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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:

  • April of 1990 - Clean up drive with the "Bantay-Banahaw" volunteers covering Kristalino, Suplina and Tatlong Tangke trails of Mt.Banahaw
  • July 16, 1990 - 50 AMCI members volunteered to assist in the rescue operation and distribution of relief goods in the earthquake stricken areas in La Union in coordination with the Ayala Corp. and Makati Municipal Govt.
  • August 1990 - 10 AMCI members volunteered their services to the Phil. Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) in its relief operations in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija which includes reconstruction and rehabilitation of the area.
  • July and August 1991 were spent by the civic-minded AM members in soliciting donations from friends, acquaintances and donors which were brought to a Mt. Pinatubo evacuation center in Bacod, Botolan,Zambales.
  • February 1993 - 60 members planted trees on the denuded areas of Mt. Malasimbo in Oriental Mindoro after which they headed to Puerto Galera for a beachside dinner hosted by Doa Bea Zobelde Ayala.
  • February and March 1994 - the club assisted the DOH in its "Oplan Alis Disease" program. Areas visited were Makati and Baco, Oriental Mindoro.
  • June 1994 - Club members joined the tree-planting project held at the Federation Park in Nagcarlan, Laguna.
  • September 1994 - The club joined students and Manila based mountaineers in a project called "Clean Up the World" at the Roxas Boulevard section of Manila Bay.
  • January 1995 - The medical staff of AMCI andthe Asian Mobile Medical Service Mission, Inc., conducted a Dental Clinic in Dinapigue, Isabela treating around 200 patients for free in three days.
  • February 1998 - Members donated and brought books and school supplies for the children of Lusod Elementary School in Mt. Ugu, Benguet.

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.

MILESTONES

Hong 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.

Centennial Trek

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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