WE ARE THE U.P. MOUNTAINEERS

A student organization of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, which promotes responsible mountaineering as a healthy physical activity, and as a means to advocate environmental awareness-particularly forest conservation and protection of mountain habitats.

ASTIG-FACTOR TRAINING

Be fit for climbs, both mentally and physically.

BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

Equipment Packing

Tips and tricks on backpacking, what to bring (e.g. shelter, clothing and food), and water systems

Outdoor Cooking

Types, operation and maintenance of portable stoves, outdoor food preparation and pre-cooking

Shelter systems

Tent-pitching, campsite selection, temporary shelter set-up

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BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

Wilderness First Aid

Emergency response, first aid kit, types of injuries and wounds, basic life support/CPR, carrying and transport of injured patients

Land Navigation

Parts of a map, compass basics, how to orient the map, land navigation techniques

Knots Ropework

Parts of a rope, basic and advanced knots and when to use them, rope care and storage

MOUNTAIN ROCKSTAR SESSIONS

STRENGTH ENDURANCE

Physical training program for members and applicants. Includes running, circuit training, strengthening exercises and weight training.

INITIATIVES

GREEN IS GOOD

Green is Good or GIG represents the environmental projects of UPM headed by the Environmental Committee.

REHABILITATION PROTECTION OF THE IPO WATERSHED

Deforestation in the Ipo Watershed is degrading Manila's water supply. GIG is fully committed to protecting Manila's water source via a holistic approach.

TREE PLANTING

Native trees such as narra and cupang are planted in Sapang Anginan near Ipo River.

TREE NURTURING

Many planted trees do not survive when outplanted because of infertile soil, drought or too many weeds overtaking it. To increase the trees' survival, they are visited and the surrounding areas are weeded. Water drip systems are also put in place during times of drought.

TREE TAGGING

The location or GPS coordinates of seedlings are recorded to be able to check and monitor their growth.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Through help from expert members and our partners in Philippine Plants Conservation Society(PNPCSI), the residents of Sapang Anginan are educated on the value of forest resources and are trained to produce tree seedlings for reforestation. By selling seedlings, they are able to have extra income for their families. The children in Sapang Anginan are educated through story telling and interactive activities such as water education games, community clean-up and bird watching.

COLLABORATION

The DENR and various government agencies and non-governmental organizations such as the Hortica Filipina, Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society were consulted in this project. We also tapped the expertise of nurses, community developers, local leaders and residents. In addition, the cause has been well financially supported by government and private institutions and private individuals.

LEAVE NO TRACE VIDEO

The U.P. Mountaineers proudly presents this 3-minute video clip about outdoor ethics. Feel free to share this and help us promote responsible mountaineering. ‪#‎LeaveNoTrace‬ ‪#‎LNT‬

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to help educate and guide recreationists in sustainable minimum impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts. The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

UPM SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM (UPMSAR)

An all-volunteer auxiliary group belonging to the University of the Philippines Mountaineers. The unit has been actively serving in mountain search and rescue deployments for more than 20 years with its on-call rescue team.

Aside from creating awareness and conducting promotional activities, the group also offers training modules on basic safety and disaster preparedness.

DISASTER RELIEF

  • 2016 Typhoon Nona (Mindoro)
  • 2015 Typhoon Lando (Nueva Ecija)
  • 2013 Typhoon Yolanda (Tacloban)
  • 2013 Bohol Earthquake
  • 2011 Typhoon Sendong
  • 2011 Typhoon Pedring

MOUNTAIN RESCUE & RETRIEVAL

  • 2014 Mt. Makiling
  • 2013 Mt. Maculot

RESCUE OPERATIONS

  • 2016 Typhoon Mario
  • 2012 Habagat

MEDICAL MISSIONS

  • 2013 Typhoon Yolanda (Coron)
  • 2013 Smart Communications Project Casili

EXPLORATION

GUITING-GUITING

Deemed as one of the highest peaks in the country, Mt. Guiting-Guiting in Romblon, is any mountaineer’s dream to tick off their climb bucket list. The usual trail is in itself a challenge on its own. UPM takes the adventure up a notch by exploring new trails all leading toward Guiting-Guiting’s famous saw-toothed peaks, and documenting amazing flora and fauna along the way. Additional steps and coordination with the proper authorities still need to be undertaken to officially open the newly explored trails to the public.

PINATUBO

Still unnamed, the new trail in Mt. Pinatubo serves as an alternative route with Angeles as the entry point. Exploration was conducted last 21-22 June. The new trail is still for approval of the indigenous peoples in the area which is covered by their ancestral domain.

CAPUGAN - THREE KINGS TRAVERSE

Found in Capugan in the municipality of Kiangan, the Three Kings are the three distinctive peaks that dominate the skyline of Lagawe, Ifugao’s capital. The new trail is meant to traverse the three peaks, spanning from Ambabag Kiangan to Munggayang Kiangan, where trekkers can revel in the diverse flora and fauna along the trail including bats, wild pigs and numerous small birds. Sightings of snakes were also reported in the area and interestingly, one of them is the spitting cobra or what is locally known as ‘hakuku’. A final exploration trip is expected to finish the trail so that it can be opened to the public.

ACTIVITIES

Hindi ka mauubusan ng gagawin at kasama sa mga ganap.

Bigla kang nagka-mountain/road bike, football cleats, rock climbing shoes, scuba gear, binoculars, frisbee, goggles, compass, harness, paddle
e dati naman wala kang ka sport-sport

Dennis Lopez, 2011

HALIKA. JOIN NA!

HALIKA. JOIN NA!

Adventures. Life-changing experiences. Samahang babalik balikan mo kahit graduate ka na. All these and more, when you join the U.P. Mountaineers!

Be part of the premier mountaineering organization in the country.

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