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