Kanlaon City-major jump-off point

1st day.

Immediately started the trek after a hearty breakfast at Joring’s Cafe in Kanlaon City. The hike to Makawiwili’s Peak was worthwhile. Gloomy and occasional appearance of sunshine. I always want to arrive at the campsite before dark. I’m always lazy to pitch the tent at dark. Dinner of vegetable curry was enjoyed by the gang. No more socials since the unfriendly rain spoiled the night. We never had an idea it is the prelude of the storm. A bit uncomfortable during the night hitting our tents with the 80kph storm and folding us with 14 degrees celsius temperature. The storm lasted for almost 4 hours.

2nd day.

We woke up with a big bonus. Sunrise at Makawiwili’s Peak. I will keep on climbing if there’s always a sunrise like this. The team advanced for saddle campsite after having a hard breakfast. Temperature was just perfect. Arrived at the saddle campsite at around 1600H. Pitched the tent and proceeded to the crater. In my general recollection, it was one of the awesome mountain I’d climbed. Additional bonus: sunrise. The night was so gorgeous. Stargazing for awhile and hit the sack.

3rd day.

No rain. Heavy breakfast and ascent. We were late to decamp. Weather was fine. Campsites going down were spacious (esp. Camp 1). Topload going back to the city. Enjoyed the remaining liquor at the topload. Night post-climb meeting at Art District. Really got drunk. Finally got home with a free ride from a friend.

We deserve a bottle of cold beer!

Special thanks to the following people for the good company:Lance JavierGlenn Paul Gelardino TormonTope MacatigosEduard CepedaNolan MartirShiela OlaSarah OguillaLeizele BerjitKristin Macatigos CepedaGlaiza EsloyoKarlin Meagan, and Chad Venturanza! Till next time!



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I live my life everyday celebrating. An easy go lucky guy. Always hungry for adventure and learning different cultures. If I'm not at the summit, I'm at the sea. Traveling is my way of life. Deeply in love with mountaineering, swimming, skinny dipping, island hopping, fishing, and cycling. Loves good food, beer, music, and good human conversation. At home, I used to cook, do yoga, and meditate. A coffee lover. Stay most of my time at the outdoors, breathing the cold air, tasting the saltiness of sea breeze, watch the waves swiftly caressing the sand, listen to the flowing water of the river, pitch my tent or hang my hammock and sleep under 5 billion stars. I hate manicured places (resorts). Adores sunrise and sunset which gives me extraordinary energy.