Carl Werts will show photos and discuss his recent expedition aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the Antarctic Peninsula.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Experts will discuss all you need to know to complete a multi-day trans-Sierra backpacking trek to Mt. Whitney.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St., and Thursday at the Santa Monica store, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge; (310) 458-4370 for Santa Monica.
Guide Kurt Wedberg will offer tips for hiking Mt. Whitney, including gear and trip planning, and show detailed slides of various approaches.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd., and Friday at the Los Angeles store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 345-4266 for Tarzana; (310) 473-4574 for Los Angeles
This two-day class, based at Lost Horse Campground, will consist of focused writing exercises, discussions, reading and short walks.
When, where: 9 a.m. Saturday-4 p.m. April 5.
Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535. Meet at Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd. Camping suggested; no previous writing experience necessary.