Glimpses: The Hungduan Rice Terraces, A UNESCO Heritage Site

The Philippines, undoubtedly, is a blessed country that never runs out of amazing sights and landmarks. A mecca for the traveler, Philippines offers a wide range of exciting activities and destinations. Among these amazing destinations are the countless rice terraces that can be found all over the country. Rice terraces are very common amongst agricultural […]

The Great Cordilleran Traverse: Mt. Napulauan, A Bloody Climb

This is my version of the climb. For Saul’s version of our climb, you may visit his site: Great Cordillera Traverse: Mt. Napulawan Edition. Day 1: A Small World of Bloody Coincidences When I started taking climbing seriously, the thought of doing an overnight climb barely crossed my mind. The idea of spending a night […]

2017 Year End Climb: Sailing Towards a Better Year

December 3, 2017 It’s been a month since I’ve climbed a mountain. My last was at South Korea’s Ulsan Bawi Rock, my first international hike. Sadly, after that Korean excursion, I have fallen into a spell of sedentary lifestyle. My procrastination made me long for a new adventure. Then I came across a hiking group’s […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part IV)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part III) The Final Stretch: A Thunderous Uproar in the Mountains Fourteen hours since setting out on this jourey, we […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part III)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II) Mt. Bira-bira and Mt. Naulaw: Brief Respite While we were climbing down to Mt. Bira-bira, we snapped pictures on the numerous rock structures along the trail. Idyllic […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Mt. Balingkilat, The Home of the Thunder God Before proceeding with our hike, all joiners performed their respective pre-hike routines. When everyone was ready, we gathered around for the orientation and the pre-climb prayer. After doing […]