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)
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.
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
1900 Head back to Manila
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 email@example.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.
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