Mister LNT: An advocacy for responsible mountaineering through the Leave No Trace principles
An advocacy for responsible mountaineering
in the Philippines through the Leave No Trace* principles

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  1. During planning and pre-climb, you were told that you will pass a private property. When you reached the property, the gate is open without anyone in sight, nor was there any signage in place. When you leave, what do you do?
    1. Close the gate
    2. Leave the gate open
  2. What materials can you use to disguise a used cathole (choose all that apply)?
    1. Small, dried twig
    2. Paper with your name on it
    3. Tiny piece of tissue paper
    4. Tent peg
  3. Where and if fire is allowed and necessary, what is the best place to build it in a campsite?
    1. Beside a huge rock
    2. Existing fire ring
    3. Inside your tent
    4. Grassy area of your campsite
  4. What can you find but may not necessarily leave
    1. Empty snail shell that would look nicely on your desk
    2. Exotic orchid growing on a tree trunk
    3. Garbage along trail and campsite
    4. One (1) of four (4) eggs in a nest hanging up a tree at eye level
  5. Which among these is an inconsiderate act?
    1. Not stepping aside to give way to other climbers or trail users
    2. Playing loud music after lights out
    3. Not performing assigned tasks, such as meal preparation, trip documentation, sweeping
    4. Creating own itinerary
    5. All of the above
    6. None of the above
  6. Which among these has the most impact to the environment?
    1. Battery-fueled LED lamp
    2. Bonfire for merry-making and barbeque
    3. Candle for the dark night
    4. Gas-powered stove for cooking
  7. Rank the following in terms of durability with the most durable on top.
    1. Sand
    2. Bare soil
    3. Grass
    4. Rocks
    5. Gravel
    6. Cemented pathway
    7. Moss
  8. What is the minimum depth of a cathole?
    1. 3 inches
    2. 4 inches
    3. 5 inches
    4. 6 inches
  9. Where and if fire is allowed and necessary, what is the best source of firewood?
    1. Freshly cut tree branches
    2. Dried, fallen branches/leaves
    3. Your used trekking pants (it is old any way)
    4. Dead but still standing tree
  10. Sanitary napkins can be buried in a cathole.
    1. True
    2. False
  11. Trekker announcing his/her intention: "Can I pick one fruit. Only one to see what it tastes like." Is this acceptable?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  12. You are to embark on a trekking adventure with your friends but due to your busy schedule, you are unable to prepare packed meals. Instead, you decide to simply take out food at the carinderia/fast food along the way. What would you do? 
    1. Bring the take out as packed by the server/crew
    2. Stuff the take out directly into your back pack
    3. Bring an empty lunch box and ask the server/crew to put your take out in it
    4. Buy a new plastic bag (you got money any way).
  13. As opposed to individual trash, gathering all garbage together to create group trash is the preferred way of keeping and disposing garbage.
    1. True
    2. False
  14. What is the most sensible way to pack and dispose used cooking oil?
    1. Throw away or scatter around the campsite. Let the worms feast on it.
    2. Pour into a container/plastic bag and slowly, little by little spill the content along the way as you continue with your trek
    3. Pour into a container/plastic bag, then throw in used tissue paper to prevent it from spilling, and pack out.
    4. Dump it on the stream that you will pass.
  15. If it rains at your campsite, is it necessary to dig trenches around your tent?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  16. What is the ideal depth of the cathole?
    1. 2-5 inches
    2. 4-8 inches
    3. 6-8 inches
    4. 6-10 inches
  17. As courtesy and an act of generosity, campers must leave their leftover food at the campsite so the hungry animals can eat it.
    1. True
    2. False
  18. Based on your itinerary, you are already delayed and it is already late in the afternoon. As team leader, you decide to stop and resume next day. Surveying the area, you found out that (1) you are standing on beautiful grassy area with cows/horses grazing and a view of the beautiful sloping terrain, and (2) about 60 meters away is an established campsite with signs of heavy use but has limited view. Which one would you choose?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. Either way. I choose where I want to camp
    4. Neither. We will find another area.
  19. Give at least four examples of durable surfaces
    1. _____________
    2. _____________
    3. _____________
    4. _____________
  20. Fallen/downed trees are blocking you way following a storm a month prior to your trekking trip. What would you do?
    1. Cut the part of the trees blocking your way. Those following you would be happy about it.
    2. Go over or under these trees and proceed where you think is the right trail.
    3. Gather all your fellow trekkers and together summon all your strength to remove the trees.
    4. Burn them.
  21. Tree planting is always a good idea during a climbing adventure?
    1. True
    2. False
  22. A group of climbers are now at the back of your group. They were not there when you commenced your trek and somehow they managed to catch up with you. It appears they move faster than your group. What is the most considerate behavior to undertake?
    1. Shout to all your group mates to speed up
    2. Block the trail to prevent them from overtaking your group
    3. Yield and let them pass
    4. Continue with your trek without minding their presence at the back
  23. Trowel for digging cathole is group equipment.
    1. True
    2. False
  24. What do you do to the ashes produced by a campfire?
    1. Dig a cathole and bury them.
    2. Take them with you, giving each group mate equal share to bring
    3. Scatter them or erase/conceal using soil.
  25. Which one is not a considerate act?
    1. Disobeying team leader
    2. Going ahead and leaving the group behind
    3. Uttering negative comments about food prepared
    4. Berating slow climbers
    5. All of the above
    6. None of the above

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LNT Principle #7:
Be considerate of other visitors


  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.


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