Members of Ayala Mountaineers* have been to many major and popular mountains in the Philippines. These destinations include Mt. Apo, Mt. Halcon, Mt.Pulag, Mt. Banahaw, Mt. Kanlaon, Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Mt. Kitanlad, Mt.Dulang-Dulang, Bulusan Volcano, Mt. Mayon, Mt. Amuyao, Mt. Ugu, Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Natib and many more. Expedition teams have explored new trails and opened up new routes in Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal, in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges and in Mt. Mariveles in the Bataan ranges.
AMCI was accredited by the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines (MFPI) in 1986. Since then, the club has been actively participating in all various activities of the MFPI every year.
The physical, mental and emotional preparations we have had to
climb mountains were harnessed in giving our own humble part in our
involvement with community work. Various community services and
activities were organized such as:
Having done these activities as an Ayala Mountaineer* instilled utmost respect in keeping in touch with man and nature which made mountaineering a worthwhile and fullfilling sport all the more.
*Ayala Mountaineers Club, Inc. is now known as - AMCI Mountaineering Club, Inc.
MILESTONESHong Kong AXN Challenge - Qualifying Competition Philippines
TEAM AMCI was the first runner up in the HONG KONG AXN CHALLENGE - QUALIFYING COMPETITION Philippines held in March 24, 2002 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, qualifying as one of two teams that represented the Philippines in the HONG KONG AXN CHALLENGE in April 20, 2002.
Urban Jungle Adventure
TEAM AMCI finished second place in the Urban Jungle Adventure held in June 1 and 2, 2001.
Elf Authentic Adventure Race/Elf Exchange Project
Team AMCI – Elf Antargaz finished second in the adventure category, and seventh overall in the 1st Elf Authentic Adventure race held in April 15 to May 1, 1999 in the islands of Samar and Leyte.
In addition, AMCI won the BEST ELF EXCHANGE PROJECT AWARD for its community service project in Brgy. Tagpuro in Tacloban, Leyte. AMCI doctors, dentists, nurses, guest physicians and other volunteers conducted medical and dental missions in Brgy. Tagpuro. Two public toilets were built to improve sanitation and two water pumps were setup to provide safe drinking water.
In May 8 to 29, 1998, AMCI, in partnership with the Centennial Commission and the Department of Tourism, held the Centennial Trek. AMCI members and guests followed the route taken by President Emilio Aguinaldo, his family, cabinet and troops during their retreat from pursuing American troops. The route passed through the present day provinces of Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Cagayan and Isabela.
Induction Climb at Mt. Apo
AMCI conducted its first out-of-Luzon induction climb at Mt. Apo in October 18 to 22, 1997 for BMC 1997. Fifty members and forty-six inductees trekked to the highest mountain in the Philippines via Magpet – Agco route.
15th MFPI Mid-year Climb & Presidents' Meeting
AMCI hosted the 15th MFPI Mid-year Climb & Presidents' Meeting held in October 23 to 27, 1995 at Mt. Makiling. Mountaineering/Outdoor clubs from the provinces of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao participated in the event.
Dinapigue Medical & Dental Mission
In 1995, the medical staff of AMCI and the Asian Mobile Medical Service Mission, Inc. conducted a 3-day medical and dental mission in Dinapigue, Isabela treating 200 residents.
AMCI was accredited as the NGO to assist the municipality in the protection and conservation of its watershed and 500 hectares of bonsai forest crowning the peak of Mt. Kanamuan.
Department of Health (DOH) Oplan Alis Disease
In February and March 1994, AMCI assisted the DOH administer oral polio vaccine, measles vaccine and Vitamin A to children under five years of age, and tetanus toxoid to women of child-bearing age in Makati and Baco, Mindoro Oriental.
Mt. Pinatubo Relief Operations
AMCI members spent their weekends of July and August 1991 in an evacuation center in Bacod, Botolan, Zambales following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 12, 1990.
1990 Earthquake Rescue & Relief Operations
In July 21 and 22, fifty AMCI members took part in the rescue and relief operations in La Union following the strong earthquake that hit Luzon in July 16.
In August 8 to 12, ten AMCI members volunteered their services to the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement in its relief operations in Carrangalan, Nueva Ecija.
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