A quick yet not-so-easy hike to one of the most popular peaks in the Sierra Madre range. It was 90 percent assault and the traverse was one of the most knee-killing things I've done in my life (and I'm staying this at a life stage where I am doing high-intensity interval training and some weights [...]
Masungi Georeserve is only 30 minutes away from Marikina. It is a 1600-hectare property where the PH's only exposed Paleocene (50-60 million years old!!!) rock formations can be found. Since 1996, it has been painstakingly restored, protected, and prepared to help people appreciate our country's biodiversity and to inspire them to protect our environment as [...]
The journey itself will take no more than 30 minutes but that's if you can resist the urge to climb the big limestones and pose for pictures
An easy Sunday climb to one of Sierra Madre's peaks
This "beginner's peak" is a must-visit for its beautiful views and the monolith experience.
Still from my Nepal notes. An anecdote that didn't make it to my final drafts. Mountaineers are not very superstitious people. At least not in the traditional way that other athletes are, with their lucky socks, best shoes, fortuitous days, or pre-game rituals. Henry, a longtime member of the UP Mountaineers, is telling me this, [...]