Davao del Sur: Mt. Apo – “Sweeter the second time around”.

After almost a year since a grass fire burned some portions of the mountain that led to its closure, it was then announced on April of 2017 the re-opening of Mt. Apo Natural Park. Although there are people who rejoiced for the opening, considering the amount of climb permits went up from 2,000-2,500 for standard and peak season which is almost 50% higher than the previous rate, they are more than excited that Mt. Apo will showcase her beauty again for ecotourism and will give way to economic opportunities for the people residing in the area. Many have also protest especially those mountaineers, as they are more concerned that it may worsen considering it’s still in the process of healing and recovering from devastation. Different sentiments and opinion were raised, different perspective. Continue reading Davao del Sur: Mt. Apo – “Sweeter the second time around”.

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Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

“Don’t rush anything, when the time is right, it’ll happen”.

We have once planned for this last year, but we failed. We never run out of faith, not until this year, put down some notes, had 52 weeks money challenge so by the end of this year, we will use the money for the said trip, Mt. Kinabalu Climb. So I personally started my savings on February. Little did I know, my partner of-course my wanderman had already booked a flight going Manila-Kota Kinabalu and vice versa. He was keeping it all along since December 2016. This was actually his birthday gift and to my surprise, you know, yeah I cried.

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South Cotabato: Mt. Matutum

It is still fresh in our mind how we made it to the top, how we managed to climb up one of the hardcore trail in Mindanao. Towering 2293 MASL  located at Tupi, South Cotabato, a town famous for its pineapple plantations.

Climbing Mt. Matutum is one great opportunity for all of us, aside from the known facts about the mountain, it will give you 3 reason why you should include this in your bucketlist: the biodiversity, the terrain and the tree-planting. However the challenge is not to be taken lightly, some mountaineers say that Mt. Matutum trail is more difficult than Mt. Apo.

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Negros Oriental: Mt. Talinis/Cuernos de Negros

Mt. Talinis/Cuernos de Negros

It is not new to everyone about this famous mountain, a favourite for most mountaineers. Our February travel trip will never be complete without reaching the second highest mountain in the Negros Island, one of the hardest trail for major climb, this is Mt. Talinis also known as Cuernos de Negros, a complex volcano in the province of Negros Oriental. Towering 1903 masl, located in southwest of the municipality of Valencia and 20 km away from Dumaguete City, the capital of the province. Continue reading Negros Oriental: Mt. Talinis/Cuernos de Negros

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Benguet: Mt. Pulag

My partner and I started saving money for this remarkable and memorable journey of our mountain life. Together with his workmates, we started our plan and couple of months preparation for this one time trip. Our very first climb in Cordillera Region happened in March 18, 2016. One of the foremost adventure and the highest mountain(standing 2922 meters above sea level) in Northern Luzon, Mt. Pulag. It is situated in the municipalities of Buguias, Kabayan and Bokod in Benguet, Tinoc in Ifugao and Kayapa in Nueva Vizcaya. Continue reading Benguet: Mt. Pulag

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Bukidnon: Kapayawan Ridge

Kapayawan Ridge in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon is the perfect place to go on hiking and enjoy the serenity of the goodness of every mountain as far as your eyes can see. Who would not fall in love with this breathtaking view? Before you experience this, you need to taste 2-3 hours trek first. It is a moderately challenging trail. Continue reading Bukidnon: Kapayawan Ridge

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