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
- 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
- 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 Doņa 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,
- 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
- 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.
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Jim Samonte. All rights