Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Climbspeak!


CLIMBSPEAK v.3
a glossary of philippine mountaineering terms.

NOTE: the 'Climbspeak' picture showing a campfire does not depict standard mountaineering practice.

4-wheel drive - climbing with your hands and feet, as in G2's Peak of Deception
6-wheel drive - crawling on your knees, as in the Napulauan mossy forest where you have to go under the trees
7-11 - stores at the Mt. Maculot campsite.
adidulas - shoes with no traction, shoes not fit for climbing.
akiki - synonymous with steep trail
altitude gain - the difference in elevation between jump-off point and destination
ambangeg - synonymous with easy trail
assault - the steep final leg of the trek leading to the summit - usually connotes difficulty
break camp -to disassemble tents, clean campsite, and prepare to leave camp
backtrack - going back and looking for trail signs when a party is lost or in doubt with path
basagan ng tuhod - steep and lengthy climbs (particularly descents) that take their toll on the knees
basecamp - place where mountaineers set up camp and leave things for assaults/explorations
beachineering - simply means hitting the beach but often used in the context of a group of mountaineers going on a beachtrip instead of climbing
bladder
- water reservoir or hydration packs
bloated - an IT that gives a generous time allowance to reach a target, usually to accommodate slower climbers
BMC - basic mountaineering course
bundok - mountain
campingers - undisciplined people who climb mountains without following rules
cardiac trail - a steep trail, usually at the onset of climbing
cathole - what you dig with a trowel when you have to go in a major way (see major)
caving - spelunking
chorva - major product, must be buried in a cathole
Chowking - meeting place for Cordillera/Tanay area climbs; 24/7 restos off Session Road/EDSA Crossing to buy packed lunch and have early breakfast
coño (read as konyo) - 1. someone English-speaking 2. someone whose juxtaposition of English and Tagalog terms becomes a source of laughter and joy among the group. <"Sir, ask ko lang, what time na po now?"
cultural/gender sensitivity - comporting oneself in a socially acceptable manner, avoiding making comments like "it's so faggy up here" that may construed as homophobic, sexist, or offensive to the culture of the host community
dayhike/dayclimb - a climb performed on a single day regardless of major/minor classification
D2 - mt. Dulang-dulang in Bukidnon, after G2
dede - bladder and suction
e-camp - emergency camp if party could not arrive in target campsite
earth pad - serves its dual purpose of being a bag wraparound and sleeping pad
ETA/ETD - estimated time of arrival / estimated time of departure
exaj - shortcut for exaggeration; blowing up a story, like "nung kami nasa pulag, below 0 yung temp!"
executive trail - easy trails for non-mountaineers on a one-off climb
explo - a small climb group that seeks to blaze a new trail. can also refer to the climb itself.
extrang tuhod (extra knee) - hoped-for by mountaineers after an arduous climb.
freelance - adjective used to describe unaffiliated mountaineers
fun climb - climb conducted at a relaxed pace, usually but not always involving a mountain of minor or moderate difficulty
G2 - mt. Guiting-Guiting in Romblon
gaiters - tear-resistant, waterproof sleeves that you wrap around your lower legs as protection from limatiks, lipa, niknik, snake bites, sharp rocks, mud
gerbaks - solid waste; can also refer to the act of unloading (jumerbaks), synonymous with jumebs and major
GoreTex - fabric material with waterproofing and good ventilation
gram counter - somebody who saws off the handle of his/her toothbrush to save weight
groundsheet - syn tarp; fabric or material placed beneath a tent.
group equipment - tents, stoves, cooksets, camp lamps, ropes, which are shared by members of a climb party, as opposed to personal equipment like shoes and packs
hardcore - a speed-, pain-, and danger junkie who seeks out the most difficult mountains/trails and who eschews creature comforts
Harry Porter - a climber who pays a porter to carry his/her backpack
induction climb - culmination of application process in a mountaineering club; may have ceremonies to go with it
IT - itinerary
jumpoff - place where transportation ends and climbing begins
kalabaw - (Eng: carabao or water buffalo) an exceptionally strong, seasoned climber
kapatid - NPA (see Nice people around)
kapuy - tired
kasambundok - co-mountaineer, "kasama sa bundok"
kaskasero - someone who is trekking far faster than the normal group pacing, either to just act out or has real great stamina or physical vigor
kernmantle - a colourful, heavy-duty technical rope used for climbing, but which is more often used as a guy line for tents or clothesline to hang soiled trek clothes on at the campsite. also an emergency shoelace
killer trail - particularly refers to the steep ascent up Pulag via the Akiki Trail; can be used to refer to any difficult leg of a trail
KK - Kota Kinabalu; usually refers to Mt. Kinabalu
knife edge - jagged ridges in Mt. Guiting-Guiting and Mt. Halcon
lead pack - group that is of a climbing party
limatik - blood leeches
LLA - latitude, longitude, altitude acronym used in PinoyMountaineer
LNT - leave no trace principle pack in, pack out - what you bring up the mountain you must take down with you
