What was the most striking thing that happened to you at this climb?
Maria asked as we were waiting for our ride to Misamis Occidental Capitol, the last stop of Malindang’s 2nd Pasungko Climb last weekend November 6-8, 2015. Everyone weren’t able to answer but the ones who did summed it all. Leeches and slides stood out.
No longer a leech virgin.
The husband’s comment as we were telling our companions our leech story. Because we were very far apart in the trail, we had to update them of the exciting things that befell us. Since day 1, we already hear stories about leeches. I cringed each time. The husband teased. He assumed I have already known about the leeches in Malindang. Unfortunately, I didn’t cause I was too lazy to read the entire blog about Malindang. Ohhh me!
But after being leech-free while all the others were bitching about it, I was slightly hoping I would never have to endure the experience, especially the same with one of our companion who has been a leech favorite (guess who!). But as they say, a climb in Malindang wouldn’t be complete without it. Yay to me (rolling eyes)!
Before I start telling you the exciting things that happened in Malindang in the next posts, here’s a game for you dearies, try guessing what day I had my leech moment. I’ve given you clues already. Is it day 1, or maybe day 2…or day 3? The winner can ask me any favor as long as it doesn’t involve money. Haha! Don’t be a co-co and join the fun. Weeeeeee! Comment now or forever hold your peace!!! Note that only blog comment will be considered.
So what will you expect in my next posts? Stories of leeches (of course, demn leeches for scaring and grossing me out! hmph!), stingy bees & wasps (sting the husband 4 times), sliding moment (the husband almost split! haha!), participant reviews (funny, annoying and some commendable ones), why I didn’t socialize, lessons & realizations.
This was my 2nd climb with other trekkers in the Philippines, the first was awesome, this one was more awesome since I now have the husband to share it with. And of course, I still have Liz and the Laagurlz was almost complete with Maria. Knowing Maria’s friends were plus2x. Bruce is cool. Hannah is chill. Charm is charming. Liz’s Bro John was an added support. And of course…Zach. Who would forget Zach?! Certainly not I who have seen him do all sorts of sliding positions and some other funny memories (of leeches). It was a great climb. I didn’t have any regrets for not being sociable because in doing so, I was able to accumulate more stories from my group. Listening to them yap about their encounters with other participants was also heartwarming. Sometimes, seeing people through other’s eyes are better. Happy to have done it this time. Cheers to Maria for being the social butterfly of the moment. 🙂
Would I join another open climb again? Yes I would. CERTAINLY. The lessons and realizations you will have will make you question everything that you believe. 🙂 Cheers to more freelancing moments. Much thankful to Lizzy Marie for introducing me into this exciting world of “social climbing”. Bwahaha! See the snaps of the entire experience…and of course your clue. 😛
Climb Details c/o of the Organizers
Summary -> You are here!
First Night At Siatog Gamay
Second Night At Siatog Dako
Conquering Siatog Peak
The Hard Core Descent to Mialen River
Malindang Realizations & More