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 be provided to students in a digital format by the first night of class.

WTC-Handbook-CoverThe second text is Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition and is not included in the base price of the class, but we offer it for an extra $30 (or you may purchase elsewhere). This text is required reading, with pages selected appropriate for our class. A classic book, it is also an excellent foundation for your future backpacking and mountaineering activities.  For those who purchase from us, it will be available on the first night of class.