Fitness

Takbo: Conquer Jagged Peak 21km Batulao-Caleruega Reverse

Sunday
June 19, 2016

This day marked my most anticipated run for the year. It was a race through the trails of my favorite mountain, Mt. Batulao! I’ve been waiting for this race since 2015 when trail-running was just a pipe dream. Now that I’m more comfortable with the trails, I’m happy to say that this was my strongest finish for a trail run yet.

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Akyat: Batulao Climb for a Cause

Saturday
April 9, 2016

I was blessed enough to be a contributor for a charity climb. I’ve always wanted to be of service to others, and being able to climb a mountain while doing it just seemed like the best possible scenario. This hike to my father mountain was for the benefit of the NHTA Center for Education in Cainta, Rizal.

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Akyat: Nasugbu Quadrilogy, 4 peaks in 1 day

Friday
March 25, 2016

I stood on the campsite of my mother mountain and looked up at the summit, still barely visible as the moon shone against it at around 04:30 in the morning. I can faintly make out the parrot’s beak beside it and a thought entered my head: After summiting this mountain, I have three more to go for today.

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Akyat: Batulao III

Sunday
March 20, 2016

It’s been a while, and given the issues with the mountain, I’ve purposely avoided hiking Mt. Batulao recently. But I was finally able to return and get the actual blow-by-blow of what’s happening there. The beauty of this mountain is still undeniable, and I am glad to finally get some sense of closure regarding some of the issues with the fees and guideship.

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Akyat: Ba2lao Way back into Batulove

Saturday
August 1, 2015

I don’t think I’ve ever missed an opportunity to announce that Mt. Batulao is my favorite climb. And to prove that, I’ve decided to visit it again. This time, I kept track of the itinerary and cost which I neglected to do on my first climb. So let’s dig in!

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Akyat: Mt. Batulao

Saturday
March 14, 2015

I recently met a new friend who happened to be a veteran mountain climber (she has climbed 14 mountains!!), and after a few days of talking, I told her that I haven’t climbed a mountain ever since Pico de Loro and that I’m itching for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. She invited me to climb Mt. Batulao, a really popular mountain that’s been popping up on my Facebook feed as well. Since I had no other plans for the weekend and I’m a big fan of spontaneity, I agreed. This post summarizes my experiences for that climb. (Image-heavy post ahead)

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