load - team/group leader's command to resume trekking after rest/meal stop
load distribution - the manner by which group equipment and food is apportioned to each member of a climb group that is based on equity (strength, experience, gender) rather than equality
lord of the rings - a place that resembles the ambience of the LOTR movie sets. An example is the mossy forest of Mt. Dulang-Dulang
major - to unload solid waste; a euphemism
Maktrav - Traverse climb of Mt. Makiling
mam/sir - title prefixed to mountaineers' names as a sign of respect and camaraderie
MASL - meters above sea level
MFPI - Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc.
minimalist - climbs with the barest minimum requirements in terms of shelter, clothing, and other equipment (excluding food, which would be suicidal), sometimes at the expense of comfort
minor - to pee; euphemism or response to "What are you going to do?"
nalaspag - ran out of stamina, courage and drive to continue doing things especially physical activities
Nalgene - water bottles for mixing cocktails or chasers
newbie - also noob, a first-time climber who uses the camp water to wash the rice before cooking, or who packs the electric plug and the hot pot with it when asked to bring a rice cooker
nice people around- euphemism for insurgents, particularly members of the New People's Army
OT - permission to pass a struggling climber (from 'overtake') <"Sir, OT lang po...">
paexperience - a more casual way of asking for something. <"Pa-experience naman ng trail food!"> May have other meanings also.
pags/pog - Tagalog for fog or low-lying clouds
pasaway - climber who doesn't follow the rules
PASU - park superintendent; this is an official designation
peteks - taking it easy / trekking in a relaxed manner
postclimb - meeting of climb participants after a climb
poste - a group member who stays at home to receive reports of a climb's progress and summons a search and rescue party, if needed
preclimb - meeting of climb participants before a climb; some groups require preclimb attendance as a requirement for participtation
ragtag - a group with inappropriate or insufficient gears and equipments.
raksido - alcoholic drink
ramps - stair-climbing training to build up the principal muscle groups involved in mountaineering
ratrat - to trek at speed, in order to link up with the rest of the climb party, to get choice spots at the campsite, to be first on the queue at the washup area or water source/sari-sari store/bus. The collective act of hurrying is likewise called ratratan
rebound - a warning given to the climber/s behind you to watch out for swinging branch/es of trees and bushes
redap - registration holdap .
rollo - plastic used to wrap your plate when eating, so you don't have to wash it later
saddle/pass - gap between two peaks, as in Tirad Pass(this one's an oxymoron though) or a plateau before the mountain's main peak.
scribe - someone who documents the climb
Shaldang - refers to Mt. Halcon in Mindoro, particularly its summit
sibilisasyon - first sight of a house or manmade structure after a long time in the mountains.
Sigg - container for heavy drinks / liquor
social climber - someone who climbs mainly to meet people and socialize
socials - structured or spontaneous gathering of mountaineers while on camp; usually during or after dinner
spork - combination utensil with spoon on one end and fork on the other
spot - to beg for trail food <"Pa-spot naman ng dried cranberries!">
summit - refers to the highest point of a mountain. more specific than 'peak' which can mean any high point though two terms are used interchangeably
sweeper - group or individual at the rear end of a climbing party
system - refers to climb (as in rock climb) equipment such as ropes, harnesses, etc.
tagay - socials, with alcohol
take 5 - a five-minute climbing break; also take 'x' where x is the number of minutes
Take nothing but pictures - opening lines of the mountaineer's creed that often finds its way in mountaineers' Multiply sites and personal webpages
teka-teka - any thorny plant that snags your expensive trek clothes or digs into your skin
thermapoor - any of the inexpensive alternatives to thermarest
thermarest - an overpriced portable self-inflating foam pad for sleeping in
thermal wear - high-tech clothing for warmth
TL - team leader
TNF - The North Face
topload - riding on a jeep's roof
trailhead - jumpoff
trail water/food- easily accessible bottle of water or snacks for refreshment along the trail.
trail sign - rocks, strings, foliage, branches, or hack signs on tree trunks that mark the designated route
training climb - climbs that are taken seriously; sometimes pertains to climbs required for applicants prior
traverse - ideally refers to a climb following a horizontal trail across a mountain passing by its peak; but is used loosely to mean any climb using different trails up and down a mountain
unload - to offer food/drinks to fellow climbers on the trail in the hope of hauling a lighter load. May also be used as a synonym of major.
Vibram - durable material used in Merrell and other shoes
virgin - someone new to a particular mountain
washup area - house/hotel/river/ditch for changing clothes in at the end of the trail
wasted/wasak - dead tired
Ziplock - very handy sealable plastic bags for waterproofing valuables

