Mt. Daraitan, March 2019

Mt. Daraitan, March 2019

A quick yet not-so-easy hike to one of the most popular peaks in the Sierra Madre range.

Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

YES to a tandem weekend of hiking and hitting the beach!

Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’ Mt. Batulao, Batangas

Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’  Mt. Batulao, Batangas

The "new trail" is basically a traverse through 12 mini-peaks that offers a scenic, sprawling view of Balayan Bay and even Taal and Mt. Maculot on a clear day.

Masungi Georeserve, May 2016

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 [...]

Day Hike to Mt. Balagbag

An easy Sunday climb to one of Sierra Madre's peaks

Mountaineers are not very superstitious people

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, [...]

Why Nepal should be part of your travel bucket list

If you’re wondering where to go next, Nepal – home to 8 of the tallest peaks in the world – should be on top of your list. This South Asian country is a mountainous region that shares borders with China and India. Located in the Himalayan range, Nepal is the home of the mighty Mount [...]

Postcards From The Sky

Just last week I was a girl who has never ran more than 5k, never done a day hike, never gone trekking, and never climbed a single peak.

New Heights

WAY TO NAMCHE. Photo by Elaine Tima Currently traversing a portion of the Great Himalayan Trail, trekking and hiking all for the sake of a story. I have pushed myself to the limits physically for this trip (which was a fortuitous blessing in the first place). I am learning new things about Nepal, mountaineering, Sherpa [...]