Locations

WTC currently offers classes in four different locations in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area.  Sign up now.  Space is limited! Scroll down for location addresses. Long Beach/South Bay – New Location Location currently being sought. Orange County Held at the Calvary Church of Santa Ana, 1010 N. Tustin Avenue,...

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Schedule

Click the “Download 2023 Schedule” button on the right menu to view or print the current class schedule. This schedule was created in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This schedule is subject to change. The following charts show the WTC 2023 classroom and outing schedule for each WTC area. Note that...

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Freedom of the Hills

MOUNTAINEERING: THE FREEDOM OF THE HILLS, 9TH EDITION By: The Mountaineers ISBN: 978-1-68051-004-1 (Paperback Edition) Pages: 624 “I purchased my copy of Freedom of The Hills in 1976 and consumed it several times well before I ever set foot in the mountains. Through the years my well-worn copy became my...

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Textbooks

The Wilderness Travel Course requires two texts, the WTC Student Handbook and Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition (released in Fall 2017). The Handbook takes you class by class through the topics in a condensed style. It also provides the homework assignments, along with lists and tips. The Handbook will...

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Compass

In WTC, we teach map and compass navigation which is one of the hallmarks of our course. We believe in the principle of “staying found,” which translates to knowing where you are at all times so that you can return safely to the trailhead. Our leaders strongly recommend that all...

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The Course

Three Decades of Quality Instruction.  For three decases (and previous decades operating as a different course (known as Basic Mountaineering or BMTC), experienced Sierra Club instructors have taught wilderness skills to thousands of Southern Californians . Each year we instruct several hundred students in small groups with a very high instructor...

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Congratulations!

You have successfully enrolled in the Wilderness Travel Course. Our website is a valuable resource for information about the course.  You can like us on Facebook (where we post a number of hiking tips) and find links to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Meetup.  The WTC newsletter can be...

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Application Issue

This page was reached because you may have selected the back button during the registration process. If your registration was successful, you will shortly receive an email conformation both from us and PayPal.  If you do not received these emails, please contact wtc@wildernesstravelcourse.org and we can let you know whether...

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   Welcome to Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course Presented by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Wilderness Training Committee Celebrating 30 years of WTC and over 100 years of Angeles Chapter Outings Know how to be safe and comfortable in the backcountry. Learn to feel at home with rock scrambling, wilderness navigation,...

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