On front photo: UP Med Outdoor Society members; picture courtesy of Julian Cañero. Many thanks to Sir Cecil Morella of AMCI and all those who contributed. We're now up to 120 words!

Help build 'Climbspeak'! Please add terms used by Filipino hikers through commenting on this post. Feel free to repost this article but kindly acknowledge PinoyMountaineer.com.
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91 comments:

carl said...

nice post! sir gid, maybe u can add definitions of technical terms also like major/minor climb as well as other stuff mentioned in the blog. more power!

Anonymous said...

The argot tends to vary according to group culture. I know these terms:

trailhead - jumpoff
minor - to pee
major - solid waste
LNT - leave no trace principle pack in, pack out - what you bring up the mountain you must take down with you
tarp - groundsheet
dri-fit - polyester or similar fabric that, unlike cotton, does not absorb water
North Fake - counterfeit technical garment or equipment
niknik - mosquito-like tiny insects that inflict itchy bites
lipa - poison ivy; a lot worse than niknik
tagay - socials, with alcohol
Zigg - portable container for alcoholic drinks
Nalgene - water bottles for mixing cocktails or chasers
washup area - house/hotel/river/ditch for changing clothes in at the end of the trail
executive trail - easy trails for non-mountaineers on a one-off climb
trail sign - rocks, strings, foliage, branches, or hack signs on tree trunks that mark the designated route
backtrack - you are lost, go back and look for trail signs
midsweep - sweepers assigned to patrol the main body of a climb column, to fix trail signs, ropes, man the river crossings, assist stricken climbers, and act as relays
poste - a group member who stays at home to receive reports of a climb's progress and summons a search and rescue party, if needed
BMC - basic mountaineering course
fun climb - climb conducted at a relaxed pace, usually but not always involving a mountain of minor or moderate difficulty
training climb - opposite of fun climb
explo - a small climb group that seeks to blaze a new trail
packed breakfast/lunch - meals eaten on the trail that are prepared either at home or at the campsite or bought from a restaurant
spot - to beg for trail food
OT - permission to pass a struggling climber
sweepers' delight - plain rice, if available, offered to hungry climbers left behind by the main body
Harry Porter - a climber who pays a porter to carry his/her backpack

/C

DON said...

Sir,

MASL - Mean Average Sea Level

diko lang alam sa mountaineering term, kasi ito yung ginagamit namin, sa elementary surveying..

Pasensya, please ignore kung mali ako ..

DON said...

please ignore sir, mali nga ako..
pasensya po..

gideon said...

sir, many thanks for this list - i will add the words immediately. it sometimes escapes me that there are many words that have to be defined, having been accustomed to these terms.

the argot indeed varies, but its amazing how words evolve and eventually find their way into the mountaineering culture at large. i've twice experienced being a 'Harry Porter', but I experienced portering for a fellow mountaineer myself!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gid, the liquor-carrier pala is Sigg, sorry, wrong spelling hehe. Cecil

domengzhu said...

System-Reffering to ropes,harnesses,carrabs/other hardwares for rappelling,rock climbing achuchuchu

Anonymous said...

recon - to check out a trail/mountain ahead of a climb by a bigger party

bivouac - to set up an unscheduled, emergency campsite on the trail due to exhaustion, adverse weather, illness, injury, darkness, etc.

technical - any climb that requires the use of limbs/equipment other than the feet

four-wheel drive - climbing with your feet and hands, e.g. ascent to G2 Peak of Deception

six-wheel drive - crawling on your knees, e.g. at G2 Knife Edge or going under a bent tree at the Napulauan mossy forest

potpot - using outside assistance other than a porter to negotiate a trail, e.g. horseback, hammock, motorcycle

rollo - plastic used to wrap your plate when eating, so you don't have to wash it later

spork - combination utensil with spoon on one end and fork on the other

camp water - water used to mix a drink that was meant for cooking the rice

newbie - a first-time climber who uses the camp water to wash the rice before cooking, or who packs the electric plug and the hot pot with it when asked to bring a rice cooker

thermarest - an overpriced portable self-inflating foam pad for sleeping in

thermapoor - any of the inexpensive alternatives to thermarest

bloated - an IT that gives a generous time allowance to reach a target, usually to accommodate slower climbers

kernmantle - a colourful, heavy-duty technical rope used for climbing, but which is more often used as a guy line for tents or clothesline to hang soiled trek clothes on at the campsite. also an emergency shoelace

stuff sack/compression sack - water-resistant bags to stuff your clothes in, so they will all fit inside your pack

cathole - what you dig with a trowel when you have to go in a major way

gaiters - tear-resistant, waterproof sleeves that you wrap around your lower legs as protection from limatiks, lipa, niknik, snake bites, sharp rocks, mud
/C

Noel said...

