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Mt. Naopa: A Fun Climb, A Spectacular Sunrise

Mt. Naopa: A Fun Climb, A Spectacular Sunrise

Mt. Naopa is less than 1,000 MASL and is ideal for a fun trek or for introducing new people to the sport of mountaineering.

Mt. Napulak, A Climb in Stormy Weather

Mt. Napulak, A Climb in Stormy Weather

Sweethearts who go adventuring together stay together even in the midst of real and metaphorical storms. In our case, we encountered the former.

The climb to Mt. Napulak last July 27 to 30, 2012 was the first time that sweetie and I adventured together outside the Cebu island. Cebu mountaineers, Sir Ruel, Sir Ronald, Nicolo and Botchok; sweetie’s officemates, Nina and Pam; and the two adventuring sweethearts joined a contingent of mountaineers from Bacolod, Iloilo’s Higher Ground Mountaineers, and Manila to summit the mountain.

Osmeña Peak: Love at First Climb

Osmeña Peak: Love at First Climb

“So, are we going to share a single tent?” she asked me.

“Yes,” I replied, “but don’t worry. I’m harmless. In mountaineering, sharing a tent is for practicality.”

“Ah, okay,” she replied with a smile.

Apparently, I realized later on that I was far from harmless. During our first mountaineering experience together at Osmeña Peak, Dalaguete, the purportedly highest point in the Cebu Island, we exchanged pre-marital vows. On May 12, 2012, 9:00 p.m., Sheila and I became official sweethearts sharing a passion for adventure.