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Long Beach/South Bay, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, and West Los Angeles are closed. The class has started in all areas and registration is closed.

REGISTRATION OPEN:  Before registering, read our 2022 WTC COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for requirements. Do not register for the course if you do not agree with our COVID-19 safety plan.

Important Information for those registering for West Los Angeles: WLA is will be offering a combination of online and up to five in-person classes (in addition to in-person outings). Materials pickup will be on January 22 or 23 and an additional introductory outing will be held on January 29 or 30. All other areas are in-person.

WTC Registration Options and Payment Methods:  All applications must be submitted online.  You have the option of payment through PayPal with either a PayPal account or credit card if you do not have a PayPal account. We do not accept applications or payment by mail. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the WTC Registrar

Step #1 Instructions: After you review the course fees, required text and optional compass costs below, click on the button at the bottom of this page to proceed to the online course application and… Get Started!


Payment: Course fees can be paid with a major credit card via PAYPAL. If you are paying for more than one person, you must fill out separate forms for each and pay separately. We do not accept any credit card payments by phone.

Sierra Club Members* Non-Members  CLICK HERE AND JOIN!
Early Application Discount Fees
Ends December 15th, 2019
$380 $415
Standard Course Fees $395 $430

*Sierra Club membership is not required to take the WTC course. However, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join the Sierra Club if you are not already a member.

Required Text: The required text is “Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills” (current edition) by The Mountaineers. The text price with your online application is $25.  The text may also be purchased at the first class – subject to availability – at the same price. You have the option to buy the text at book retailers or online vendors separately if you wish to.

Optional Compass : WTC is pleased to offer their students the option to purchase a professional mirror compass at a reduced cost. The Suunto MC-2 compass is perfect for taking bearings and normal direction with the adjustable declination correction scale. Each student is required to have a compass and these compasses have all of the features that are important in mountaineering. Click here for additional details about this compasses. The compass price with an online application is $45. If there is remaining stock on hand, the compass may also be purchased at the class.

Withdrawal From The Course: Students withdrawing from WTC are entitled to:

(1) a full refund (less a $50.00 service charge) if 21 days prior to Lecture One for the Area they registered in;

(2) a 50% refund after full refund date and before the end of Lecture One for the Area they registered in.

No refunds made after end of Lecture One.

Refunds for the required text or optional compass made only if you have not received the item.

Note: All refunds will be made via PayPal when possible.

Course Schedule: Click here to review the class and outing schedules.

The minimum age is 14. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the entire course. Please see our FAQ page for more information re enrollment of students under 18.

CST #2087766: Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.  California has established a Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) under the California Seller of Travel Act.  The TCRF is not applicable to these Outings.  The law requires us to advise you that you would not be eligible to make any claim from the TCRF in the unlikely event of default by the Sierra Club.  California law also requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond.  The Sierra Club has such a trust account.