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My first Pulag attempt

05 Mar

Date : February 13 – 15, 2015
Where: Mt. Pulag, Benguet Philippines

We called it the Valentine’s Trek. Joined with old and new friends, We climbed Luzon’s highest mountain. The coldest peak in the Philippines, the most popular. It is 2,922 meters above sea level and is known for its sea of clouds.

From Cebu, we fly for our first major climb in Luzon. We arrived in Baguio city at around 5am in the morning. Then we travel for another 3 hours to Kabayan where we will have our orientation, get our guide and porter and jump off to what they call the “Killer Trail”, The Akiki – Ambangeg trail.

We are able to go to the peak even the weather was not in our favor. But maybe it is Pulag’s way of saying… I want you to come back.

Anyway, here’s a few of my favorite shots

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Akiki’s first view after first assault

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Second stop, into the Woods

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Climbing is a challenge… including carrying your survival pack

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Relax, life is a journey

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Happiness is real when shared

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Let’s start dringking?

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Wild flower

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Solid rock

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The bridge is mine -master Steve

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Stop and appreciate the beauty of your trail

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Good morning from 1,660 meters above sea level

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My power breakfast

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Rest and breakfast here

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While waiting…let’s feel the breeze

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Ok PINE…trees.

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Akiki trail Marlboro

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8:14am, 2,025 meters above sea level.

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View while having our lunch

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Love bears in the Akiki trail

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Last shot on good weather. Going to grassland

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We arrived at the saddle campsite. Weather is getting extreme.

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Unable to have this at Pulag’s peak due to bad weather.

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After climb cheers

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Celebrating with new friends

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We will return …

It was another memorable climb, I plan to take the Ambangeg trail in my next Pulag visit. Hope weather will be on our side by then.

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Adventures

 

2 responses to “My first Pulag attempt

  1. Adrenaline Romance

    March 6, 2015 at 7:03 am

    It was fun climbing with you, guys! ’till our next climb!

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  2. Zane

    March 6, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Nice one Rolly… Hope you made one in our Kanlaon… hahahaha 🙂 THUMBS UP!!! 🙂

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