Baliktanaw: Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

And just like that, 2015 is almost over. It’s been awfully fast in my opinion, but it has been filled with lots of juicy content.
I’ve dubbed 2015 my “renaissance year” because this is the year I’ve decided to go out of my comfort zone and try new things that life offers.

In this post I’ll be summarizing my year and also making a short list of things to improve on for the next. Here we go!

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Mt. Lubog

December 13, 2015

On most climbs, my legs get sore first, usually followed by my arms and shoulders when there are technical parts. But in my Mt. Lubog adventure, it was my butt that took most of the beating. Why? The answer is just one compound word: habal-habal.

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Hike, Miscellaneous

Isip: Inherent Mountain Advantages

Aside from being fitness-inclined, I’ve noticed a few traits I have that make it easier for me to climb a mountain. I believe each one of us is different and we all have traits that make us more adapted to particular sets of activities. Here, I try to explain the inherent adaptations I have and how they prove to be useful in hiking.

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola

December 5, 2015

I did not expect to follow up climbing Luzon’s highest mountain by climbing the country’s lowest mountains. I found this really funny and reflected on how life gives us ironic moments like this. And when the mountains call, it’s hard to resist. So here’s my dayhike into the sitio Madlum mountains.

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Mt. Pulag

Saturday to Monday
November 28-30, 2015

Standing at 2,922 meters above sea level, the summit of Mt. Pulag is the highest point in Luzon. And since climbing the tallest mountain in this island group isn’t enough, we decided to hike up the “killer” Akiki trail.

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Isip: Turning memories into words

If it’s not that obvious yet, I am a sucker for documenting things. From itineraries to lists, to everyday happenings, I love collecting memories and placing them somewhere I can revisit them.

This is probably why I have a notable collection of notebooks. Waaaay more notebooks than I can use on a regular basis.

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Tarak Ridge

November 19, 2015

Words can’t express how happy I am with this climb. This has always been a goal climb of mine and after achieving it, I wanna keep coming back. Here are the nitty-gritty details of my Tarak ridge (1,130+) dayhike.

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