Monday, December 15, 2008

PinoyMountaineer Charity Climb I: Mt. Pulag (2,922+)


PinoyMountaineer Charity Climb I: Mt. Pulag (2,922+)
Ambangeg Trail, Kabayan, Benguet
Climb schedule: February 7-8, 2009
Meeting place: Victory Terminal - EDSA Pasay 0000H
Climb director: Gideon Lasco

Slots available: (29/54)

BACKGROUND
For the first time, PinoyMountaineer is organizing a climb for the twofold purpose of gathering readers of the blog and other mountaineers together and supporting charitable endeavors ranging from donating medicines to the Kalanguya tribes in Mt. Pulag to helping improve the conditions in PGH Pediatric Wards.

The choice of Mt. Pulag, via the Ambangeg-Ambangeg trail, reflects the emphasis of the annual climb: this is not hardcore climbing challenge, but an easy trail with beautiful views - undoubtedly Mt. Pulag is one of the best loved mountains by Filipino mountaineers. Interaction among the participants is highly encouraged.

Everyone is welcome to join the climb and support this event.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Day 1: February 7, 2009
0000 Assembly at Victory Liner - Pasay
0030 ETD for Baguio
0630 ETA Baguio; breafkast
0800 ETD for Mt. Pulag by jeep
1100 ETA Visitors' Center; orientation; lunch
1130 Symbolic turnover of donated medicines
1200 Ascent to Ranger Stn.
1300 Start trek
1700 ETA Campsite
1800 Dinner / socials

Day 2: February 8, 2009
0400 Early assault for summit sunrise
08000 Back at campsite
1200 Back at Ranger Station
1400 Head back to Baguio City
1700 Back in Baguio
1800 Dinner
1900 Head back to Manila

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Budget: The budget for the climb is P3,000. Inclusive are:
Roundtrip aircon bus fare Manila-Baguio vv.
Roundtrip jeepney ride Baguio-Ranger Stn vv.
Park and camping fees
Guides and medical personnel
Climb shirt, ID, certficites
Contribution to various charities
Meals/food NOT included*

*Due to different preferences in food and the logistical difficulty, PinoyMountaineer is giving everyone the liberty to prepare and have their own meals and trail food throughout the trip.

Logistics: The group will be divided into groups, for which volunteer team leaders will be assigned.

Beneficiaries: PGH Pediatrics wards c/o Mu Sigma Phi Service Committee
Kabayan, Benguet Health Office c/o Mt. Pulag National Park
T'boli Evangelical Health Clinic, South Cotabato

*Climbers may elect to give additional support to the donors by depositing an amount in excess of the P3,000.

WHO CAN JOIN THE CLIMB
Everyone can sign up for the climb so long as the slots are still available. Beginners will be allowed but they will have to be matched with the number of experienced participants.

HOW TO JOIN THE CLIMB
First step: Fill up the application form and send to info@pinoymountaineer.com. Each individual must have a separate application form. Please DO NOT send applications unless you are certain of participtation. Applications are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Successful applications will be notified by email within 12 days.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir gideon kasama anak ko sa climb pwede po b?
noli...

gideon said...

hi noli, sige please send an application form din for your kid so we can see :D

sinisterjo said...

hi sir gideon!I've already sent my application form.If I haven't receive any notification does that mean that I'm not qualified to join the pulag climb?My bf and I are looking forward to this charity climb.. :(

sinisterjo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hello im a newbie in this mt. climbing and im interested to join. by the way i have a friend who live in bontoc also wants to join. so if ever basically will meet up at baguio na.. can u please reduce the price for him? tnx!

email: queen_fhrts@yahoo.com

kevin said...

helu po sir gid,

sir ask q lang po if pwede pa bang mag.join sa charity climb for pulag, last visit q xe no slots na, meron pa po b, 3 sana kmi..
we alrdy climbed Alto peak last week, en im happy we reached the summit..
ur site did help us a lot.. keep it up! :)

gideon said...

alto peak in leyte? this is interesting. about the charity climb, pls email info@pinoymountaineer.com to reach the Climb Secretariat. they are the ones helping organize the trek. nx!

maddog said...

sir gid may bus ba na pwede masakyan papuntang jump off via akiki trail? pwede ba kahit di na kami dumaan ng denr for orientation? 2nd climb na namin ng mt pulag. thanks good day

gideon said...

hi maddog, since this is about the akiki trail i will post my answer in the Mt. Pulag/Akiki Trail page for the benefit of other readers :D

wujum said...

Hi Gideon,

Do we need to bring our own tents?

Anonymous said...

sir gid, pano kpg taga baguio ako? same parin ba ung amount na babayaran? crisd

Anonymous said...

Is it ok to climb Pulag ng July?

Anonymous said...

Is it to climb Pulag ng July?

Anonymous said...

baka meron kau alam, mt pulag invitational climb within nov 14-16 lang... actually my first plan is to climb mt kinabalu, but since na parang im too late na para magpabook, coz acording to them, booking at laban rata(lodging haus at the top) should be done 6 months prior ur climb date, and i only have 3 weeks to go. so it's really just too late.

jp(jpdp@ymail.com)

Anonymous said...

@ JP..

try the other huts sa taas (gunting, etc etc) ... wala naman heating sa laban rata ngaun eh since sira gensets sila.. we were able to book it 1 month in advance lang for our climb 1 week back

Anonymous said...

sir...wla n po bang available n slot dito sa pulag climb???
=((

Dominique

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