Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

The Hard Core Descent to Mialen River


As planned the night before, the camp was alive at 3:00 AM. We wanted to be the first batch to leave and hit the itinerary unlike the previous days. Upon waking, I then went to cook rice - and yay! No popcorn rice in all of our meals - proud rice cooker. While waiting for the… Continue reading The Hard Core Descent to Mialen River

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Conquering Siatog Peak


Malindang range has a lot of peaks (North Peak, South Peak, Mount Ampiro and Mount Malindang itself, which is the tallest at 2404m). I've searched & read a lot but couldn't reconcile everything which is actually better. It means, attending the yearly ascent will probably be different each time. This year was the 20th Malindang… Continue reading Conquering Siatog Peak

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Sweet & Short Journey to Siatog Dako (Last Night)


In all of my major climbs, day 2 was always the harshest. Each time, we'd be spending the entire day walking with our heavy packs to reach the next camp. 8 hours of walking with your heavy pack is not an ordinary ordeal. Sleeping early the night before is the best preparation. We did just… Continue reading Sweet & Short Journey to Siatog Dako (Last Night)

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Malindang Ascent to Siatog Gamay (First Night)


Day 0 (THURSDAY) November 5, 2015 Despite taking a day off on the day of the trip to Ozamis, the husband and I were still running out of time. At 2 PM, I was on my way to M&M Condo to drop the bulb requested by the guest. I was on my toes for constant… Continue reading Malindang Ascent to Siatog Gamay (First Night)

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Mt. Malindang in 3 days & 2 Nights via Kanawanan – Mialen


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… Continue reading Mt. Malindang in 3 days & 2 Nights via Kanawanan – Mialen

Cebu, Manunggal, Balamban, Mauyog, Balamban, Social Climbers, Trek

Climbing Mt. Mauyog & Camping in Mt. Manunggal, Balamban, Cebu


It was maybe 2 years ago when I made a list of mountains to be conquered locally within Cebu. That time, I've had more outside of Cebu climbs than within. To increase and explore Cebu more, along with Kapayas, Mauyog and Manunggal were on that list. But as time flew like my other lists, they… Continue reading Climbing Mt. Mauyog & Camping in Mt. Manunggal, Balamban, Cebu

Alto Peak, Leyte, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Climbing Alto Peak in Ormoc City, Leyte


The camp was alive at 6 AM, everyone was busy preparing for breakfast. The schedule to leave for the much-anticipated Alto Peak climb was at 8 AM. We were told to prepare our gloves & all cause it's gonna be an uphill battle. And what a battle indeed. Pre-Climb Preparation We left the camp at… Continue reading Climbing Alto Peak in Ormoc City, Leyte

Alto Peak, Leyte, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Climbing Mt. Janagdan in Ormoc City, Leyte


Ormoc-bound Via Wonderful Stars Liz & I boarded the 10 PM boat ride where we saw a group of what seem to be headed to the All Women's climb as well. After the confirmation, we tag along but was separated inside the boat. We were 9 in all. 5 were from COAT (Scarlet,Joy,Gwen,Mich & Ta… Continue reading Climbing Mt. Janagdan in Ormoc City, Leyte

Babag, Guadalupe, Social Climbers, Trek

Climbing Mt. Babag For A Sunday’s Trek


In preparation for this week's activity in Alto Peak at MFPI's All Women Climb, last Sunday, May 17,  despite the Mister's subtle protest, Liz & I decided to pursue our plan to condition ourselves. I initially wanted to be on a full gear mode bringing in the stuffs that I'm supposed to bring at Alto but decided… Continue reading Climbing Mt. Babag For A Sunday’s Trek

Cebu, Kan-irag (Sirao Peak), Busay, Social Climbers, Trek

Sirao Peak Funtrek With Office Ladies


It's more fun...trekking with more friends indeed. 🙂 The weather was perfect for a climb, and everyone honored the agreed assembly time before 9 AM. For the first time, the boyfie and I arrived in Gaisano Talamban 15 minutes before 9. Haha!  While waiting for the others to be done with breakfast, some played card… Continue reading Sirao Peak Funtrek With Office Ladies