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Mountain Trekking

Mt. Napulak: A Climb of Redemption

Mt. Napulak: A Climb of Redemption

Thanks to thorough planning, organization, and preparation (and a little bit of luck), we safely and successfully reached the summits of all the mountains we plan to climb. All except one. That’s the sacred Nipple Rock of Mt. Napulak in Igbaras, Iloilo. It seemed that the first time we tried to reach its sacred pinnacle, […]

Cebu Highlands Trail: The First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in the Visayas

Cebu Highlands Trail: The First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in the Visayas

One of the greatest wishes of any outdoorsman is to walk thousands of miles and witness breathtaking vistas on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, the Great Continental Divide trail, and other long-distance trails. For many, such an undertaking is the Holy Grail of hikes, the ultimate challenge, the grandest dream, or the best way […]

Mt. Igcuron: Climbing the Razor’s Edge

Mountains are never to be underestimated. They have the absolute power to decide the fate of the very lives that set foot on their bosom and those who live beneath them. They have the capacity to protect, reshape, and destroy the land around them. Thus, we have high respect for these wonders of Mother Nature. […]

Mt. KM 28: Simplicity and Beauty at Their Finest

Where can you find a nice, challenging weekend climb without draining your wallet? A mountain in Cebu where you can have a stunning 360-degree view of the highlands and the city at the summit? A hike that takes you to different kinds of scenery? A place where you think you’re in New Zealand? Is it […]

Mt. Guiting-Guiting: The Majesty of Sibuyan Island’s Mountain King (Part 2)

For us, climbing mountains is more than just a sport. It is foremost a spiritual experience. We ascend mountains to seek an understanding of our place in this world, an explanation of our life’s purpose, a deep exploration of our souls, and an opportunity to face our fears. Mt. Guiting-Guiting, the toughest mountain we ever […]

Mt. Guiting-Guiting: The Majesty of Sibuyan Island’s Mountain King (Part 1)

There is always a tougher mountain than the last. Something that is so imposing, isn’t backing up, is punishing you, is indifferent to your pain, and is telling you to quit. Something that is ready to extinguish your life with no qualms. It is on this mountain where you will finally know yourself as a human […]

Candongao Peak: A Fantasy Realm in the Highlands of Badian

Have you ever explored your locality in its entirety? Chances are, you have not. In fact, it is likely that you have missed certain hidden spots in your own place that will totally mesmerize you. That was what we experienced during our first trek of the year. We came across a stunning landscape that could […]