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. It is presented...

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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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Complete Application (Step 2 of 3)

Step #1 Review Course Info Step #2 Fill Out Application Step #3 Pay Course Fee Do not proceed until you have read our 2022 COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for requirements. Do not register for the course if you do not agree with our safety plan. Important Information for those registering...

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Step #1 Review Course Info Step #2 Fill Out Application Step #3 Pay Course Fee REGISTRATION OPEN:  Before registering, read our 2022 COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for requirements. Do not register for the course if you do not agree with our safety plan. Important Information for those registering for West...

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