ByahengNorte: Sagada’s Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins


One does not need a guide to go/visit the Echo Valley where one can walk to and visit the 13 hanging coffins. From the town center of Sagada, inquire where the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Episcopal Church ) is located. It is about 5-10 minutes away from the town center. Use the steps…

ByahengNorte: Bomod-Ok Falls


The word Bomod-Ok simply means big and so this is also known as the big falls in Sagada. Bomod-ok Falls is one of the priority destinations in Sagada. Although time-consuming and physically draining, the trek to the Big Falls is all worth it. You have spectacular view of the rice terraces, get mesmerized by the…

Sächsische Schweiz: Saxonian Switzerland National Park


A chance to travel at Germany gives me the opportunity not only to see the amazing castles but also to wander their beautiful and majestic scenery. And thanks to my ever accomodating buddy Torsten, I can now show you through this blog how lucky I am to experience climbing this wonderful hills. 🙂

The never ending trail of Mt. Tapulao


29 hours climb in the making….if someone will ask me to go back here I would say thank you very much but… “NO”… 😛 Mt. Tapulao as they called it “Poor Man’s Pulag”… will definitely give you a heck of none stop walking… if you’re planning to trek this mountain pls. don’t forget to bring…

Mt. Romelo and it’s magical falls


Mt. Romelo – popularly known as Famy, is located in Famy, Laguna and is part of the legendary Sierra Madre Mountain Range with a 300+ MASL. It is the most accessible hiking destination for Manileños because travel time is just three hours from Manila. It is flanked with five majestic waterfalls namely Buruwisan – the…

Conquering Mt. Kinabalu at 81 Years Old


Four years ago I start climbing mountains; my first encounter was with Mt. Pico de Loro. My mother mountain teaches me more than patience and endurance but also help me prove that I can overcome my health problem – “the inflammatory disorder”. Since then I became in love with trekking and dream of climbing more….

Climb Advisory: Beware of theft in Mt. Sembrano and Mt. Romelo!


Source: Sir Gid’s Website PinoyMountaineer.com periodically issues “Hiking advisories” as a form of warning to fellow climbers as regards conditions in various mountains. However, they are a matter of personal opinion and must be read in that light. In response to reports of theft in Mt. Sembrano and Mt. Romelo, and the apparent lack of…

The Creepy Balete Forest


The gnarled Balete tree can be found as wild or culture tree almost everywhere in the tropics. It is told, that already Robinson Crusoe has allegedly lived in a Balete tree. In the Philippines it grows in almost all regions pines. “Banyan-Tree” and “Balete-Tree” are also common names. The Balete tree is belonging to the…

Kwento buhat sa Mt. Batulao: Ang mga ngiti ng aming kaibigang si Joselito


Nakilala namin si Joselito ang labing-isang taong bata na nagturo sa amin kung paanong maging masaya sa kabila ng kahirapan ng buhay. Habang kami’y naglalakad nakita ko sa kanya ang pag-asa, ang isang pangarap, ang pagmamahal. Anim na magkakapatid sina Joselito, sya ang pang-apat bago ang bunso. Sa halip na maglaro dahil bakasyon naman nakikipag-unahan…

Si Mang Peryeng at ang kanyang kapeng barako!


  Sa tuwing hihigupin ko ang ang kape naalala ko si Mang Peryeng. Si Mang Peryeng ay mahigit dalawang (2) dekada ng naninirahang magisa sa itaas ng Mt. Manabu.Saludo ako kay Mang Peryeng halos apat na taon na akong umaakyat ng mga bundok at marami na rin akong nakilalang mga lokals, pero naiiba si Mang…

So you wanna go mountaineering?


If you’re a landscape freak or simply a photographer looking for fresh subjects to take, mountaineering is an activity that could unleash a horde of photo opportunities. Imagine those Ansel Adams landscapes, macro flower shots, or simply star trails in the night. If you’re lucky, your itinerary would include a brief stopover at a remote…