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

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

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.

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

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

The trove of secrets that a mountain holds deep within its slopes is as lofty as itself. During our second day of climbing in Mt. Madjaas, we faced some of the vast mountain’s secrets.

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

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

Each climb teaches us valuable lessons of humility. That we are only ephemeral in the universe. Mt. Madjaas, the first of the Antique trilogy, once again taught us those lessons.

Mt. Maculot: Listening to the Whispers of Mother Nature

Mt. Maculot: Listening to the Whispers of Mother Nature

What does a mountain tell you? In this much quieter part of the land, you can hear its soft voice. A mountain may proudly share its treasures. It may weep in agony. It may teach you lessons in life. And it wordlessly tells you its poignant story. For this trip, we decided to listen to […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 3)

Just like any woman, Mother Nature is extremely moody. At one moment, she is calm, happy and proud to show you her best. Then without warning, her mood can turn sour and deny you of her beauty. And if, unfortunately, you’re caught in her wrath, she will not hesitate to put your life in jeopardy […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 2)

At 2,922 meters above sea level, Mt. Pulag is Luzon’s highest mountain and the third highest mountain in the Philippines. It is the sacred home of the Ibalois, Ifugaos, Kalanguya, Kankana-eys, and Karao tribes. It is the home of hundreds of plant species, rare birds, and threatened mammals such as the Philippine Deer, Long Haired […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 1)

How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? We usually stray away from the usual intimate candlelit dinners or 5-star hotel stays. As avid adventurers, we tend to find more romance and excitement on scenic mountain trails, on treacherous rock walls, under blue waves or in unknown places. Somehow, the beauty of Mother Nature, the feeling of […]