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MFPI BMC INSTRUCTOR SYLLABUS

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

MFPI BMC INSTRUCTOR SYLLABUS

SCOPE
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. SKILL AND EXPERIENCE
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. ENVIRONMENT
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. CLIMB PREPARATION
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 EQUIPMENT
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. CLIMB MANAGEMENT
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. WILDERNESS SKILLS
5.1 NAVIGATION
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. ROPEMANSHIP
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. WATER SAFETY
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. INSTRUCTOINAL TECHNIQUES
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. RISK MANAGEMENT
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

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BMC Schedule

As for inquiries regarding mountaineering equipment, BMCs offer a module on equipment which are virtual outdoor product presentations. Experienced trainors can give you sound advise and firsthand information on the basic equipment you need. Remember expensive doesn’t mean it’s effective and designs from branded products may not suit your taste. Make sure it can withstand our harsh tropical environment.

Elmer Cabotage
MFPI EduCom

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
2009 Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – Davao City
Date: September. 26-27, 2009
Contact Persons: Reina Bontuyan
Email: viajerooutdoors@ hotmail.com
Phone no: 0917-7081568
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- 24th Mid-Year Federation Climb & President’s Meeting – Tarlac
Date: October 21-24, 2009
Contact Person: Jacquiline G. Laruan
Email: paduyduy_midyrcongress@yahoo.com.ph
Phone no: 0919-8291139 / 0915-6455088
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course – Luzon (NCR)
Date: November 21-22, 2009 (date changed from previous post)
Contact Person: Shey Gutierrez
Email: sheygutierrez@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0920-9676744
Instructor: Regie Pablo

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date November 21-22, 2009
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo. com
Phone no: 0917-3353260; 412-2310
Instructor: Nino Capangpangan

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao Forum
Date: December 2009
Contact Person: Reina Bontuyan
Hosted by: TBA
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following MFPI EduCom coordinators:

NCR and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage 0918-9335241

Southern Luzon
Mar Melendres 0917-5259798

Bicol Region
George Cordovilla 0915-4224508

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar 0905-2763403

Western Visayas Region
Genesis Bolauro 0917-3006616

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan 0917-7081568

Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson 0929-3908244

BMC Training July 25-26

To all those interested in the Basic Mountaineering Course on July 25-26. The training will Be held at R.O.X. at Bonifacio High Street at the Fort near Serendra and Market Market.

For more details please contact me at jongnarciso@yahoo.com

2009 MFPI Basic Mountaineering Course Schedule

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
2009 Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – 2nd MFSM Congress Samal Island
Date: May 30-31, 2009
Contact Person: Jhune Bacus
Email: mega_arts2002@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0918-5064545
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon NCR
Date: July 25-26, 2009
Contact Persons: Shey Gutierrez MemCom
Email:sheygutierrez@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0920-9676744
Instructor: Jong Narcisco

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date August 29-30, 2008
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo. com
Phone no: : 09052763403; 412-2310
Instructor: Eugene Abarquez

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – Davao City
Date: September. 26-27, 2009
Contact Persons:  Reina Bontuyan
Email: viajerooutdoors@ hotmail.com
Phone no: 0917-7081568
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon (NCR)
Date: October 24-25, 2009
Contact Person: Shey Gutierrez
Email: sheygutierrez@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0920-9676744
Instructor: Regie Pablo

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date November 21-22, 2009
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo. com
Phone no: 0917-3353260; 412-2310
Instructor: Nino Capangpangan

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao Forum
Date: December 2009
Contact Person: Reina Bontuyan
Hosted by: TBA
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following MFPI EduCom coordinators

NCR and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage 0918-9335241

Southern Luzon
Mar Melendres 0917-5259798

Bicol Region
George Cordovilla 0915-4224508

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar 0905-2763403

Western Visayas Region
Genesis Bolauro 0917-3006616

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan 0917-7081568

Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson 0929-3908244

Southern Mindanao Region
Danilo “Jhune” Bacus 0918-5064545

2009 Basic Mountaineering Course

To all concerned,

Attached herewith is the BMC schedule for 1st Quarter 2009.

For your information.