Hi, Gid! this is Pastor Noel. I enjoyed your site. If you have future hike sked, let me know and we'll join if we can.

thanks,

Pastor Noel
0922-8887853
reformedtnc@yahoo.com

Noel said...

hi gid. i enjoyed your sitw. if you have future scheduled hike, please let me know and we might join you.

noel

Anonymous said...

wasted/wasak - dead tired

ratrat - to trek at speed, in order to link up with the rest of the climb party, to get choice spots at the campsite, to be first on the queue at the washup area or water source/sari-sari store/bus

kalabaw - an exceptionally strong, seasoned climber

hardcore - a speed-, pain-, and danger junkie who seeks out the most difficult mountains/trails and who eschews creature comforts

minimalist - climbs with the barest minimum requirements in terms of shelter, clothing, and other equipment (excluding food, which would be suicidal), sometimes at the expense of comfort

gram counter - somebody who saws off the handle of his/her toothbrush to save weight

TM - trail master, helps the TL plot the route for the climb

cultural/gender sensitivity - comporting oneself in a socially acceptable manner, avoiding making comments like "it's so faggy up here" that may construed as homophobic, sexist, or offensive to the culture of the host community

group equipment - tents, stoves, cooksets, camp lamps, ropes, which are shared by members of a climb party, as opposed to personal equipment like shoes and packs

load distribution - the manner by which group equipment and food is apportioned to each member of a climb group that is based on equity (strength, experience, gender) rather than equality

This is fun!
/C

john said...

social climber - someone who climbs mainly to meet people and socialize

level up - to conquer a mountain of a higher level

virgin - someone new to a particular mtn

cellophane - in mindanao, means plastic bag

Anonymous said...

trail water/food- easily accessible bottle of water or snacks for refreshment along the trail.
topload - riding on a jeep's roof.
dede - bladder and suction
adidulas - shoes with no traction, shoes not fit for climbing.
pog - tagalog sa fog.
sibilisasyon - first sight of a house or manmade structure after a long time in the mountains.
kapatid - NPA
trash tent - an old tent pitched for storage of equipment.
lord of the rings - a place that resembles the ambience of the lotr movie sets.

Anonymous said...

exaj - shortcut for exaggeration; blowing up a story, like "nung kami nasa pulag, below 0 yung temp!"

commercialized - places hikers would like to avoid

akiki - synonymous with steep trail

ambangeg - synonymous with easy trail

Anonymous said...

add lang po sa hikers term nyo....

cono (read as konyo) - refer to someone affluent in the society who is with the group (sosyal), usually speaks in taglish

pasaway - climber who doesn't follow the rules

gerbak - to poop (know what i mean)

scribe - someone who documents the climb

Anonymous said...

Sir gid,


buraot - pasaway
raksido - alak

Anonymous said...

nalaspag = ran out of stamina, courage and drive to continue doing things especially physical activities.

www.savexplorers.org

Anonymous said...

Kaskasero = someone who is trekking far faster than the normal group pacing, either to just act out or has real great stamina or physical vigor.

www.savexplorers.org

Anonymous said...

load - team/group leader's command to resume trekking after rest/meal stop

unload - to offer food/drinks to fellow climbers on the trail in the hope of hauling a lighter load

Chowking - meeting place for Cordillera/Tanay area climbs; 24/7 restos off Session Road/EDSA Crossing to buy packed lunch and have early breakfast

chorva - major product, must be buried in a cathole

grasslands - the treeless expanse between the last water source and Mt. Pulag summit

saddle/pass - gap between two peaks, as in Tirad Pass(this one's an oxymoron though)

teka-teka - any thorny plant that snags your expensive trek clothes or digs into your skin

ramps - stair-climbing training to build up the principal muscle groups involved in mountaineering

canyoning/canyoneering - trekking on or astride a river bed, with or without water, e.g. the O'Donnell River en route to Mt. Pinatubo

/C

lateralus said...

A bit off topic:

Hey Gideon, congratulations for putting up this blog. It's definitely looking good. I laud your effort and dedication into seeing this project done and well maintained. See you at the hospital. hehe

Benj
http://visitsagada.com

gideon said...

guys, thank you for supporting climbspeak! lalo na si sir cecil! so many words that have a unique meaning to the mountaineering community speaks of how rich the 'group culture' has become.

@pastor noel: i'll be sure to let you know when and how we can climb; i look forward to that. God bless po!

@benj: thanks for dropping by and for your wonderful post on pinoymountaineer. see you in the hospital, likewise!

jjayjjay said...

i got one sir..

redap - registration holdap

Im not expecting na ipopost nyo... hehehe.. Thanks

Anonymous said...

hi sir,

in our group we use these terms (learned them from fellow climbers too):

rebound - a warning given to the climber/s behind you to watch out for swinging branch/es of trees and bushes.

ragtag - a group with inappropriate or insufficient gears and equipments.

HTH

IndieEscape said...

hi, parang d ko gusto yung cover pic na naka bonfire @ 1130masl. hehe...
kasi baka isipin ng mga baguhan pwede mag bonfire sa lahat ng bundok.

(you can delete this entry pag nabasa mo na... wala kasing private message option dito eh)

thanks!
kim

gideon said...

@jay/HTH: thanks for the additional words. ill add them up.

