One of my hobbies is climbing mountains. It’s hard in the beginning, but once you reach the summit, napakasarap sa pakiramdam.
You can shout at your heart’s content, and let all the burdens out. Ang saya lang gawin nun.
We are 12 in our group. Ung iba beginners sa pak-akyat pero kinaya naman. Mt. Pulag in Kabayan, Benguet is the highest mountain in Luzon and third in the Philippines.
From Baguio, it’s 3 to 4 hours ride to Kabayan. Since malamig na at baka hindi namin kayanin ang lamig sa camp 2, nag-stay kami sa camp 1. Dun kami nagpalipas ng gabi then we woke up early to climb the summit. 4:30 AM we are all set to climb.
Coffee and bread for our breakfast then we started climbing. 2 1/2 hours hiking then we reach camp 2. Since beginners ang mga kasama, rest muna sa camp 2 at hindi mawawala syempre ang snacks.
From camp 2, mga 2 hours pa to reach the summit. Alanganin na kaming makarating before the sunrise pero kailangan ituloy pa rin.
Heto na ang aking mga kasama, “picture muna” at lingon naman sila kahit pagod na.
A picture of the forest and a flora. Nakakawala ng pagod sa pak-akyat.
At last we reach the summit after 2 hours of hiking from camp 2. We are hungry but excited to take photos even when our hans are freezing. Umambon din, thank God we we have our raincoats.
At the summit. This is me still wearing my raincoat even the rain stopped. Hoping that the raincoat will keep me warm since I’m freezing and it’s giving me a headache.
THINGS MUST HAVE IN CLIMBING MT. PULAG
- Food and water (suggested: chocolates, hard boiled eggs, bread)
- Extra clothes
- Thick jacket
- Thick socks ( in the summit, it drops from 1 to 5 degrees from December to February)
- Rain coat (in case it rains)