Friday, April 13, 2007

4th Visayas Mountain Festival

4th Visayas Mountain Festival

KRuuuHAY !!!
It is an honor and privilege that this year our group, the Antique Mountaineering Society, Inc. (AMSI) was chosen to lead the hosting of the 4th Visayas Mountain Festival.
The venue of the festival scheduled on March 2-6, 2007 will be at Mount Nangtud in Barbaza and Mount Madja-as in Culasi. These mountains are known for their rich natural diversities and majestic peaks. Base camp activities will be held at the idyllic Camp Eupre, Cadiao, Barbaza.
Various mountaineering groups from other regions under the umbrella of theMountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc.(MPFI) will converge to promote mountaineering as an ecological friendly activity and a fast growing adventure sports in the country.
Base camp activities such as mountain biking, trekking and spelunking will be held at Camp Eupre, an idyllic hang-out for nature lovers while water sports will be held at the spectacular Batabat reef area.
AMSI also intends to highlight the activity by giving tribute to Antique’s folk hero and mountaineer, the late Governor Evelio B. Javier. He is remembered for this legacy and contribution by pioneering mountain adventure and upland development in our province. Consequently, a symbolic marker at the peak ofMount Nangtud, where the late Governor once roamed, will be installed as tribute to his commendable achievement in mountaineering.
Likewise, an Environment Forum and Basic Mountaineering Course under the context “Earth Alert: Ravaged Environment, Beckons Disaster” and “Leave No Trace” that will be participated by the LGU’s and academe will cap the activities.
Knowing fully well that you are equally zealous to be part of this event, “dali, ron”AMSI enjoins you to “conquer a dream, takras ta!”
(TAKRAS  is a kinaray-a word that means A CLIMB EXERTING or USING EXTRA EFFORT.)

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