on Guardian Peaks. Certificate. Approximately 95 leaders have earned this award.
Must include 9 successful leads, 4 of which have been on Guardian Peaks. Certificate. Approximately 116 leaders have earned this award.
The Trail Trips annually awards a variety of leadership and participation awards. View all Hiking Award recipients here.
Range from 250–12,000!
Leadership awards begin at 25 hike leads and go up to 1,000+!
Trail Tending Awards
10 and 25-trail tender leads