@sir kim, thanks for your suggestion. i've included a note beneath the photo and im not deleting your comment to reinforce this. for future suggestions, please email me at info@pinoymountaineer.com. thanks =)

Anonymous said...

sir gid,

i enjoyed reading your blog,actually nasa work me ngayun.. wala me magawa trabaho.. kakabasa ng mga blogs mu.. hehe..

dagdag ko lng po sa climbspeak

paexperience-if you want to ask for food,cigarrete,water or anything. "sir paexperince naman ng water"

domengzhu said...

last for me for climb speak
para sa mga walang disiplina
we call them
"Campingers"-trash climbers...
(i dont know if i should call them climbers)

Derived from many mountains i'd climb
involve dis abbreviaton for them
para tamaan naman

7 sacks a day sa banahaw in 2002 no use...

if they know mountaineers creed,thats it

happy trekking everyone

tnx sa pagsama ng system ser gidz

c u @ d summit sumtym...

Anonymous said...

sir magandang umaga.

paki sama naman tung term na toh:

ET - "Extrang Tuhod" para ito sa mga gumagapang na sa pag lalakad. example; next time mag dala na nang "ET" ha.

gideon said...

guys, thanks for the new words! sorry medyo late. i've added them na.

Anonymous said...

chopseuy -climbing party from different groups/affiliation
halimaw -kalabaw/very strong climber
nice post, mahaba-haba masayang discussion ito.
local

Anonymous said...

Your site is getting better sir Gid.

Dagdag po para sa mga bisaya:

Backakers - individuals looks/pose like a climber wearing climbing type clothes,accessories and bringing backpacks with them strolling inside malls ...

Pedroiho po.

Anonymous said...

off track
sir sensya na d2 kasi updated ang discussion.
about mt.kanlaon, there is a pnoc project to drill inside the protected zone.
local mountaineering groups in negros launch a protest climb.
What are we mountaineering community doing to help them defend mt.kanlaon?
this is our concern, climbing has inevitably made us aware of the need to protect the environment. WE should make our awareness contagious, it is our duty, it's the least we could do.
-local

Jun M said...

Manyubad; Ma-nyu-bad, Visayan term for any kind of sea creature like Shark, Baracuda, etc. that acts Very very hungry to feed themselve. Like Shark attack human...

In this case when the party have in dinner some other co-hikers are MANYUBAD - MATAKAW;SAKIM;GUTOM

Anonymous said...

sir gud day,

sana lagay din tayo mga "kasabihan" or "sayings" sa Mountain Climbing hahahahaha

like:

1. Di bali nang Sumuka, Huwag Lang Susuko.

2. Ang Trail na Maiksi, Humahaba din.

3. Kapag maiksi ang kumot, mag tiis kang mag kamot!

4. Ang Mountaineer na pasaway, natututo pag napilay.

5. Ang di marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingang jump off, ay higit pa sa mt. marami at night trek mt. talamitam.

Anonymous said...

meron akong isang kasabihan at motto ng group namin...

eto po sir...

"di kabaklaan ang magpahinga... at walang premyo ang nauuna!"

gideon said...

im presently out of town and wont be able to update the site as regularly in the coming weeks.

@pedroiho, jun m: thanks for the visayan terms! with so many mountains located in visayan-speaking areas, these will come in handy!

@anonymous: youre right there we should put up a page on sayings,jokes,and mountain humor! hehe ill get to work on it when i get back.

Anonymous said...

1.walk in the park - referring to a question if malayo pa ang campsite or mahirap ba ang trail.

2. 5minutes - an answer if someone is aking if how long more is the campsite or trail ahead. Usually a joke or way of saying "malayo pa" if your answer is always "5 minutes"

credited to the group and people ive been with for a long time...

jheresey33 said...

ayus... pwede ko ba i-repost eto sir sa multiply?!

gideon said...

@jhersey33: sure! kindly acknowledge pinoymountaineer as the source (in behalf of all those who contributed)

to the recent contributors, thanks for the new words. the list keeps growing and its really fun to assemble something like this!

saven said...

eto naman bagong term lang sa last climb namin:

photo-adik - pa-picture ng pa-picture kaya bumabagal pacing ng group.

photo-ganid - walang sariling camera pero nakapaskil ang mukha sa halos lahat ng pictures, he he.

Anonymous said...

kasambundok -shortened for kasama sa bundok (co-mountaineers)

7-11 -stores that you can found on top of mount macolot

Jessette said...

Hello po!

Nakakatuwa naman ang blog mo. Pinipilit kong isulat ang mga naging karanasan ko sa Mt. Pulag - Akiki-ambangeg trail climb ko and nagre-research ako para sa mga infos na nakalimutan ko na, kaya napadpad ako sa blogsite nyo.

Salamat sa mga impormasyon!

Bachwitz said...

AMPUNIN - when you or your small group encountered problems in the mountain (no more food, broken shelter etc) and another group decided to merge your group to them complete with board and lodging.

Anonymous said...

ganda po ng blog nyo...just enrolled sa BMC...1st climb namin sa tarak ridge.
which i renamed TARIK ridge as in matarik talaga.
paki-dagdag na rin...
ROLLING STONE-as in me bato gumugulong baka tamaan kayo.
salamats po! mabuhay kayo!

Ipo Watershed said...

Peter Pants - one who wears tights without wearing trekking shorts.

