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Rock Climbing 101: Rock Climbing Etiquette

You’re probably familiar with the famous Filipino traits of genuine warmth and exemplary hospitality, right? Well, the Cebu rock climbing community also exemplifies those traits. Our humble little group is made up of amazingly cool and friendly bunch of gals and guys who want nothing more than to have fun, laughter, and excitement that are […]

Part 3: Picking the Right Trekking Shoes

In Part 2 of this series, we discussed the different kinds of trekking shoes. Now, what excellent trekking shoes you have! No matter how rainy the season or how wet the terrain is, your feet feel dry as your fluffy pillow back at home.

Part 2: Picking the Right Trekking Shoes

In Part 1 of this series, we tackled the two most important factors that you should look into when choosing trekking shoes. Now, what kind of trekking shoes best fit you? Well, it all depends on the kind of trekking you are engaged in.

Part 1: Picking the Right Trekking Shoes

What does basketball, tennis, rock climbing, jogging, and mountaineering have in common? No, it’s not that they are all sporting activities. These sporting activities and countless others require you to wear specially designed footwear.

Bojo River Cruise: An Exciting and Informative Eco Adventure

Bojo River Cruise: An Exciting and Informative Eco Adventure

Lofty mountains, verdant forests, limestone cliffs, and dark caves aren’t our only playgrounds. Indeed, Sweetie and I are summit-to-sea adventurers. When we learn about something—a destination, an activity, an event—that will make our adrenaline surge, something that will make us marvel at Mother Nature’s magic, something that will truly humble us, and something that will let us cherish our closeness with one another, we dive for it.

Rock Climbing 101: Safety Checks, Communication, and Proper Belaying Technique

Rock Climbing 101: Safety Checks, Communication, and Proper Belaying Technique

So you now have your rock climbing equipment, and you’re already set up to climb. Now, it’s actually time to climb. Hold on! Before you go up scaling the wall, there’s a major, important process that should be completed, and that’s completely checking for safety. Safety checks in rock climbing are very important and are not meant to be done in short cut. Remember that you are high up on a massive crag, perhaps a hundred feet high. The human body can sustain serious injuries when it falls just around 10 feet high. Now, imagine if you fall 60, 70, 80, or 100 feet high!

Rock Climbing 101: Setting Up to Climb

Rock Climbing 101: Setting Up to Climb

Okay, you now have your new, shiny gear. In fact, you are actually ready to pump it up the crag or the wall. Cool! Now, hold on just a little bit. Do you know how to properly use your brand-new gear? That’s right, let’s prepare your rock climbing gear correctly before you actually scramble up the route.