Location: Kabayan, Benguet Difficulty: 7/9 Hours to reach the summit: 2-4 days Visited on: October 2016 Side trips: Baguio City The Climb With barely two weeks of preparation, I made my way to tick off one of the ultimate goals of a hiker: to climb the prestigious and challenging heights of Mt. Pulag. Situated in Bokod, Benguet (as well as Nueva … Continue reading Mt. Pulag Multi-day Hike: Akiki-Ambangeg Killer Trail
Location: Tanay, Rizal Difficulty: 3/9 Hours to reach the summit: 2-3 hours Visited on: October 2016 Side trips: Eight Waterfalls Uncertainties I’ve just gone home after a trip to Cebu, and my office travel companions greeted me with an invitation to hike Mt. Maynuba to celebrate my officemate/hiking and travel buddy’s birthday. Of course, wanderlust got the better … Continue reading Mt. Cayabu and Mt. Maynoba: Twin hike and traverse to waterfalls
Location: Dalaguete, Cebu Difficulty: 3/9 Hours to reach the summit: 5-10 minutes Visited on: September 2016 Side trips: Kawasan Falls Osmeña Peak Osmeña Peak is said to be the highest point in Cebu City. We were still wet from our Kawasan Trip but we rode a habal-habal (motorbike) to Dalaguete. We went up, up, up, and … Continue reading Osmeña Peak: At the heights
Location: Tanay, Rizal Difficulty: 3/9 Hours to reach the summit: 1 to 3 hours Visited on: July 2016 Side trips: Kay-ibon Falls and Sangab Cave The climb: Trying our luck amidst waiting for the monsoon season to start its reign in the Philippines, my office friends and I decided to hike Mt. Batolusong. Famous for its sea of cloud … Continue reading Mt. Batolusong: In cloud nine
Location: Alinao, Albay Difficulty: 5/9 Hours to reach the summit: 5 to 7 hours Visited on: July 2016 Side trip: Vera Falls The Climb: Mt. Malinao, located in Alinao, Albay, is part of the Magayon Trio and is considered to be of the three beautiful moutains in Albay. It is located near Tiwi and Tobaco Albay, and is also … Continue reading Mt. Malinao: The seventh heaven
One thing I’ve been continually learning with my short but challenging journeys is the geography and landscape of different places, especially the provinces that surround Metro Manila. I’ve always been keen on the roads that public transports take, and curious on the path that private vehicles opt to follow. It has become both a mind … Continue reading Mt. Romelo: One reason to travel to Buruwisan
Location: Tanay, Rizal Difficulty: 4/9 Hours to reach the summit: 3 to 4 hours Visited on: June2016 There is something about conquering mountains that draws the attention of the crowd. Perhaps it is human nature to get a sense of achievement – that which can remind the soul that one can do what others can, if not better. On … Continue reading Mt. Daraitan: The fifth mountain
Mt. Binacayan is one of the many rocky mountains in Rizal. The rocks are sharp and pointed from edges to the center, some of which are so big I needed some boost and lift to climb.