Monthly Archives: February 2011

8th Visayas Mountain Festival On-line Registration

This form is for early registration purposes only. You still need to fill out the actual registration form on-site.

You may register for additional participants.
Early Registration Fee: Php 500.00 per participant
(until March 29, 2011 Tuesday)

Registration fee is inclusive of the following:
> Guide Fee
> Camp Fee
> Instructors Fee
> Event T-shirt
> Event ID
> Certificate of Participation
> 1 Dinner on Socials Night
> Round-trip Transportation (scheduled trips only, so be on time)
> Participation in any of the activities

We will email you an invoice of the exact amount you’ll be sending and the payment instructions within 1 – 3 days. Wait for our confirmation before sending out your payment. Depending on payment method chosen, additional charges may apply for the transaction fee.


Rates for additional charges:
Participants –Reg. Fee– –Globe GCASH– –Cebuana Lhuillier–
1 P 500 P 25 P 35
2 P 1,000 P 25 P 60
3 P 1,500 P 30 P 100

For more rates, send a request by using the site’s contact-us form.



These are the scope and requirements for the trainors training on April at the Federation Congress in Negros


This certification is for those persons instructing and organizing The Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) as recognized by the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines (MFPI)
1.1 The BMC INSTRUCTOR should have no less than ONE (1) YEAR membership to a Federation affiliated club and at least one year of wilderness experience
1.2 The BMC INSTRUCTOR must have undergone their Basic Mountaineering Course training from a Federation affiliated club or accredited Instructor
1.3 The BMC INSTRUCTOR must hold a current FIRST AID CERTIFICATE issued within the last two years
The BMC Instructor is expected to be proficient in the following
2.1 The BMC INSTRUCTOR should be proficient in the LEAVE NO TRACE principle
2.2 Demonstrate an ability to impart knowledge to students on the flora, fauna, geology and history of a given area
2.3 Understand the significance of areas to local indigenous people and demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to their culture
2.4 Describe the major organizations involved in the use wilderness areas
3.1 Demonstrate the importance of physical fitness and preparedness towards the activity
3.2 Produce an overall plan and an emergency plan for a given trip
3.3 Identify aims, objectives and define purpose of a given trip
3.4 Identify and organize the structure of group on a given activity
3.5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the various equipment used commonly in the outdoors. This includes the type, characteristics, limitations, cost, care, maintenance and storage of these equipments.
3.5.2 Demonstrate the proper use and care of personal equipment and the appropriate gears for different types of activities
3.5.3 Demonstrate the usage and purpose of equipment that are meant for the whole group during an activity
3.6 Describe the weather pattern in a given area and obtaining weather information for a given trip
4.1 Demonstrate knowledge in appropriate trekking skills and movement within the wilderness area
4.2 Select an appropriate route and identification of its risks and hazards
4.3 Demonstrate knowledge on trail regulations in a given area
4.4 Selection of campsites and identifying natural hazards
4.5 Demonstrate the advantage/disadvantage of different camp shelters. Show the proper use and maintenance of such shelters
4.6 Describe the organization required for group cooking. Lighting an emergency fire in case of adverse conditions and showing fire safety methods
4.7 Describe proper methods of handling/preparation of food plus fuel requirements for a given trip
4.8 Describe toilet regime for a given wilderness area
5.1.1 Demonstrate knowledge in the use of map and compass
5.1.2 Describe route and estimation of distance for a given trip
5.1.3 Determine present position on a given map and locate a specified point on the map
5.1.4 Navigate across a terrain using a map
5.1.5 Travel to a location using a compass
5.1.6 Plan a route using a map and compass
7.1 Demonstrate knowledge in the importance of the climbing rope and various types of climbing ropes
7.2 Show the appropriate use for each type of climbing rope and the proper care/maintenances and storage for them
7.3 Demonstrate knowledge in the various types of knots and the proper use for each type ( square, fisherman, double fisherman, sheet bend, clove hitch, two-half hitch, taut line, timber hitch, bowline, figure-or-eight are the minimum)
8.1 Describe when and when not to cross a river
8.2 Demonstrate techniques used in crossing a waterway, for an individual and a group in various numbers
8.3 Identify hazards, methods and best areas in crossing a waterway
8.4 Demonstrate proper emergency procedures and recovery method for a given waterway
9.1 Prepare a lesson plan and deliver the BMC to a given audience
9.2 Demonstrate ability to seize teachable moments and impart awareness to subject
9.3 Select and prepare venue, equipment as required
9.4 Present a given subject that includes an introduction, uses appropriate voice, language, body language, visual aids and practical demonstrations
9.5 Demonstrate a wide knowledge and skill in a given subject
10.1 Demonstrate an effective group briefing and debriefing
10.2 Demonstrate the ability to adjust plans when the environment dictates
10.3 Demonstrate the concepts and principles of risk during a given trip
10.4 Describe procedures taken in an event of an emergency
10.5 Describe the prevention, symptoms and remedies for hypothermia, sunstroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, blisters and allergies
10.6 Describe how the MFPI Search and Rescue system works

national congress and other updates

Those who wish to join the mountain climbing activity of the national congress on April at Negros Occidental are advised to pre-register. This is a pre-requisite so that you will be issued a climbing permit. no walk-in registration for those who wish to join in any of the climbs.

as of this writing, the three routes are already closed and only the Tubidiao Ridge remains open. however this route is reserved only for mfpi members in god standing, mfpi applicants and sponsors. again let me reiterate that this climb is recommended only for the experienced hikers.

for luzon basecamp participants who wish to pre-register but wants to avoid the hassle of remitting their registration fees to the bank may do so at the C27 outdoor shop. just look fo jun.

at the general meeting of this year’s Congress, will have a bidding for the privilege of hosting the 2012 mid-year and 2013 national congress and mid-year. clubs who wish to host any of the said events may present their bid during the meeting. the 2011 mid-year is at Mt. Banahaw while the next Congress on 2012 is at Zambales. Agenda to follow.

for inquiries regarding the 2011 congress, please contact the event secretariat at

national congress update


Trekking Activity:
The Pataan-Guintubdan and Guintubdan-Guintubdan routes are already closed. The Mapot route is reserved for Cebu and Mindanao members and applicants until Feb. 14, 2011 only after which the route will be opened to non-members. The Tubidiao Ridge is reserved exclusively for MFPI members and sponsors. Members in good standing (meaning those who have paid their dues) have until February 14, 2011 to book for the route. after which, it will be opened to applicant clubs and delinquent members provided that they pay their dues payable to their respective Regional officers prior to booking for the climb.

BMC Trainors Accreditation:
This is open to members who aspire to be BMC trainors. Those who have been conducting BMC within their clubs or have been assisting BMC instructions are encouraged to sign up for the program.

Basecamp participants who wish that the event t-shirt is of their exact size have to make representation with the Congress Secretariat not later than February 14, 2011 so that their sizes will be reserved.

For inquiries please get in touch with the Congress Secretariat at