Saklang Mountaineers, through the Executive Board, decides
when to conduct recruitment for new membership. The recruitment
is usually conducted once in every semester, or twice a year
in UP Tacloban. The recruitment process is assisted by Senior
All applicants interested to join the organization usually
undergo a preliminary assessment whether they meet the
qualifications as required . If an applicant
meets the minimum qualifications, he is introduced to the
The recruitment process is designed to test the physical,
mental and psychological state of an applicant. An applicant
undergoes a battery of tests. Results of the tests are used
by Saklang to assess his chances to be accepted into the organization.
Saklang Mountaineers usually presents a standard training
modules designed to equip all applicants the necessary skills
and concepts of mountaineering.
The training module include, among others:
- Basic Mountaineering Course. This course introduces
all applicants to the basics of mountaineering;
- Land/water navigation. All applicants are
taught the basic skills involved in elementary and advanced
navigational skills. This module teaches the basics of using compass, reading
a map and understanding modern navigational aid like GPS.
skills like rappelling, single rope technique (SRT), rescue
and a lot more.
Our goal during the recruitment process is to train young people
to become good mountaineers. We want every member to become
an active team player. We want them to be imbued with a high
level of confidence on themselves and toward their teammates.
We want them to acquire a deep respect for nature and a keen
understanding on what mountaineering is all about.