Twelve years ago, I eyed the grandest sight of a sea of clouds from the summit of Mount Pulag, the Philippine’s third highest peak. I was blown away by the natural picture. The blinding core up to its golden extensions was a spectacle of pure magic. The iced crumbles of earth under my feet and … More Rizal’s Sea of Clouds
I am determined to slash out one entry from my bucket list on my way back to Manila, ie to end the year and start the new year in sync with nature. With my friend Tetet’s suggestion to climb Mount Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas, the bulb in my head lit up like a thousand fireworks … More From The Bucket List: Spend “Two” Years On A Mountain
Sun is the centre of our Solar System. It is the source of energy. It is the nucleus of happiness. It is the core source of inspiration for a wonderful life. And so, I built my Summer around it. The Magnificent Mount Mayon. It was mid-February when I switched-on again my mountaineer persona. I am … More Good Sun. Good Life.
Mount Guiting-Guiting is one of the mountains in the Philippines featured on every Filipino mountaineer’s dream. Its uniqueness and degree of difficulty attract adventure-seekers. Its sharp-edged rocks and dangerous ravines thrill everyone who has the courage to scale up its height. I commenced my journey to try what everybody has been calling as the G2 … More Mt Guiting-Guiting: Of Sharp Rocks and Steep Trails
Sunrises always give me ecstatic feelings, like the one I woke up to on the third day of our hike. The sunrise gave us hope that we could see the famous sea of clouds from the summit of Mt Pulag. We thanked the locals for the warm accommodation. The locals kept taunting us about “maliliit … More Luzon 321 Chronicles (Day-Three): Tawangan Trail (to Mt Pulag)
August 18. The coldness of the air made me reluctant to go out and excrete the water in my bladder. With my two tentmates tucked on my sides, I stayed still and tried to sleep again. When I walked out of the tent, everything was so quiet. The headlight of an approaching motorcycle let … More Luzon 321 Chronicles (Day-Two): Mt Tabayoc
I arrived at Victory Terminal in Cubao two minutes before the call time. Since it was a long vacation time, many people have planned to go to Baguio. Lines for tickets were long. It was good that we bought our tickets days prior to the actual trip. Some of our friends were stuck along with … More Luzon 321 Chronicles (Day-One): Mt Timbak