Hitlerjugend: An In-Depth History: HJ-Gebirgs
by Arvo L. Vercamer

Members of this activity group focused their energies and skills on mountaineering. The end goal was to create a pool of soldier-candidates who could be transferred directly into the German mountain troops (Gebirgsjäger). The training regimens were essentially provided to the HJ members by the German Army. For the most part, the Gebirgs-HJ members worked in close cooperation with the Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV - German Alpine Club).

Gebirgs-HJ were organized into smaller groups called Bergfahrtengruppen (mountain expedition groups). There they would organize and participate in numerous hikes, climbing excercises in addition to learning how to cross country and downhill ski.

Gebirgs-HJ, once they had completed their examinations and studies, would normally be awarded a special Bergfahrtenführer Abzeichen (mountain guide badge).