A quick yet not-so-easy hike to one of the most popular peaks in the Sierra Madre range.
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 [...]
An easy Sunday climb to one of Sierra Madre's peaks
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]