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LTC offers training throughout the year for aspiring Sierra Club leaders and others wishing to improve their skills. We also promote relevant opportunities provided by other groups. We sponsor six types of training: a seminar required for all leader candidates, first aid, navigation, rock, snow and environmental awareness. We also sponsor occasional miscellaneous training outings that don't fit neatly into a specific category.

Through our Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP), we offer training both for candidates seeking the Angeles Chapter's advanced "M" and "E" ratings and to leaders who already have earned these ratings and want to catch up on the latest techniques.

You can learn and practice your skills at any LTC event. Checkoffs, offered throughout the year, are designated by a (C) in the Level column below. Bookmark this site and check back frequently for new events.

Contact leaders in advance by e-mail or U.S. mail. E-mail links are below; postal addresses are in the Schedule of Activities. Fees are required for some activities and are designated by ($) in the Location column below.

Candidates should keep track of their progress. They also should inform LTC Administrative Chair Bob Draney upon completion of each requirement for their leadership rating. For detailed requirements, please consult the Leader's Reference Book.

LTC Seminar:   Steve Botan, Registrar
      
DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
4/14/2012Costa Mesa Community Center
Application
[PDF | DOC]
(Deadline: 3/31/2012) ($)
O/I/M/ELTC
10/2012Location and date
TBA
Application will be posted early April 2012 ($)
O/I/M/ELTC
     
     

First Aid:   Steve Schuster, Chair
      
DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
4/27-29/2012Wilderness First Aid Course,
Harwood Lodge ($)
Contact information
I/M/ELTC, WTCS. Schuster
By requestRed Cross CPR / Standard First Aid
(Sierra Club-sponsored) ($)
Contact information
O,
refresh
Sierra ClubSteve Goldstein
ManyCPR / Standard First Aid
(NOT Sierra Club-sponsored) ($)
  • Antelope Valley
  • Arcadia
  • Claremont
  • Glendale / Cresenta Valley
  • Inland Empire
  • Long Beach
  • Orange County
  • Rio Hondo / Whittier
  • Riverside County
  • San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • Santa Clarita Valley
  • Santa Monica
  • Ventura County
  • Various LA ARC locations
  • Other California
    American Red Cross Chapters
  • O,
    refresh
    American
    Red Cross
    ManyUCLA CPR | Standard First Aid
    (NOT Sierra Club-sponsored) ($)
    Contact information
    O,
    refresh
    UCLA
    ManyWMA Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course
    (Not Club-sponsored but does satisfy
    LTC requirements.) ($)
    Contact information
    I/M/EcommercialJohn Jacobs
    ManyNOLS/WMI Wilderness Advanced
    First Aid Course
    (Not Club-sponsored but does satisfy
    LTC requirements.) ($)
    Contact information
    I/M/Ecommercialvarious
          
    For other training sources, see
    Steve Schuster's notes: doc, pdf
          
    Go to: LTC Seminar, First Aid, Navigation, Rock, Snow, Environmental Awareness, Miscellaneous Training
         
         

    Navigation:   Robert Myers, Chair
          
    DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
          
    12/11/2011Warren Pt., JTNPI/M/E (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, P. Wheeler
    1/7-8/2012Indian Cove, JTNPI/M (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, P. Wheeler
    1/29/2012Mt. Pinos Snowshoe NavigationI/MWTC, LTC, HPSR. Myers, A. Benedict
    3/31-4/1/2012Places We've Saved Navigation, Mojave National PreserveI/MLTC, WTC, DPS, Desert CommitteeR. Myers, V. Shields, A. Shields, A. Benedict
    4/21-22/2012Warren Pt., JTNPI/M (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, P. Wheeler
    5/26/2012Beginning Navigation Clinic ($)ILTC, SPS, DPSD. Dunbar, R. Boardman
    6/2/2012Heart Bar Peak (8332') cross-country navigation practiceILTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, J. Simpson, A. Benedict, A. Shields
    6/3/2012Grinnell Ridge, San Bernardino NFI/M/E (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, P. Wheeler
    8/5/2012Mt. Pinos, Los Padres NFI/M/E (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, K. Homan
    9/23/2012Grinnell Ridge, San Bernardino NFI/M/E (C)LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPSR. Myers, P. Wheeler
         
    Go to: LTC Seminar, First Aid, Navigation, Rock, Snow, Environmental Awareness, Miscellaneous Training
         
         

    Rock:   Ron Hudson, Chair
          
    DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
    12/3/2011Stoney Point Rock Workshop and CheckoffM/E (C)LTC, SPS, DPS, WTCR. Hudson, G. Mason, P. McKusky
    2/18/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Rock Leaders Workshop
    M/E-RLTC, SPS, DPS, WTCD. Richter, P. McKusky
    3/3/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Rescue Systems Workshop
    M/E-RLTC, SPS, DPS, WTCD. Richter, P. McKusky
    4/18/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Basic Safety
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    4/21/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Belaying
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    4/28/2012Advanced Mountaineering
    Program: Rappelling
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    5/5-6/2012Advanced Mountaineering
    Program: Rock climbing
    techniques and anchors
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    10/3/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Basic Safety
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    10/6/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Belaying
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    10/13/2012Advanced Mountaineering
    Program: Rappelling
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
    10/20-21/2012Advanced Mountaineering
    Program: Rock climbing
    techniques and anchors
    M/ELTC, SPS,
    DPS,WTC
    D. Richter,
    P. McKusky
          
    AnnualRock Climbing Safety Course,
    Southern California Mountaineers Association
    (Not Sierra Club-sponsored but can prepare candidates for rock checkoffs.) ($)
    Contact information
    M/E
    ManyRock climbing training
    Vertical Adventures
    (Not Sierra Club-sponsored but
    can prepare candidates for rock checkoffs.) ($)
    Contact information
    M/EcommercialBob Gaines,
    staff
          
    Go to: LTC Seminar, First Aid, Navigation, Rock, Snow, Environmental Awareness, Miscellaneous Training
         
         

    Snow:   Nile Sorenson, Chair
          
    DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
    1/28/2012Mount Baldy snow practiceM/ELTC, SPS, DPS, HPSN. Sorenson, T. Bowman
    2/4/2012Advanced
    Mountaineering Program: Snow Travel Workshop
    M/E-RLTC, SPS, DPS, WTCN. Sorenson, D. Richter
    2/11/2012Mount Baldy snow practiceM/ELTC, SPS, DPS, HPSN. Sorenson, D. Mantle
    4/14-15/2012Sierra snow checkoff, practiceM/ELTC, SPS, DPSN. Sorenson, D. Mantle
    4/28-29/2012Sierra snow checkoff, practiceM/ELTC, SPS, DPSTina Bowman, Tom Bowman
    ManySnow travel, avalanche
    and related training
    (Not Sierra Club-sponsored but can
    prepare candidates for snow checkoffs.) ($)
    Contact information
    M/EcommercialKurt Wedberg,
    staff
         
         

    Environmental Awareness:  Sherry Ross, Chair
          
    DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
          
    Go to: LTC Seminar, First Aid, Navigation, Rock, Snow, Environmental Awareness, Miscellaneous Training
         
         

    Miscellaneous Training Outings:  
    DateLocationLevelSponsorLeader
       

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