The Tribung Mindanaw Mountaineering Club - Ateneo Chapter has just started recruiting for new members last month and had their physical training every Saturday at 4AM in the campus. Old members are required to join the training to maintain their stamina and endurance. The applicants will undergo six months training to prepare themselves for the hobby they want. This includes jogging, physical exercises and basic mountaineering courses so that they will be oriented on how to plan, what to bring, what to do, what is the role of every mountaineer and first aid techniques.
In our chapter, everyone is required to wear trainer shoes because it is tested by time that wearing one will provide safety and comfort during the training and also flexible to be used in land and river trekking. Most of the old members wear theAdidas brand trainers due to its durability and comfort in walking and running. The new batch had their own brand which is Nike trainers. They said that the new products from Nike is breathable, light and also durable which is suited in adventure racing and mountaineering.
Another reason for us why we use trainers is that most of the members are joining marathon events, triathlon and adventure racing. In this way, we can save a lot of money because the shoes we are using can give us the response that our feet needs in any activity or event instead of having different shoes to every event.