Mt. Tres Marias (Part 2): Ethereal Forest

The cold morning mist starts rolling out, leaving dews on the leaves. It was a cold morning in Mt. Tres Marias. I woke up with my jacket on while struggling to find my glasses. I heard the clanking sounds from the spot where we cooked our meals. As I went out from my small tent,…

Mt. Tres Marias (Part 1): Enchantress of Biliran

Mt. Tres Marias (Three Marias). Three adjacent peaks snatching the title of being the highest points of Biliran. The lady name implicates the enchanting nature of the peaks. As seen and read from the logs of other mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts, Mt. Tres Marias offers a mossy and shady trail with chances of meeting vipers…

Mt. Talinis (Cuernos de Negros) Major Climb Part 4 : The Last Descent

Another freezing morning and everybody was getting lazier knowing that this will be our last day. The Rancho area, which serves as another camping site in Mt. Talinis, was covered with mist. Morning routine on the mountains as usual. Cook, eat, prep, break camp and quick photo-op. But before anything else, better get rid of…

Mt. Talinis (Cuernos de Negros) Major Climb Part 1 : Leg Busting Ascents

Mt. Talinis, or also known as “Cuernos de Negros” (Horns of Negros) is another mountain that the Negros island can boastfully add in its portfolio. The mountain is located nearest to the municipality of Valencia, Negros Oriental. Standing 1,903 MASL, it ranks second tallest mountain in Negros next to Mt. Kanlaon. Mt. Talinis is not…

Mount Pulag – My First Major Climb

Mount Pulag is located in Kabayan, Benguet. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 metres (9,587 ft) above sea level. Baguio, usually is the starting point of most climbers. It was September of 2014 when we climbed Mt. Pulag. This should have been just a side-trip for our Sagada itinerary, but eventually, in my opinion, this became the…