Embarking on daring adventures, plotting mountain expeditions and
spelunking in uncharted caves of Leyte-Samar region, Saklang Mountaineers continue to take the lead in blazing trails
and discovering pure adventure. Saklang led numerous and successful explorations for
the past years - be it crossing the rugged and treacherous mountain
ranges of Tres Marias of Biliran, potholing inside uncharted caves
of Samar or canyoning in the rapids of Gandara River.
Nature of Saklang
Saklang Mountaineers Inc., (SMI) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political,
environmental organization. It advocates on environmental cause dedicated
towards maintaining and protecting bio-ecological balance.
Saklang Mountaineers Inc (SMI) trains people to become skilled, responsible mountaineers with a deep sense of respect for
nature. Saklang assists socio-civic or military agencies in
any rescue or relief activities as the calling and need–assistance
are in hand. Saklang
maintains academic and professional liaison with other bonafide clubs
and organizations existing within the University system in responsibility-sharing
to achieve local and regional goals of the government.
Saklang believes that mountaineering is a wholesome and challenging
sport. Saklang believes that the
protection, rehabilitation and preservation of the natural environment
could be made possible if we have an informed and responsible citizenry.
Saklang believes that the wanton destruction of rainforests,
caves, watersheds and all other resources vital to the maintenance
of our ecology done in the pursuit of economic development is not
sound and not be tolerated. Saklang strongly affirms and shares other
worldwide convictions of and among pro-naturalists and environmentally
- concerned individuals and groups that saving planet earth from artificial
and wanton human destruction could still be made and worked out.
It is the policy of the organization to support, help and cooperate
with activities that promote mountaineering and all other activities
that are pro-environment contingent to and within the University and
within the community missions. It is the policy of the organization
to make an alliance coordination with other groups that share and
have the same or common objectives in the pursuit of the desired goals.
It is the policy of the organization that every member should, at
all times, maintain and improve the good reputation and integrity
of the group. It is the policy of the club not to resort to any form