“All set. In 30 minutes, larga na.” It was near midnight last Saturday when Pat sent us this message. He was about to run the length of the Talomo-Apo trail and set the fastest known time (FKT) or what he also likes to call FaRT or Fastest Recorded Time. A little over 13 hours later, […]Read More The Talomo-Apo FKT Challenge
“Megatraverse.” When you put it that way it sounds like this grand endeavor only those in the ranks of great kings and fearless warriors would ever accomplish. It is not. But is is a worthy adventure, nonetheless. The Talomo-Apo traverse – or “megatraverse,” as some would call it – takes hikers brave enough to take on […]Read More The Talomo-Apo Megatraverse
I had to get me some sleep so I wasn’t able to finish my list in one post. 😛 Let’s spring into action, shall we? Here are my five favorite hikes so far: 5. Mt. Ugo Traverse Nueva Vizcaya and Benguet LLA: 16.31916°N, 120.80166°E, 2130 MASL Days required / hours to summit: 2-3 days, […]Read More Greatest Hits… So Far (Part 2)
We are already halfway through 2014. I started writing this post in January. It was supposed to list ten of my favorite hikes from the previous year. A lot of things happened since then and sadly, I never got to really finish my post. The Daily Post’s writing challenge this week asks us to “shake […]Read More Greatest Hits… So Far
“I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die.” ― John Marsden, A Killing Frost Finally, after a 9-week hiatus from hiking, I’ll be […]Read More At Last, an Adventure!
On the summit of Mt. Apo, the Philippines’ highest peak “Why do you climb mountains?” I guess it is an age-old question and one that I am often asked as well. People (non-hikers, mostly) almost always seem fascinated by the fact that there are those like me who go to great lengths just to reach a mountaintop. And […]Read More FAQ