History of Mountaineering
Philippine Mountains
Environmental Awareness
Climb Ethics
Climb Organization
Climb Preparation
 ¤ Physical and Mental Preparation
 ¤ Gears and Equipment
 ¤ Meal Planning
 ¤ Backpack Loading
Climb Proper
 ¤ Trail Movement
 ¤ Camp Management
Other Mountaineering Knowledge and Skills
 ¤ Land Navigation
 ¤ Ropemanship
 ¤ Rock Climbing
 ¤ High Altitude Climbing
Prevention, First Aid and Emergency Care
 ¤ Sequence of actions for adult Basic Life Support
Group Scribe's Report Form
Gear and Equipment Checklist
Physical Fitness Assessment Form
Sample BMC Final Exam
Sample First Aid Final Exam

AMCI Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) 2002


Mountain climbing, or mountaineering, is the practice of climbing to elevated points for sport, pleasure, or research.

The three principal types of mountaineering are :

  1. trail climbing, or hiking through forest trails to the top of small mountains
  2. rock climbing, the ascent to steeper mountains requiring the use of rope and steel spikes that are driven into the rock
  3. ice climbing, on very high mountains with peaks above the timber line

Dr. Michel_Gabriel Paccard first started the sport of mountain climbing by making the first ascent of Mont Blanc (15,771 ft) in Chamonix, France. The golden age of mountaineering began in the 1850s and ended with the conquest of the last great Alpine peaks, the Matterhorn.

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, in 1953.

The most popular high-altitude mountaineering site is the Himalayas. Alpine-style climbing’s birthplace is the alps-—also the birthplace of mountaineering.

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