All trainees of the Ayala Mountaineers Club, Inc. (AMCI) are required to
successfully complete the Club's BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE before they
can be considered for membership. They can then begin to enjoy all the
rights and privileges of an Ayala Mountaineer.
All trainees will be treated with due respect. The club is genuinely
delighted to have new trainees and aims to make their training enjoyable
without necessarily sacrificing the high quality of the training program.
To provide each trainee with basic mountaineering skills
To instill in the trainees AMCI's commitment to safety, environment and
To enforce the preservation of the environment
General Training Rules
Management of the trainees is the responsibility if the Training Committee.
Any matter requiring judgment on the conduct of the training and of the
trainees may be brought to the attention of the Trainees and Members Relation
Officer, or to the Training Director.
On Training Sessions
Trainees shall refrain from making unnecessary noise, e.g. boisterous laughter,
Smoking is allowed only during breaks in designated areas.
On Training Climbs
Trainees may only participate in climbs organized by the Training Committee
A climb is considered valid only when the trainee is present in both the
pre- and post-climb meetings. Also, the designated scribe must submit a
scribe's report to the Team Leader or Clim Coordinator on or before the
Wednesday training session following the post-climb meeting. Failure to
do so will result in the forfeiture of the climb for the scribe
Smoking is allowed only at designated areas in the campsite.
Littering is strictly prohibited.
Indiscriminate cutting of flowers and trees is not allowed.
The use of military uniform and paraphernalia, or those resembling such
items is strictly prohibited.
Firearms and explosives are not allowed.
The use and possession of narcotics and prohibited drugs is strictly prohibited.
Gambling is strictly prohibited.
Trainees shall inform their respective group leaders if they will bring
with them cellular phones and/or pagers.
Lights out shall be strictly enforced and observed.
Respect for individual rights shall be observed at all times. Nobody may
take the liberty of assaulting, berating and molesting anyone. Fistfights
and other form of violence is strictly prohibited.
Drinking alcohol is strictly not allowed during training climbs.
Requirements and Grading System
The grading system is a simple PASS or FAIL. PASS refers to the trainee's
compliance of a requirement.
absences shall not exceed 20% of the total number of training sessions;
2 late arrivals shall be counted as 1 absence
80% competence in all subjects
PASS or FAIL
Basic First Aid / Basic Life Support
PASS or FAIL
Qualifying Run (15 km.)
complete in 2 hours or less
complete at least 3 of 4 training climbs
A trainee must
satisfy all the above requirements to qualify for the induction climb
Jim Samonte 1998
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