Anonymous said...

sir i2 samen...
WAPATU -walang pang tulog
WAPALI- wala pang ligo
WAPAKA - wala pang kain
WAPAKELS - walang pakialamanan
PANCHUT - papansin

:)

Anonymous said...

sir i2 samin...

WAPATU - wala pang tulog
WAPALI - wala pang ligo
WAPAKA - wala pang kain
WAPAKELS - walang pakialaman

:)

Anonymous said...

sir, pwede ko po bang i-repost 'to? nakakatuwa yung blog ninyo. i'll mention you on credits and i'll link this to my multiply site.

bote said...

Metallica - one who's baon is packed in cans ("de-lata")

Christian Regis said...

Goody day pare :)

1. "Habol group" - Experienced or veteran climbers who usually lags behind the main group.

2. "Above the clouds " - a perfect view of the summit where everything (even clouds) are beneath you (also related to "Sea of clouds".

3. "Recliner" - the best natural feature of a rest stop or campsite where one can lay down comfortably.

4. "Team Saus" - abbreviated from "Team Sausage". A group composed entirely of males.

5. "Landmine" - Animal droppings on the trail.

6. "Bestfriend" - a portable and lightweight seat tripod.

7. "Banner" - A rolled-up banner bearing the name or symbol of the representative mountaineering group. It is brought in the climb and unveiled on the summit with the climbers for a photo op.

8. "Inside joke" - A joke or term used by a group of climbers referring to their climb, which are insignificant to their fellow mountaineers who did not participate in the said climb.

9. "Group pic" - Assembling the whole group for a photo op (with the banner unrolled). It usually occurs on the summit or when the mountain is on the background.

10. "Body heat" - Mountaineers huddling or hugging each other (even amongst males) in order to combat the cold by sharing body heat. usually happens while in the tent, on the summit, or during cold rain.

11. "Layering" - Wearing several layers of clothing in order to combat the cold.

12. "CR" - Area near the campsite officially-designated for bathroom use (latrines, catholes, etc.)

13. "Quickify" - refers to mountaineering shoes with its sole and body stitched together to maintain durability. Coined from the shoes repair shop, "Mr. Quickie".

14. "Quicksand" - a soft and deep muddy ground in the trail. Exists near the campsite of Mt. San Cristobal.

15. "Chef" - a climber who cooks fine lunch or dinner.

16. "Daga" - a climber, armed with a mess kit and a fork, who roams around the campsite during lunch or dinner, picking on the food of other climbers.

17. "Mess kit" - portable plate used for eating during a climb, usually made of plastic and sealed.

18. "Camwhore" - a climber who can be seen in almost every photo taken during the climb.

19. "Orchestra" - a group in a climb in which all members snore loudly during sleep.

20. "Jang-Jang Eatery" - a popular eatery located at the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya highway near Ambuklao reservoir, enroute to Mt. Pulag.

- Christian Regis
The Loyola Mountaineers
http://www.loyolamountaineers.org http://www.multiply.com/regicide

gideon said...

hi christian, thanks for the words, witty ones at that.

and congrats on your induction climb at pulag. one of your members, john lei is an intern in PGH and he told me abt it.

more power and best regards!
gid

Anonymous said...

additional input:

> marlboro country - saddle campsite in Mt. Pulag

> camp butchok - non-traditional campsite in Mt. Halcon (before the Aplaya campsite). Named after butchok of Halms.

kabute13@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

punch lyn ng grupo po nmen sir..
when somebody asks..
"malayo pa ba.."
answer is always..
"konti nlang,, walking distance nlang"
hehhe,,
serves as a joketym and motivating words for
the whole group..

hoping n magkaroon po kau ng entry bout the
diff motto,punchlines,joketimes ng mga grupo sir..
masaya po un sir..

---> julie

Anonymous said...

hi poh im Roderic from sandawa-apo UIC chapter, share ko lang poh ilang terms namin dito sa dabaw pag nasa bundok..

1. pag sure oi! - mag.ingat ka or wag ka ngang tanga! (pinaka popular na Expression)

2. pure panit - nakayapak lang sa trail haha!

3. little river camp- e-campsite papuntang gudi-gudi (mt. apo)

4. team t.rex- mga hardcore mountaineer na tga valencia bukidnon.

5."i will never pass this way again" punch line ng SAMEC-UIC

6.internet o download- magbabawas ng sama ng loob

7.pyts- pwede na..

8.EBMC- emperador brandy mountaineering club haha!

9.performance level- pano mo napasaya mga kasama mo..

10.kaging- pangit na sitwasyon

yun lang poh..tnx a lot!
CLIMB SAFELY from sandawa-apo!

gideon said...

hi roderic,
na-meet ko na yang team t-rex of jobannes and mijan. hardcore nga tlga sila! having climbed in mindanao, i have encountered several of these terms; tnx for sharing them with us!

