Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

  If there’s one thing I would like to celebrate, it would be the fact that I’m alive and kicking. I’ve never been so aware of his gift of life until I had experienced the hardest climb in my more than two years of mountain climbing. That was the time I battled the pit of death…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

When I read the notification in my inbox for this week’s photo challenge, I was so happy to know about the subject. Being a mountain climber for two years, I thought it would be easy for me to pick among the multitude of photos I have gathered since I started visiting the mountains. Until, I…

Amid The Rains And Darkness At Mount Marami

“There is a rhythm in life, a certain beauty which operates by a variation of lights and shadows, happiness alternating with sorrow, content with discontent, distilling in this process of contrast a sense of satisfaction, of richness that can be captured and pinned down only by those who possess the gift of awareness” Louis Bromfield….

Mount Tagapo And The Famous “Balaw-Balaw” Restaurant

Background “At the heart of Laguna de Bay lies Mt. Tagapo. Its unique geography makes it a worthwhile hiking destination. You will have to board a pumpboat from the towns of Rizal to reach the island; this boat ride will take you to the scenic lake and its fishing villages. You will realize that Laguna…

The Abundant Mount Cristobal Of Quezon Province

Backgrounder “Countless legends surround Mt. Cristobal. With its summit taking on a characteristic ‘W’ shape, like that of stealth bomber, it is flanked by the grander Mt. Banahaw to its northeast, and together, they figure prominently in folklore. For instance, it is said that while Mt. Banahaw is a holy mountain, Mt. Cristobal is the…

Mount Arayat Traverse

Background “Mount Arayat is a potentially active stratovolcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, rising to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft) There is no recorded eruption of the volcano, and its last activity probably dates to the Holocene era. The volcano is located in a flat agricultural region at 15°12′N 120°45′E/15.2°N 120.75°E / 15.2; 120.75….

Trekking the Enervating Trail of Mount “Gulugod Baboy”

“In English, Gulugod Baboy directly translates to pig spine. So called perhaps because of its contour? It has a spectacular 360 degree view of Anilao, Batangas Pier, Maricaban Island, Mt. Maculot, even Mindoro, Mt. Lobo and Mt. Manabo” http://www.waypoints.ph. “Gulugod-Baboy is the general term that describes the hills that traverse Calumpan Peninsula. Located in Southern…