Tag Archive | Trekking

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.

Canyoneering Downstream in Badian: A Perfect Extreme Adventure for Aspiring Adventurers

The idea of engaging in extreme adventures seems to be fun and exciting. After all, who wouldn’t be excited at seeing breathtaking scenes, experiencing adrenaline-pumping activities, or sharing death-defying experiences with friends? However, based on our experiences, many people find out the hard and painful way that the world of adventure is not as easy as described in blogs or seen in photos and videos.

Canyoneering Upstream in Badian: Exploring the Deep Dark Secrets of Matutinao River

How well do you know Badian in the southern part of Cebu? Most of you would associate this third-class municipality of more than 37,000 people with the famous Kawasan Falls. You may associate Badian with Terra Manna, Badian Island, and other amazing white-sand resorts that seemingly beckon you to bask out in the tropical sun […]

Canso X Mountain Adventure Park: Cebu’s Newest Haven for Hikers, Bikers, Campers, and Adventurers

Cebu is fast becoming the perfect haven for adrenaline-loving junkies. And something good thing has emerged from being an adventurer’s paradise. You see, many entities are now, in one way or another, supporting the passion of these free-spirited individuals. For instance, mountaineering organizations are now aplenty, offering opportunities for interested parties to learn and enjoy […]

Mt. Kapayas and Lumanoy Cave: An Adventure Up North

Mt. Kapayas and Lumanoy Cave: An Adventure Up North

Never underestimate a mountain—any mountain. It doesn’t matter if the mountain is less than 1000 MASL, conveniently surrounded by human habitation, or frequently visited. It demands respect, reverence, and care.

An example of such a mountain is Mt. Kapayas, located in Sitio Kampanya, Barangay Kabangkaya in the bowels of Catmon, Northern Cebu. At 783 MASL and sheltering a couple of mountain villages that are yet to receive the full benefits of modern civilization, Mt. Kapayas is an enticing, relatively unexplored mountain that harbors plenty of secrets and challenges. For a relatively low mountain, it offers mountaineers a good dose of adventure.

Busay Lut-od Waterfalls and Mt. Babag: Secretive, Mighty, Unforgiving

Busay Lut-od Waterfalls and Mt. Babag: Secretive, Mighty, Unforgiving

If you approach Cebu by boat, if you cross the first Mactan-Mandaue Bridge, or if you stand on the Mactan island coastline facing mainland Cebu, you will probably notice a long mountain range that seems to protect the cityscape before it. This mountain range, which is around 25 kilometers long, is called Babag Range. And on Babag Range, the most conspicuous feature is the array of communication towers that stand on its highest point. That point is called Mt. Babag.