Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hiking Adventures #48: Mt. Amuyao (Barlig-Barlig) - 9th Open Climb 2017

This 9th Open Climb was supposed to be in Mt. Dulang-Dulang-Kitanglad or popularly known as "D2K". However, my pal and our batch's Batch Coordinator, Atty. JP Anthony Cunada reached out to a tourism officer for D2K and said that our climb dates was already booked by other groups and there were no slots left. So we decided to choose other mountain to replace D2K, and we chose Mt. Amuyao again but this time it will be a traverse.

JP was supposed to be the Team Leader for this climb, but since he was undergone deep brain surgery because of X-linked Parkinsonism Dystonia which manifested during the training season, I volunteered to take his place with the help of our batchmate, Cyrus David which assigned to be the Asst. Team Leader.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hiking Adventures #46: Mt. 387 Traverse Aloha Falls - 3rd MMS Open Climb 2017

Mt. 387 is located in Brgy. Puncan, Carrangalan, Nueva Ecija. This is one of the newly opened mountains in North Luzon along with Mt. Sawi in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. This was the first visit of MMS in the mountain and I was assigned to be the team leader.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hiking Adventures #45: Mt. Talamitam - 1st MMS Open Climb 2017

"Open climbs" is a set of scheduled climbs prepared by Metropolitan Mountaineering Society as part of their yearly calendar which is open to all. It occurs between July to December of the year. The primary objective of this Open climbs season is to recruit our joiners or guests to be part of our growing community.

Mt. Talamitam. Photo by Abbie Giron
Mt. Talamitam. Photo by Abbie Giron

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hiking Adventures #44: Mt. Kalawitan - 2nd Major Training Climb for MMS BMC

Almost a month after our 1st major training climb in Mt. Amuyao, we headed to Mountain Province again for our 2nd major training climb in Mt. Kalawitan. This is one of my unforgettable climbs because of the struggles we experienced. Almost all of us was very vocal about not going back to the mountain. However, this climb taught us lessons that would make us better as mountaineers.

Mt. Kalawitan Summit
Mt. Kalawitan Summit