Anonymous said...

meron po ako iseshare,, from my group in paranaque city,,,OPG-original patay gutom or climber doesnt bring food khit trailfood man lng, WAPERN- climber na kulang sa budget pero nakakasama pa din, pagbaba baon sa utang,,ADOINK-couple na di lumalabas ng tent maghapon,,INDIAN PHYTON-climber na nang iiwan,DIWATA- a group of gay climber and refer to our kasambundok in paranaque DIlag na WAlang TAkot,,, thanks sir gid ,, sana mapost ito galing ng blog mo,, kakatuwa

Anonymous said...

pwede din suro ang monkey-neer sa mga pasaway na mountainee hehehe...derek hindi ramsey

Anonymous said...

thanks sa pagbasa sa comment ko sir gid..d2k traverse ng team namin ngayong dec. 26-30 sayang hindi me makasama..thanks giving day kasi namin sa church..hehe! congrats! very nice and informative inyong site..kinikwento ko to sa mga sandawa-apo alumni namin para mavisit nila..

god bless sa mga climb nyo..
keep safe "amping kanunay"

roderic of Sandawa-apo UIC

PinoyApache said...

bivouac: a temporary campsite done in haste.
reconnaissance/reconnoiter: to investigate, to explore.

Anonymous said...

TUKOD MUKHA- another term for 4WD
KUDKOD PWET- reversed 4WD used when descending from a steep trail.
CHOCOLATEY TRAIL-a very muddy & loose trail usually after a rainfall.
PRUSISYON- a very slow moving group of climbers.
SUPERMAN- a strong climber doing all sorts of crazy things a normal climber wont do. carrying 2 backpacks etc. ex "nag superman na naman ung group leader natin"

Anonymous said...

TAENG YAMAN - mga dumi ng hayop na nkaharag sa trail

BAH BAH BAH - tawag dun sa makulit na guy sa may carinderia sa may mt.batulao

HANCOCK - twag sa mga taong di napapagod

TULOGCIALS - mga tulog na kapag socials

MAIS - tawag sa mga ndi umiinom sa socials MAIStorya

Anonymous said...

Sir,
Add na rin natin yung "MAKI"
Refers to a climber without tent,trailfood,water etc...
maki-kitulog sa tent, maki-kikain, maki-kiinom...

Anonymous said...

Sir,
paki add na lang po.

self contained-a climber that carries a complete set of camp gears during a climb(ie.tent,stove,lamp)and often includes food and other necessities

dj- a climber that likes to bring an MP3 player(or any similar device)complete with speakers during a climb

busina- asking permission from fellow climbers before releasing gas specially on the trail

dextrose- hydration pack

amasona- a female hiker that is always on the lead pack and usually is "self contained"

teka teka said...

crunchy- tawag ng isang "konyo" climber sa malutong na daing.

Anonymous said...

Hi sir...

this is a very entertaining and informative post for both noobs and vets alike.

Dagdag ko lang ang isang term na ginagamit namin:

Sherpa - co-climber na pinagbubuhat ng ibat ibang excess na gamit...

Jag

Anonymous said...

dagdag ko lang po

double peds/pedal - pag pagod na at sobrang bilis na ng tibok ng puso dahil sa pagod at hingal

ganador - tawag sa mountaineer na complete attire sa climb

ganado mountaineer- tawag sa grupo ng mga ganador

:)

Anonymous said...

sir/mam
dagdag lang po

L.L.M lakas lakasan mountaineer

mayabang sa trail,feeling strong ice
hehe...

Anonymous said...

Soup!-pampawala umay after socials...jysn

dew_drops said...

itong sa akin "TBF" or "The Black Face" gear = garbage bag used as a GoreTex gear when raining. worked great for me in Pulag.....hehehe

Anonymous said...

hi... off topic lang

about sa picture, bat may bonfire? hehehe pde ba to sa taas? hehehe ask lang

newbie

Anonymous said...

didn't u read the note at the start of the article:
NOTE: the 'Climbspeak' picture showing a campfire does not depict standard mountaineering practice.

gideon said...

bonfires are, in most circumstances, not allowed or recommended in any campsite. i think i should replace the photo to avoid confusion in the future.

Tikoy said...

Dagdag ko lng...

ALAK-san Gladiator - climber n lasenggero...walang ginwa kundi uminom

Jhon said...

Sir pa-add,

Sausage Festival = group of climbers without female participants.

Anonymous said...

hi. its quite interesting to know how the local mountainneer inthusiasts had created their own lingo to such a point it sounded rediculous for some. Perhaps it could be nice to share too those internationally acceptable terms kung meron man.

Anonymous said...

campfiring, why not? when was it prohibited?

campfire is the essence of camping. we all know the potential danger it brings but with proper precation and certain degree of skills in properly making one, keeping it going and to see that it is properly extinguished, that is responsible campfiring.

Anonymous said...

sir add nio .PASA LOAD. transfer ng gamit sa mga kasamang magaan lang ang dala.sounds not so cool.

Anonymous said...

MFPI or FIMO...do we really need another umbrella organization?...

