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The Leadership Training Program can prepare you to lead Angeles Chapter outings.

Whatever your passion -- biking, climbing, hiking, photography, rafting, sailing, skiing, and much, much more -- the LTP is your gateway to leading groups of folks who share your passion.

You can sign up today!

Introductory Seminar Schedule and Application

  • October 25, 2014.  Costa Mesa Community Center (Register by October 11).
    E-mail Steve Botan for information.
  • Sign up for the Seminar with the LTP Application.

LTC News

February 12, 2013: The 18th Edition of the Leader's Reference Book is out. Download it here, or e-mail Steve Botan to purchase a hardcopy.

Dec. 22, 2011: To celebrate the Angeles Chapter Centennial, LTC is sharing our own contribution -- nearly 40 years of the Leaders Reference Book. On our new history page, you can read LRB's from the 1970s onward to see leaders' evolving advice on topics as varied as navigation, snow travel, rock climbing and nutrition.

LTC Policy Changes

July 29, 2012: LTC has revised the written exam for candidates for the M and E ratings. Candidates for the M and E ratings may submit either the current or the revised written exam through Oct. 31. Beginning Nov. 1, 2012, only the revised written exam will be accepted.

April 11, 2012: Candidates for the M and E ratings must complete and submit their written exams to the LTC chair before proposing trips to the Provisional Lead Committee.

Dec. 18, 2011: LTC is changing its M and E rock checkoffs to better conform with modern climbing standards. You can download the new M rock checkoff form and E rock checkoff form. Practices and checkoffs using the new forms will begin in spring 2012. Practices will use the new checkoffs exclusively. However, candidates may choose to be tested under either the new checkoff forms or the old checkoff forms, found in the Leaders Reference Book through Nov. 30, 2012. Beginning Dec. 1, 2012, all checkoffs will be conducted using the new checkoff forms.

Nov. 17, 2011: Provisional outings at the O-1 and O-2 levels should have at least six participants, not counting the two leaders, in order to demonstrate group management skills adequately. Provisional leaders at the I and M levels should aim to have at least six participants on one, preferably both, of their provisionals; this is particularly important for those candidates who have no history of leading groups as an Angeles Chapter leader (e.g. as O-1/O-2 for I candidates, or as O-1/O-2/I for M candidates). Provisional leaders may be asked to lead another provisional if the LTC and/or Safety Committee considers the number of participants on a provisional outing to be too low for the demonstration of group management skills. In some circumstances the LTC Chair and the Safety Committee Chair may jointly waive this requirement of a minimum number of participants.

March 30, 2011: For candidates seeking the O-2 rating, one of the five experience trips required before becoming a provisional leader should be a Sierra Club overnight backpack.

March 30, 2011: Candidates for the M and E ratings should submit the names of their evaluators for their provisional outings to the Provisional Lead Committee for approval. The evaluating assistant leader should be prepared to submit a current climbing resume to the committee.

March 30, 2009: More flexibility in choosing evaluators for provisionals. The new policy is that "provisional leader evaluators shall have been rated at or above the level of the trip for two years or have a requisite body of experience as determined by the LTC and Safety Committee".


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