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November 17, 2009 Comments (2) Upcoming Events

The 15th Mindanao Forum and Climb

I got this invitation from the host organizer, Mar Mira (CARE-Iligan), about a year ago when we bumped with each other during the 14th Mindanao Forum and Climb in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental. Marimax, cool and ever jolly guy ever, is popular among mountaineers . Chris and I (actually a whole bunch of us) got our booty patched vintage outdoor polo for a case of beer. The rest was history of course.

Marimax did promise of a “party” like atmosphere during the 15th climb-forum he’s hosting and prepared a packed outdoor fun activities for the mountaineer participants. Themed “THE REUNION” this year’s Mindanao Forum is poised to hold one memorable event for Mindanao Mountaineers and the historic formation (or not) of a Mindanao Federation. Of course, the fact that I’ve never been to Lake Duminagat, North Peak or even Oroquieta City made this invitation a bit irresistible.

I’m re posting the forum and climb activities and itineraries here. Most of the climb details is well written already in the forum’s website here. Have a very good look at the activity polo. Promise, you’ll drool on those man!

Day 1 – Nov. 27

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Arrival/Registration ( ABC gym Oroquieta City )

  • Mt. Malindang ExhibitC
  • Climb Briefing
  • Club President Meeting
  • Mindanao Election for the New Mountaineering Group

Day 2 – Nov. 28
8:00 am ABC Gym Oroquieta City
11:00 am ETA Brgy. Mansawan
Log book (permit)
Lunch Time
1:00 pm Start Trekking to Brgy. Lake Duminagat
4:00 pm ETA Brgy. Lake Duminagat (Campsite)
Welcome (Subanon Minority Tribe)
5:00 pm Cut-off Sweeper
6:00 pm Prepare for Dinner
7:00 pm Acquaintance Party
10:00 pm Lights Off
Day 3 – Nov. 29 Optional Climb to North Peak or Remain at the Basecamp
6:00 am Wake-up call
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Start Trekking to Northpeak (Optional)
+Alpine Ascent
+Pack lunch
+Extra load of water
+Trail foods
3:00 pm ETA Brgy. Lake Duminagat (Basecamp)
5:00 pm Cut-off Sweeper
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Rituals (Subanon Minority Tribe)
8:00 pm Get together Party
11:00 pm Lights Off
Day 4 – Nov. 30
6:00 am Wake-up call
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Start Trekking to Lake Duminagat
9:00 am ETD Lake Duminagat
*Picture Taking
*Boat riding
10:00 am Start Trekking to Brgy. Mansawan
12:00 am ETD Brgy. Mansawan
Lunch time
2:00 pm Cut-off Sweeper
5:00 pm ETA Venue Area (Jingle Bells Beach Resort)Taboc Sur, Oroquieta City
7:00 pm Socials Night!!!

Climb Proper
Climber/Participants Registration Fee: P 800.00 Inclusive
– Souvenir Higherground Polo
– ID & Certificate
– Dinner for Socials
– Giveaways
– Transportation; Permit

Those who can’t join the climb proper you can join our Basecamp Activities at Jingle Bells Beach Resort-Social Area Taboc Sur, Oroquieta City November 28-29, 2009.

Reg. Fee Php 300.00 inclusive
– souvenir t-shirt
– i.d.
– certificate
– giveaways
– socials/dinner
1. Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) – Lecture and Orientation
2. Single Rope Technique (SRT Clinic)
3. Frisbee Clinic – Lecture and Games
4. Beach Volleyball (2-man team)
5. Mini-Race (3-man Team)
6. Henna Tattoo Body Art Exhibit
7. Wall Painting and Arts
8. Food and Drinks Exhibit
9. 3 nights Reggae Party

For more info please contact :
Contact Person: Mar D. Mira
Contact No. : 09075192581/09267669480
Visit the Website: www.15thmindanaoforum.tk

2 Responses to The 15th Mindanao Forum and Climb

  1. Bone MD says:

    Salamat PinoyApache

  2. PinoyApache says:

    go go go go mindanao mountaineers