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Tarak Ridge: Itinerary and Budget for Mt. Mariveles Climb

Itinerary update as of May 31, 2015. Mt. Mariveles 1130+ MASL, Major Climb Difficulty: 4/9 Trail Class: 3 Things to Consider in Planning: * Expertise/Climb Experience of Joiners * Weather Make sure to consider these things since Mt. Mariveles is a major climb; definitely, this is not advisable for first-timers. The trail to Tarak Ridge …

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Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part2)

Surprisingly, everyone was wide awake and prepared at 1:30 AM – one proof how everybody badly wanted to witness the sunrise at the summit. After making sure that everyone was equipped with their own headlamps or flashlights, we started our “Super Early Trek” to the summit. Warning: the trek to the summit is 99.99% ASSAULT. …

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Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part1)

Last summer, our group had another major climb; this time, in Mariveles, Bataan. Tarak Ridge has been popular to climbers as “Tarak Ridge – Mahabang Lakaran”. I never fully understood why Tarak is being labeled as such until last month. Well, it took us around more than 8 hours to reach the summit and another …

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DIY Mt. Pulag Climb: Your Budget-Friendly Climb to Mt. Pulag (via Ambangeg-Ambangeg)

This is your complete guide in planning a Do-It-Yourself Climb to Mt. Pulag (update as of January 28, 2014). Fast Facts: Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon. Officially declared as the 2nd highest mountain in the Philippines. 2922+ MASL, Major climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail Class 1-2 Things to Consider in Planning:* Number of …

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The Road to Mount Banoy: Travel Guide with Sidetrip to Talumpok Falls

This is another spontaneous trip with my cool friends at work.A trip we consider as a continuation of our Operation Palaboy.Hmmm… No itineraries and concrete plan, really.We just wanted to chill. OPERATION PALABOY 2: MOUNT BANOYMount Banoy is located at Lobo, Batangas and is considered a minor climb with a difficulty level of 3/9. Major …

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Mount Maculot: Rockin' the Rockies in a Day (Your Complete Dayhike Travel Guide)

After all the 17 kilos I gained last Holiday Season, I decided to go out again and stop my blossoming love affair with our dining table and refrigerator; to burn off the fats, I decided to have a Dayhike to Mount Maculot. My 1st Climb for 2013 – Mount Maculot, Cuenca, Batangas Mount Maculot is …