Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Alas, Mount Pulag!

at the summit

Another mountain conquered! This time, it's Mount Pulag located in between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya. Standing at 2922 meters above sea level (MASL), it is the highest peak in the island of Luzon and third in the whole of Philippines, next to Mount Dulang-Dulang (2938 MASL) in Bukidnon and Mount Apo (2956 MASL) in Davao and North Cotabato.

This adventure would have not been possible without the help of Gideon's groups, Pinoymountaineer and Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity that organized this open climb event, dubbed as the Pulag Charity Climb.

I will write a series of this adventure in the coming posts and some of the great people we've met along the course of the long, muddy, misty trail to the summit. I would also want to personally give a million thanks to Ellaine of UP Mountaineer for all the helps and the tips on how to survive Mount Pulag and hypothermia, including the equipment she lended to us. :-)

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9 comments:

paoruiz said...

gaaaaaaaaaaawd. the peak is amazing! =) good thing the weather was perfect when you conquered the mountain. =)

jessforget said...

astig!! kelan kaya ako maka akyat jan hehe.. mt romelo pa lang naakyat ko twice.

Sidney said...

What a view !
Two more two go !

Photo Cache said...

ah-may-zinggg shot. i bet your adrenalin propelled you to climb up. looking forward to your adventure.

the donG said...

aw! i should have been there! next time. next time.

ganda ng shot na to rayts.

pieterbie said...

Wow, Rayts, this is superb, what an experience and what a great cloudbase.
Would have liked to have been there as well.

my gulch said...

@pao:
ay naku, nag-sundance (tama ba?) pa kami sa tuktok para lang tumigil ang ulan at lumabas ang araw. hehe. buti na lang at epektib.

@jess:
yakang-yaka mo ang Pulag. gandang mag-picture sa taas.

@Sidney:
not two...but more! ;-)

@photocache:
adrenalin, lahat ng lakas ko binuhos ko na sa pag-akyat, kahit na nahuhuli lagi ako sa pack dahil kaka-picture ng lahat ng makita.

@Dom:
sama ka sa 2nd Charity Climb. pero if you like, merong Talikasan ang UP Mountaineer this Feb, Mount Pulag din. Upcoming nila Mount Pinatubo, April ata.

@peter:
thanks. i hope a lot of people experience what i have felt being at the top of a mountain. it's fulfilling.

the donG said...

puno na rin feb ko. pero akyat kami ng pinatubo sa feb 28.

Toe said...

Spectacular! :) I miss bloghopping here Rayts! Ang dami kong na-miss na adventures mo. At nagpagupit ka pala ng buhok. :)

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