Anonymous said...

di yan kelangan...dagdag gastos lang yan.wala nman pakialam kahit mamatayan yan ng grupo sa bundok...di man lang dadalaw yang mga yan sa wake ng namatay instead.gagawin pang example yung namatay sa mga bmc nila.batch 13

Anonymous said...

i only know of one, and it's my favorite so far...

BATTERY SA ROBOT - The small round bottles of Ginebra San Miguel we used to bring during climbs to "heat up" & "kill" the body-pains endured during the hike, as well as an "energy-drink" for the day ahead (as it makes you bunk early)...

hermits_mp

Anonymous said...

sir Gid, may idadagdag po ako...

LUMPIANG TARAK - fried sardines, repoylo, sili, cheese wrapped in lumpia wrapper then fry.

SINIGANG NA CORNED BEEF - the usual corned beef with the twist of sinigang mix ang repolyo..

BIDAMAN - bida sa bundok pati sa kwento..

SENIOR - member na ayaw kumilos..hehehe...

SOULJA BOY - mga hindi nakasama sa akyat..

STORYAHAN - mga nakikiplano tapos di naman sasama..

MAKARAS - another term for pasaway...

CHOPETA - move pag nangatog yung tuhod...

CHIX - pag ayaw madumihan sa pag akyat..

AGUA de PUTA - pag lasing na umakyat ng bundok

IHO de PUTA - si Bobbin..

sana po ay may nadagdag po kami sa aming munting kakulitan sa mga tawag sa iba't ibang uri ng ugali sa bundok..more power sir Gidz...sana makasabay ka namin minsan sa pag panik...

--jose
P6ET

Anonymous said...

wow! natapos ko from the top, then comments strats 2008 ngaun 2010 na buhay pa din... di ko expected na matutuwa ako at informative pa, atleast now familiar na ko, enjoy pa :D though iv already heard some in my two previous climbs done.

Foxhole - synonymous Cathole :D

more climbs to everyone!

see u all when i see you in the summit!

:D

-blackmaria00 of pinoymountaineer forum :)

Anonymous said...

sir may i add damage- the amount or total financial cost for each individual climber to a climb.

leleboy- busog mountaineers

Anonymous said...

konyoneers- "highclass" mountaineers na naka TNF head to toe or mga konyong mountaineers

unpro/hambog- tawag sa walang etiketang mountaineer. tawag rin sa mga mountaineer na alam ang rules pero hindi sinusunod

Anonymous said...

PA ADD

WOOT WOOT - SIGAW NG MOUNTAINEER NA NAWAWALA

PANATAG - CHILL SA PWESTO

UN LANG

Anonymous said...

meron ako

PANG SYOTA PACK- pack ng female climber na bitbit lang damit! (nakay bf ung iba)

KIKAYCORE- female version ng HARDCORE!

PORMANEERING- tipong pati breaf mountain hardwear

TIRIK- nagkaproblema sa trail(hypothermia,H.A.S.,etc.,)sa madaling salita di na kinaya

YAPING- solid waste

CHOP SUEY- iba ibang grupo magkakasama sa isang climb

ADOBO- lunch sa day2

SUNOG- ung magagastos "kano sunog?"

COLGATE- kahit anong toothpaste colgate ang tawag!

Anonymous said...

napaka-lawak po ng philippine mountaineering,.good kung matututunan natin ung mount-lingo,.pero wag po natin kalimutan mag-adjust sa sarili pagpapaka-hulugan ng iba sa terminolohiya at maging maingat po tayo upang hindi maging negatibo ang pagkaka-unawa ng iba at ng mga locals. alalahanin po sana natin na maraming dayalekto sa pinas baka ito ay magamit sa ibang pagpapaka-hulugan,alalahanin din po natin na hindi lang tayo ang nakakarinig sa sarili nting termino.

Anonymous said...

aash-childish term for "ahas"

bagger- climber na masipag mag-uwi ng tirang de lata, noodles at iba pang pagkain na galing sa kanilang kasamahan.

semi-major- minor na bundok pero nahirapan akyatin ng ibang climber

moni- inuman na for socials

subo-subo- anything na pwedeng pantawid gutom.

gigi man- corrupt sa budget ng grupo.

push-proceed

scout-looking for possible trail

sana po makatulong, hehehe

Amon

Anonymous said...

felix bacat - climbers who wears thigh only specially female climbers hehe

Vinj D. Spirit said...

Ang team namin may ilang words din na gusto kong i-share:

ULTRA-LIGHT: synonymous with 'minimilast' wherein napakagaang ng bag mo

MEFANAMIC RUSH: The speed rush that you get after your pained body has been numbed by Mefanamic Acid

TEMPLE RUN: The act of sliding along a particularly slippery part of the trail either by accident or when neither footholds nor handholds can be acquired.

LOKAL: A term for the locals who are extremely used to the rigors of climbing up and down the mountain. It is also a term for a mountaineer that has the looks and stamina of a local. Synonymous with 'KALABAW'.

Bunny Enriquez said...

Ninja - hikers na mabilis bumaba (nagbbounce/tumatalon pababa). usually ung mga nag aadvance.

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