Wilderness Adventures Photo Contest

Time to celebrate the beauty found at the integration of wilderness, photography, and lightweight human-powered travel – the theme for this wilderness photo contest is simple:

Photo Contest Theme: Wilderness Adventure!

Submit your favorite wilderness adventure photo and win a free trek with Backpacking Light in Montana!

How to Enter:

  1. Post your favorite wilderness adventure photo to this forum thread, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook (or all of them!). Important: make sure your social media posts are set to “Public” viewing. Posts to private accounts / private viewing won’t be considered.
  2. Your post should include a short caption/story about the photo, with the following hashtags: #backpackinglight #bplphotocontest #wilderness.
  3. Deadline is August 20.

By Entering, You Agree That:

  1. You retain copyright to your photography.
  2. You grant Backpacking Light the non-exclusive right to use your photo (with attribution) in social media posts/re-posts, at backpackinglight.com, or other online or print media for the purpose of promoting wilderness travel, lightweight backpacking, this photo contest, or other related activities.


Winners will be selected by our staff, and will consider the quality of the photo, the presence the hashtags, and the story told by the caption.

Hey, and here’s a cool thing: prizes are transferable, so if you can’t make a trip, send a pal, or your mom!

Two youth members of BSA Venturing Crew One, rock-hopping across a granite peninsula between two of the Sky Top Lakes, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana, with the South Face of the Montana High Point, Granite Peak (12,808”) in the background – #backpackinglight #wilderness #bplphotocontest
The North Face of Whitetail Peak, one of the most dramatic alpine faces in Montana’s Beartooth Range. Split by the 3,000-foot couloir, the North Face is considered one of Montana’s premiere mountaineering – and extreme skiing – objectives. Backpacking Light’s Ryan Jordan and Alan Dixon climbed this couloir as a test of lightweight wilderness travel and mountaineering techniques more than 10 years ago – #backpackinglight #wilderness #bplphotocontest
Getting ready to pan-fry some beautiful Yellowstone Cutthroat trout harvested from an alpine lake in Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in a Banks Alpine Fry Bake – #backpackinglight #wilderness #bplphotocontest
A Locus Gear Khufu CTF3 pitched on a tundra bench overlooking Maryott Lake in Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness – #backpackinglight #wilderness #bplphotocontest