Category Archives: PH

1st Philippines Independence Day (Freedom) Climb – Remembered

Freedom Climb at Mount Maculot, Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines

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Tips in Trekking Mount Pinatubo

I am not expert adviser when it comes to  climbing or hiking mountain since I am a seasonal hiker. But the following tips that I listed below are the things that I wanted to share if anyone wanted to climb Mount Pinatubo. The list are not comprehensive but I hope it helps even in a small way. My adventure in

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We’re the Travelers – My First Post Published

I joined one of the travel blog site not only to promote my blog but to experience as well to write articles to another website. Honestly, I am quite nervous because its first time that probably more people going to read my post who are traveler enthusiast and writer or blogger as well. So fingers crossed that my first post will

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Walking, Crawling and Climbing the Trail of Mount Mariveles – Tarak Ridge

I had vacation in my country last October 2010 since at that time I was still employed in Singapore. But to be honest the main reason I came back in my country after around 6 months (I had vacation last May 2010 too) was to sign a job offer for my next job back home. Yes, I returned to my

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Abeling Tribe Outreach and Mount Tangisan Side Trip Climb 

The mountaineering group that I belong did a lot of adventures, trips and climbs. Some were in abroad but mostly were within our beloved country. This group gave me a chance to see a lot of places, unforgettable and unique experiences. Another type of adventure that the group involved with are doing outreach activity mostly to remote places. The group

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Baguio – A City at the Top of Mountainous Region

For as long as I remember it was my fourth time that I went to Baguio City. First was a long time ago during my senior year in high school, next was during college, then with my deceased sister in year 2007 and the most recent and up to date was last May 2010 together with my mother and my

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Philippine Military Academy – A Military Institute with Touch of Tourism

When we roamed around Baguio City, one of the places we spent our time was Philippine Military Academy which happened last May 2010. As we took our way to the said academy, I remembered the first time that I visited the academy when I was in high school, we visited the academy during Rizal Day which is a national holiday

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San Pablo Seven (Crater) Lakes or Seven Lakes of Laguna

I was invited to join an adventure which not carefully thought and planned. It was an out of the box adventure wherein it was discussed few days ago and then last September 30, 2011, we were on the road to San Pablo City. The city is located at the southern portion of Laguna Province. The specific reason why we were

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Banton Island – My Ancestors Homeland

It was almost 17 years ago had passed when the last time I visited the island province of my parents. The visit was unplanned as I went there with my father because my grandmother at father’s side had passed away. I heard the news at the night of 27th of February 2015, after I came from work as my father

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Alibijaban (Alibihaban) Island – A Worthy Summer Outreach Vacation

One of the things that I really missed with my mountaineering group back home is the outreach activity that it does to the distant and remote places that most of the time only travellers, adventurers and mountaineers alike can reach such places. Combining the spirit of exploring and discovering places and the heart of helping people in need for me is

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Return To The Mountain – Mount Batulao Climb

Before my climb in Mount Batulao last January 2015, my last formal climb in my country home was October 2012 when we climbed Mount Hibok Hibok in Camiguin Island. The main reason I was not able to join mountain climbing with my group was because I was away from my country for more than 1.5 years due to assignment work

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2015 New Year’s Celebration : At Philippine Arena

To welcome year 2015, though today is 3rd day of January, I felt like sharing how I celebrated the switching of year 2014 and 2015. Commonly I celebrated new year at home because the eve of the new year is the season where most of my family are complete or almost complete. I also experienced celebrating New Year’s eve in

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Mount Amuyao Climb – Tough And Rough Climb In Cordillera

My last climb for year 2009 was Mount Amuyao which located in Cordillera region, between Mountain Province and Ifugao. This happened more than a month earlier before I flew in Singapore to another company for work. As far as I remember, this is one of the toughest climb I ever had in my mountaineering activities. Thursday evening October 15, 2009,

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Remembering Gulugod-Baboy Mountain – My First Fun Climb

This story was written to remember my first fun climb since I joined the mountaineering group. Like what I said from previous blog a year ago, after my first and major climb, the next thing is fun climb…(well most of you will think, that is weird, you climb the major climb first then fun climb next?). Well, I am just

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Amazing Anawangin

Trekking Mount Anawangin (a.k.a. Mount Pundaquit) March 27, Friday night at 11:00 pm, the mountaineering group (SMB – Samahan ng Mountaineering Barkadas or Society of Mountaineering Berks) where I belong gathered at Monumento, Caloocan bus station. From here we took a bus and left the station past 12 am. Travel time is more than three (3) hours. We arrived at

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Davao – Adventure All In One

I planned my vacation in Davao. I knew for myself that it will be a long time again before I will be able to come back in this place. After four days climbing of Mount Apo, I spent another three days touring around Davao. I wanted to see more and experience this place at the South. On my 4Th day

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Mount Apo and the Boulder Challenge

Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines. It has an altitude of 10,311 ft and ranked as 98Th prominent mountain in the world. It is located in Davao in Mindanao. This mountain is called as “master” or “Grandfather of Philippine Mountains”. The plan to climb Mount Apo was made last year. After the group found out that there

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Mount Cristobal and the averse climb

Mount Cristobal is one of the mountain that commonly climb by mountaineers. Every serious mountaineer in the Philippines climb this mountain and this will not be excluded in their list as one of the challenging mountain. You cannot called yourself as mountaineer if you have not climb Mount Cristobal (this is what I used to hear from other mountaineers in

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