BRB Mountaineering, Philippines, Trek, Tribu Iskwatters, V Negros, Canlaon, V Negros, Mandalagan, V Negros, Talinis

Reasons Why You Should Re-Trek


Just last weekend, the Negros trilogy was finally complete when we experienced the leech-infested forest ascent to Tinagong Dagat. There are 3 popular mountains in Negros Island: Canlaon, Cuernos De Negros or Talinis and Mandalagan or Tinagong Dagat that are trekking must climbs. While writing the adventure in Mt. Mandalagan, I realized that 2 of… Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Re-Trek

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BRB Mountaineering, Cebu, Lanigid, Liloan, Trek

10 Things About Climbing Mt. Lanigid, Liloan, Cebu


Last November 14-15, after 8 months of hibernation since Canlaon, the BRBs were reunited in Lanigid Hill. It was a happy reunion spiced up by a lot of guests. It was my first time and I am quite smittened by its beauty. What to expect in Lanigid: If you are looking for a hard core… Continue reading 10 Things About Climbing Mt. Lanigid, Liloan, Cebu

BRB Mountaineering, Philippines, Trek, V Negros, Canlaon

Climbing Canlaon in 3 Days & 2 Nights Via Mapot-Mananawin Trail


It was our 2nd attempt to conquer Canlaon in the same trail. Started at Mapot, exit at Mananawin. The first was almost 3 years ago in September 2012. Climbing a mountain and not being able to reached its peak is sort of an unaccomplished feat for a mountaineer but is sorely understood. Regretful and sad… Continue reading Climbing Canlaon in 3 Days & 2 Nights Via Mapot-Mananawin Trail

BRB Mountaineering, Philippines, Trek, V Negros, Canlaon

Canlaon Trek Day 1 of 3 – Sudlon Falls & Base Camp


We plan to met at North Bus Terminal before 4 AM. But the Migo&I was 30 minutes late. Instead of riding the bus bound to Canlaon directly, which was already so full when we arrived, the group decided to abandon the bus & proceed to Citilink, where we rode a V-hire to Toledo to catch… Continue reading Canlaon Trek Day 1 of 3 – Sudlon Falls & Base Camp

BRB Mountaineering, Cebu, Naupa, Naga, Trek

Climbing Mt. Naupa in Naga, Cebu (My Hometown’s Mountain)


It hasn't been a while since knowing that Mt. Naupa has become a mountaineer's destination. Seeing pictures of other mountaineers of the campsite puts me in awe. I wanted to be there and experience the beauty for myself. So last weekend, January 24-25, we finally took the time to climb Mt. Naupa as part of… Continue reading Climbing Mt. Naupa in Naga, Cebu (My Hometown’s Mountain)

BRB Mountaineering, M Davao, Apo, Philippines, Trek

Apo Day 4: Playing with Kidapawan River


  The beauty of the smoking lake greeted us the next day. It would have been fun to have played with it longer but the schedule won't allow it. Compared to the previous climbs, Apo's last day trail was the most rigorous. Left the camp around 7 AM, an eternal descent followed.     It was… Continue reading Apo Day 4: Playing with Kidapawan River

BRB Mountaineering, M Davao, Apo, Philippines, Thoughts, Trek

Prenup Photo Shoot on the Philippines Highest Mountain


To be promised forever on top of Apo crossed my mind but didn't linger.  There's so much to do in the peak and proposing is not on the list. But sans engagement, it didn't stop the boyfie and I to enjoy a free prenup session. Yay! Here are some of my favorites!!! Now it's not… Continue reading Prenup Photo Shoot on the Philippines Highest Mountain

BRB Mountaineering, M Davao, Apo, Philippines, Trek

Apo Day 3: Lake Venado’s Grandeur


From the start, sunsets and sunrises are not really that appealing. It was maybe because I had other things to marvel about. Everything in the entire journey is already beautiful. What more would I ask for?  And then Pulag. Oh yeah, Pulag again. Who would forget Pulag?! Certainly not me, when most of my outlook on… Continue reading Apo Day 3: Lake Venado’s Grandeur

BRB Mountaineering, M Davao, Apo, Philippines, Trek

Apo Day 2: Sunrise and Sunset in 2 Different Peaks


The beauty of Apo encompasses no other. I realized it on the 2nd day while going through an uphill battle towards a seemingly endless mounds of white rocks popularly known as "The Boulders". It was just so beautiful, other worldly and simply awesome, makes me think of Essos (Game of Thrones where Dainerys is). Haha!… Continue reading Apo Day 2: Sunrise and Sunset in 2 Different Peaks

BRB Mountaineering, M Davao, Apo, Philippines, Trek

Apo Day 1: Overnight At Tinikaran Camp


Last year's Pulag via Akiki really changed my over-all disposition towards every climb. Nothing is easy in the mountains. And despite my preparations, I still feel uneasy and inadequate so when the group brought up porters, despite wanting to own all the glory in conquering mountains, I agreed. But right after our team's grocery, I… Continue reading Apo Day 1: Overnight At Tinikaran Camp