WE are mountaineers but when the need arises, we can turn into high altitude garbage collectors with the passion of a Pokémon hunter. I have been climbing mountains since I was 19 years old. I’m turning 56 this year. That’s more than half my lifetime. My mountaineering club, the Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society or Normms, has been promoting responsible mountaineering for the past 35 years. We have also pioneered other outdoor sports like white water rafting, caving, and wall climbing.