Training Calendar

Local Trainings

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sponsor: Washington DC Chapter
<p> This course is the first step in becoming a certified leader with DC ICO. In order to become fully certified to lead our trips volunteers must complete this 4-hour leader training, a background check, basic first aid course, lead a trip under the supervision of a certified leader, and join the Sierra Club. </p>
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Sponsor: Loma Prieta Chapter
8-hour Basic Wilderness First Aid, meets first aid requirements for most hiking leaders. For further information, contact Bruce Rienzo bruce@oatc.com. Space is limited.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Sponsor: Sierra Club
This weekend-long train-the-trainer is designed to develop a new team of trainers to more confidently teach the Sierra Club Outing Leadership and Basic First Aid Training (OLT and BFA). These trainers will then conduct regional OLT and BFA training for the next generation of Outing Leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Training participants will have the opportunity to develop new lesson plans, practice their presentation and facilitation skills by teaching two training modules and receiving...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Sponsor: Florida Chapter
SOLO is conducting a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) in Gainesville. Cost is $200 (tuition only) for the 16 hour course 9 am to 5 pm. (price includes tuition, lunch both days and plenty of water). No CPR just WFA. Receive a two year certification from SOLO. For details on location contact http://www.gatorcpr.com/#!wilderness-training/c1r9a
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E R: Snow: Sierra Snow Checkoff/Practice: For M & E candidates wanting to check off leadership ratings and/or others who wish to practice new techniques. Restricted to SC members with some prior basic training with the ice axe. Send SC#, climbing resume, email, H&W phones to Leader: Nile Sorenson. Co-Leader: Doug Mantle
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sponsor: Florida Chapter
Leader Training OLT101 for new outing leaders and re-certification. Training facilitated in the Tampa Bay area. Minimum requirement are four participants and everyone has to be a Sierra Club member prior to the class. Cost is $7 to cover handout material. Contact Rudy Scheffer or for more details. 727-726-8375 or rudy@adventuresworldwide.com.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP11): Basic Safety System: First of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today's indoor evening workshop of four hours reviewing ropes, harnesses, helmets and basic climbing gear will take place in Pasadena. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP11): Belaying: Second of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on belaying and principles of anchor building. As space is limited, priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP11): Rappelling: Third of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. Today, at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, focus is on rappelling. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick McKusky
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sponsor: Sierra Club
This is a 24-hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification course for current Wilderness First Responders (WFR) who need to recertify and refresh their skills. This class will provide three full days of review and scenarios and will be taught by Bobbie Foster, of Foster Calm -First Aid and Leadership Trainings.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M/E-R: Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP11): Rock climbing techniques and anchors: Fourth of four climbing workshops open to Sierra Club members with prior roped climbing experience. This weekend completes the series of AMP workshops at Joshua Tree National Park and focuses on climbing and anchors. As space is limited priority will be given to participants who commit to all four workshops. Send email or sase, phones, Sierra Club number, resume to Leader: Dan Richter. Assistant: Patrick...
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass in our local mountains. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome and practice is available at all skill levels. Not a checkout, but it will help you prepare. Many expert leaders will attend; many I-rated leaders started here in the past. 4 mi, 500' gain. Send sase, phones, rideshare info, $25 deposit, refunded at trailhead (Sierra Club) to Leader: Diane Dunbar. Co-Ldr:...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sponsor: Sierra Club
This fast-paced hands-on course will teach you how to confidently recognize, assess and treat common wilderness medical emergencies. You will practice your classroom skils in real-time outdoor scenarios.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Heart Bar Peak (8332'): Practice navigation for Sunday’s checkoff on this 7 mile round trip, 1400' gain hike. We will take a cross-country route to Heart Bar Pk and practice micro-navigation skills along the way. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: Robert Myers. Co-Leaders: Jane Simpson, Adrienne Benedict, Ann Pedreschi Shields
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Grinnell Ridge Navigation Noodle: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Mt. Pinos Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email or sase, navigation experience/training, rideshare info, contact info, any WTC, leader rating to Leader: Robert Myers, Assitant: Phil Wheeler.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Grinnell Ridge Navigation Noodle: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Indian Cove Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
M-R: Navigation: Workshop on 3rd Class Terrain: This navigation workshop is limited to individuals participating in the Indian Cove Navigation Noodle and is intended to explore special navigation issues that arise on 3rd class terrain. Class 3 rock travel experience required. Restricted to Sierra Club members. Helmets and medical forms required/group size limited. Send email/sase, SC#, class 3 experience, conditioning, contact info to Leader: Robert Myers. Co-Leader: Jack Kieffer.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Indian Cove Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Sponsor: Angeles Ch Leadership Training
I: Navigation: Warren Point Navigation Noodle: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park for either checkoff or practice to satisfy the basic (I/M) level or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. To participate, send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: Robert Myers. Assistant: Phil Wheeler