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

For over 40 years, 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 to student ratio that provides plenty of one on one instruction. These small groups remain together for the...

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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 Step #2 Instructions: Please fill out the application below. Required fields are noted with an asterisk (*). After you have completed the application, click the submit button. This form is best completed using FireFox 2+...

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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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Register Now!

Step #1 Review Course Info Step #2 Fill Out Application Step #3 Pay Course Fee All Areas are now full and we are no longer accepting additions to the waitlist.  Registration for the 2020 course will open on July 15, 2019. WTC Registration Options and Payment Methods:  All applications must...

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 Welcome to Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course Presented by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Wilderness Training Committee Celebrating 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, and snow travel. Acquire skills in...

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