At a towering height of 2117 masl, Mt. Madjaas (also called Madia-as) is one of the 3 mountains in Panay trilogy often visited by adventure seekers locally and internationally. Madia-as means "high" in Kinaray-a, a widely spoken dialect in Antique Province. It was a dream for me and when I got the chance to be there, I never wasted...
Trekked for almost 2 hours and arrived in Brgy. Tudaya, Sta. Cruz and another habal-habal ride for more than an hour. Passed thru vegetable farms. Arrived in Sitio Colan, Sibulan, Davao del Sur. Trekked for less than an hour and camped at the farm community. Had a nice dinner and the cool fresh air delivered us to our comfy sleeping bag. Woke...
Day 1: Mt. Lawu Mt. Lawu is a massive compound stratovolcano in between Central and East Java, Indonesia with a towering elevation of 3265 masl. The last eruption was reported on November 28, 1885. High spirited adventurers from 5 countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, & Thailand) destined & gathered to take the challenge of climbing 6 mountains in 6 days. Funny...
This is the second highest mountain in Bicol region with an elevation of 2,000 masl and is potentially active stratovolcano located in the Province of Camarines Sur. It became a natural park in June 20, 2002 by virtue of Proclamation Number 214. I was in Bicol for 2 weeks after I got laid off from my job in a psychiatric...
My holidays in the Philippines will never be complete without a hike with my good friends. The original plan was to scale 3 peaks in Benguet. However, due to inevitable circumstances, we spontaneously hiked in Mt. Tenglawan in Bakun, Benguet. We are getting old so we never did the Bakun trio. My exhausted eyes began to re-capture energy when I...
This is one of my favorite mountains in the Philippines located in Kabayan, Benguet with its major jumping-off point in Brgy. Ballay. Second highest mountain in Luzon and the fifth in the Philippines with an elevation of 2800+ masl. The long and dangerous ride from Baguio till Ballay is rewarded with panoramic views of unending valleys and mountain ranges,...
At a towering height of 2086 masl, Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape is one of the important mountains in the country for it harbors important flora and fauna. New species are still waiting to be discovered. It is also home to one of the oldest tribe Tau't Bato who had lived thousands of years ago and is the highest point...
Mt. Kitanglad ranked as the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 2899 masl while Mt. Dulang-dulang as the second highest with a towering height of 2938 masl. One of the most unforgettable climbs I had in Mindanao was in these two summits. It was a long weekend in November 2012.  I gained a lot of friends which...
The weather was gloomy on the way to the island. When I say, I want to climb in that mountain, chances are 99.9%. Two months ago, on the way to Alapasco Lake in Batad, I took a glimpse of this mountain perched on the island, caught my attention, and research was done. Contact numbers were obtained and casual conversations...
A lot of people want to be in the mountains but are afraid for several reasons. Many of my friends had expressed their desires of going to the mountains and enjoy nature at its best but still bugged with concerns as to how will they survive. In my 10 years of mountaineering, I had been exposed to several mountains...

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