MFPI Annual Federation Climbs

The Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI) is the association of many mountaineering clubs in the Philippines. PinoyMountaineer estimates that around 25% of all BMC-trained mountaineers in the Philippines are affiliated with the MFPI, either as part of the respective clubs or as individual members. Even so, MFPI is the most influential mountaineering body in the Philippines.

The highlight of MFPI’s annual calendar – and for that matter, of the Philippine mountaineering scene – is the annual Federation climb. The venues of these climbs have always been interesting – and groundbreaking. They range from the conventional – Mt. Apo to the obscure: Mt. Dos Cuernos in Isabela. Consistently, the Fed climbs have featured “hardcore-level” mountains such as Halcon, Kalatungan, Mayon, etc. However, there have also been benign venues: long before Caramon became famous, Hagahang Mountaineers hosted a Fed climb there in 2001. Guimaras and Subic Bay have likewise been featured – emphasizing the expansive scope of mountaineers. Here is the list of the past MFPI climbs:

YEAR VENUE HOST
1 1980 Mt. Apo Penec Sandawa Pabungan Trekkers
2 1981 Mt. Madjaas Antique Mountaineering Society
3 1982 Mt. Pulag Baguio City Benguet Mountaineering Society
4 1983 Mt. Kanlaon, Negros Philippine Mountaineering Society, San Agustin Mountaineering Society
5 1984 Mt. Mayon, Albay Mayon Mountaineers
6 1985 Mt. Dos Cuernos, Isabela Mt. Dos Cuernos Mountaineering Club
7 1986 Mt. Halcon UP Mountaineers
8 1987 Mt. Kitanglad Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society
9 1988 San Rafael Traverse, Palawan Philippine Airlines Mountaineering Club
10 1989 Mt. Apo Macadac
11 1990 Mt. Talinis Camp Cebu
12 1991 Matulid River UP Outdoor Recreation Group
13 1992 Mt. Tigum Iloilo Mountaineering Club Antique Mountaineering Society
14 1993 Catanduanes Mountains Mayon Mountaineers
15 1994 Mt. Banahaw UP Mountaineers
16 1995 Mt. Kalatungan Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society
17 1996 Mt. Kanlaon Negros Mountaineering Club
18 1997 Puerto Galera Mountains Halcon Mountaineers (HALMS)
19 1998 Mt. Candalaga Sandawa Apo
20 1999 Mt. Sleeping Beauty Kalinga UP Mountaineers
21 2000 Guimaras island Iloilo Mountaineering Club
22 2001 Caramoan Hagahag Mountaineers
23 2002 Nueva Vizcaya mountains MESAU, Sang-at Salug Outdoor Club, Globe Adventure Club
24 2003 Peñablanca, Cagayan Sierra Madre Outdoor Club
25 2004 Subic Bay Philippine Airlines Mountaineering Club (PALMC)
26 2005 Mt. Malindang Range, Ozamis City Conquest Adventure Team, Malindang Mountaineering Alliance, Inc.
27 2006 Ilocos Norte PINAKBET
28 2007 Mt. Talinis, Dumaguete Cuernos de Negros Mountaineering Club
29 2008 Aurora mountains Baler, Aurora UP Mountaineers
30 2009 Kitanglad-Dulang-Dulang, Bukidnon Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society

TRIVIA
The UP Mountaineers (UPM) holds the distinction of having hosted the most number of climbs (four: 1986, 1994, 1999, and 2008), Both Mt. Apo (1980, 1989) and Mt. Talinis (1990, 2007) have been honored as the venue twice.

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8 years 8 months ago

a bit of history…thanks for the research & for posting this!