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Stories of Hiking, Trekking, Climbing, Hills, Rocks, Mountain, Summit

On the Crater of a Stratovolcano: Mt. Cabali-an Climb (April 2017)

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” Yes, I am a sucker for good quotes from great mountaineers, especially from someone who goes by the name of John Muir.  By April of 2017, I have been marinated in saltwater … Continue reading

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Uwan-uwanan Falls: An Adrenaline Pumping Secret in Southern Leyte

Uwan-uwanan Falls Brgy. Kawayan, Libagon, Southern Leyte   It was ten in the morning when we entered the palm forests of Brgy. Kawayan in Libagon, Southern Leyte.  In the first twenty minutes of the trek, I thought to myself of … Continue reading

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Explorer’s Notebook 1: Tracking the Mandalagan Mountain Range

Back in 2011 when I was only three years into hiking, I, along with two other friends decided to take our hiking to the next level.  We have just finished our basic mountaineering and orienteering courses and we were itching … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Neolithic Age: Payag Bouldering House

If there was one sport that has put every bit of my strength to test, that would be rock climbing.  I’m not much for a competitive type: a little trail running race from time to time to make up for … Continue reading

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In Quest for the Sea of Clouds: Mt. Pulag Assault

Luzon’s ceiling Nestled far north of Luzon mainland, Mt. Pulag is home to both a rich biodiversity and various indigenous groups living in great dependency of its forests. The mountain is not only known to be the highest mountain in … Continue reading

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The Sentinels Watching Over Southern Negros

If I were to relate mountains to relationships, Mt. Talinis would be the mistress to my first love Mt. Mandalagan. But that doesn’t the slightest bit explain the joy and the pain you get from climbing them. I have scaled … Continue reading

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K2D Double Traverse Part 2: Mt. Dulang-dulang the Sacred Mountain

  I had some trail snacks alone and some guys already passed and overtook me.  I listened closer to the lead packs voices and they seemed near and steady.  I hadn’t realized I was only a few meters from the … Continue reading

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