Hiked to: Mt. Ugo Traverse [Dayhike Edition]

Sunday,
January 8, 2017

After missing out on climbing this mountain last year, I just had to get it done ASAP. Fortunately, there was one last slot for an Ugo dayhike on my feed. I grabbed it immediately after my initial plans for the weekend got cancelled. Thank you, universe, for the timing. Finally, I got the chance to walk Mt. Ugo’s trails! Bucketlist mountain crossed off.

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Monte Alba 21km

Saturday
December 17, 2016

It’s a bit late, but I just have to share my year-ending trail race experience. Once again, I return to Wawa in Montalban, this time to run for Team Marupok’s Monte Alba event.

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Hiked to: Mt. Arayat

Wednesday
November 30, 2016

After passing by the sleeping giant of the north so many times, I was finally able to climb the awesome mountain of Arayat. When I started to hike, I promised to climb it one day, and after a small amount of time (years) I was finally able to deliver on that promise.

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Hiked to: Tirad Pass

 

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Saturday to Sunday
November 19-20, 2016

One of the most curious peaks I’ve wanted to hike is the historical trail of Tirad pass. Every Filipino student knows of this place because it’s the location of the local version of the battle of Thermopylae. Here in the narrow trails of Ilocos Sur, the young General Gregorio del Pilar and a handful of men fended off hundreds of American soldiers in order for Emilio Aguinaldo to escape american hands. It was a delight to walk where true heroes died for our country, and here I will share the experience.

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Conquer 7 Summits 60km

Saturday
November 5, 2016

I braced myself for the longest run of my life. And without much specialized training, I relied on my muscle memory and experience with previous ultras to get through this race. Fortunately, I was able to cross the finish line with everything intact. Here are some snippets of the experience.

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