promote the protection of the environment among members and the public
in general and to advocate the preservation
of irreplaceable wildlife, wilderness areas, scenic trails, and old growth
forests, wetlands and marine
ecosystems and to explore and enjoy the wild places of the earth.
To promote the outdoors and trail hiking tradition in the Philippines
and bring as many people as possible in direct contact
with mother nature, so that by themselves, they will form through these
experiences, the commitment of preserving
and protecting the environment.
FOR THE WILDERNESS The
beauty of wild places could be their undoing as they attract us to them
-- leaving them touched by human hands and eventually less than wild.
We are consuming wilderness at an alarming rate, using it and changing
it as we do so. Though we sometimes act otherwise, the mountains
don't exist for our amusement. They owe us nothing and they require
nothing from us. As mountaineers traveling
in the wilderness, our minimum charge for this privilege is to leave the
place as we found them, with no sign of our passing. We must
study the places we visit and become sensitive to their vulnerability,
then camp and climb in ways that minimize our impact.
privileges we enjoy in the mountain bring responsibilities. While
we tread softly softly in the mountains, it's also time to speak loudly
back in town for support of wilderness preservation, environmental protection programs in our community.
As mountaineers, we need to be activists as well
as climbers if we want our children to be able to enjoy what we take for
THE MOUNTAINS AND GET THEIR GOOD
TIDINGS. NATURE'S PEACE WILL FLOW INTO YOU AS SUNSHINE FLOWS INTO
TREES. THE WINDS WILL BLOW THEIR OWN FRESHNESS INTO YOU AND THE STORMS
THEIR ENERGY, WHILE CARES WILL DROP OFF LIKE THE AUTUMN LEAVES.--john
THE GOLDEN RULE FOR CAMPING
-- "LEAVE THE CAMPSITE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT..."
MOUNTAINEERING -- THE FREEDOM OF THE HILLS