Elmer C. Cabotage
Chairman
MFPI Education Committee

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
2009 Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon (NCR)
Date: January 24-25, 2009
Contact Person: Shey Gutierrez (0920-9676744)
Instructor: Mar Melendrez
Email: mar93fsierra@yahoo.com
Phone No. 0917-5259798

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas – Visayas Festival (TBA)
Date: February 2009
Instructor: Ramon Vidal
Contact: Alan Salazar
Cellphone: 0917-3353260; 412-2310

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon (Bicol Region)
Date: March 21-22, 2009
Contact Person: George Cordovilla
Instructor: TBA
Email: pinangat2001@yahoo.com
Phone No. 0915-4224508

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao, Bukidnon 30th  MFPI Federation Climb/Meet
Date: April 16-19, 2009
Contact the Secretariat: Danny Ucang or Fam Villanueva
Phone No. 0919-3659212 or 0927-5107945
Website: http://www.normms.bravehost.com

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following MFPI EduCom coordinators:

NCR and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage 0918-9335241

Southern Luzon
Mar Melendres 0917-5259798

Bicol Region
George Cordovilla 0915-4224508

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar 0905-2763403

Western Visayas Region
Genesis Bolauro 0917-3006616

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan 0917-7081568

Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson 0929-3908244

Southern Mindanao Region
Danilo “Jhune” Bacus 0919-506-4545 or 0927-849-1057

Basic Montaineering Course Mindanao

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines
Education Committee Schedule

Basic Mountaineering Course – Cagayan de Oro City
September 6-7, 2008
Host: Tha Camping Hut, Elipe Park, Cagayan de Oro City
Contact: Jackie Sagrado – 09104963820
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan / Reina Bontuyan
Open for all: Registration fee – P350 (before August 23), P450 (after
August 23) – inclusive of lunch and certificate

For inquiries on BMC and other training please email educom_mfpi@yahoo.com

Elmer C. Cabotage
Chairman
MFPI EduCom
0918-9335241

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon

To all,

We have recently concluded the Luzon BMC held July 19 at ROX (lecture), July 20 at UP Diliman (orienteering/knot tying) and practicum climb July 26-27(Mt. Manalmon). Post climb will be held prior to the monthly MFPI meeting for August.

For those interested in the BMC (Luzon) the next course dates are as follows:

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon MFPI Mid Year Mayoyao, Ifugao
Date: October 22-26, 2008
Contact Person: Roy Palma
Email: apo_annu@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0920-7571936
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon
Date: January 24-25, 2009
Instructor: Mr. Mar Melendrez
Email: mar93fsierra@yahoo.com
Phone No. 0917-5259798
Contact person: Ms. Shey Gutierrez
Phone No. 0920-9676744

Elmer C. Cabotage
Chairman
MFPI Education Committee

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following EduCom coordinators:

NCR, Central and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage

Southern Luzon and Bicol Region
Mar Melendres

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar

Western Visayas
Genesis Bolauro

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan

South Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson

MFPI BMC Schedule 2008-09

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course
2008-09

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date May, 2008
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo.com
Phone no: 09052763403; 412-2310
Instructor: Jason Garrido

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – Zamboanga City (?)
Date: June 28-29, 2008
Contact Person: Reina Bontuyan
Email: viajerooutdoors@hotmail.com
Phone no: 0917-7081568
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon NCR
Date: July 19-20, 2008
Contact Persons: Elmer Cabotage
Email:educom_mfpi@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0918-9335241
Instructor: Elmer Cabotage

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date August 30-31, 2008
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo.com
Phone no: : 09052763403; 412-2310
Instructor: Eugene Abarquez

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – Davao City
Date: September. 27-28, 2008
Contact Persons: Danny Sayson
Email:
Phone no:
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon MFPI Mid Year Mayoyao, Ifugao
Date: October 22-26, 2008
Contact Person: Roy Palma
Email: apo_annu@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0920-7571936
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date November 29-30, 2008
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo.com
Phone no: 0917-3353260; 412-2310
Instructor: Nino Capangpangan

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao Forum
Date: December 2008
Contact Person: TBA
Hosted by: TBA
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon
Date: January 24-25, 2009
Contact Person:
Email: mar93fsierra@yahoo.com
Phone No. 0917-5259798

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas – Visayas Festival
Date: February 2009
Instructor: Ramon Vidal
Contact: Alan Salazar
Cellphone: 0917-3353260; 412-2310

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao Cagayan de Oro MFPI Federation Climb/Meet
Date: March 2009
Contact Person:TBA
Email: TBA
Phone No. TBA

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following EduCom coordinators

NCR, Central and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage

Southern Luzon and Bicol Region
Mar Melendres

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar

Western Visayas
Genesis Bolauro

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan

South Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson