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Mt. Hibok-hibok: At the Top of the Island of Fire

Dangerous ledge

Mt. Hibok-hibok in Camiguin has always been in our sights since we started mountaineering. And there’s good reason that it is. At 1,332 meters above sea level, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and thus has a history of violent eruptions. All these gave it a certain charm that is impossible for us to resist. So we strapped on our Deuter Alpine backpacks, ready for an awesome adventure!

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Black Forest: A Stunning Underwater Jewel in Camiguin

Black Forest Dive Site, Camiguin

The first Camiguin Dive Festival poised the Island of Fire as an upcoming world-class dive destination. And it’s about time. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent reefs, and being a volcanic island, Camiguin has a lot of surprises when it comes to diving. We got a taste of Camiguin’s spectacular diving adventures at the magnificent Black Forest.

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Camiguin Dive Festival: Explore a Blue World Around an Island of Fire

Camiguin Dive Festival
(Photo credit: Bo Mancao)

Visit an alien world within our world. A world where only a few have seen! Let’s dive in Camiguin, one of the best frontiers for scuba divers, in their first ever Dive Camiguin festival, which runs from June 23 to August 31, 2019! We had this amazing opportunity to discover the world beneath the waves surrounding the Island of Fire.

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Gear Review: Goosehill Inflatable Standup Paddleboard

Goosehill Inflatable Standup Paddleboard

Are you a water baby like us? We love water! As you can see in our blog, we totally enjoy playing in the ocean, rivers, and lakes. Now, that fun is multiplied ten times more with our brand new Goosehill Rainbow R Inflatable Standup Paddleboard. This gives us—and you—an even better time on the waves! And best of all

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Mt. Madjaas: Through a Silent, Surreal Kingdom (Part 3)

Mt. Madjaas

There is so much more to sights, sounds, and feelings of triumph when it comes to climbing a lofty mountain like Mt. Madjaas. Close your mouth; and open your ears, mind, and heart. Suddenly, the mountain will show you her wonders. Wonders that are indescribably beautiful and soul-filling.

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Mt. Madjaas: Traversing Ravines, Ridges, and Thick Forests (Part 2)

Very dangerous dried-up waterfall

The trove of secrets that a mountain holds deep within its slopes is as lofty as itself. These secrets can unravel a lost story, delight the eye, freshens the tired soul, or forces one to face his or her fears. During our second day of climbing in Mt. Madjaas, we faced some of these secrets.

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Mt. Madjaas: Climbing a Jewel of Antique (Part 1)

Mt. Madjaas

The call to climb a mountain is simply irresistible. For us, every climb we do is an opportunity to enjoy stunning scenery, meet new people, listen to old tales, and experience culture. Each climb teaches us lessons of humility—that we are not exempt from an ecosystem; we are a part of it. That there are powers that are unfathomable for us to comprehend. That we are only ephemeral in the universe. Mt. Madjaas, the first of the Antique trilogy, once again taught us those lessons.

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