I used to have a sedentary lifestyle where i am satisfied spending my whole day at home sleeping, eating, baking pastries or cooking dishes with mom.
That life has changed when i got an invite from a very good friend to join a group c/o Trail Adventours for an awesome adventure at Mt. Daguldul in San Juan, Batangas.
Emails were sent for the itinerary and things to bring. Being a newb/noob i was, i started to panic since i didn't have packs and other gears for this trip (hello laptop bags, hand bags,stilletos, wedges and boots). Of course, since i am a cheepo and didn't want to spend lots of bucks just for one trip, i looked for alternatives. I borrowed Kuya's backpack then good thing he also asked me to buy adventure sandals before.
|Krooberg: My semi-reliable sandals|
Around 2:30am, the adventure guides arrived and they asked us to settle inside the van so we can leave. Upon boarding the van, we were all so quiet, i closed my eyes and uttered a silent prayer to ask guidance from God to protect and shield us from any harm. We also took a power nap to get ourselves ready for the adventure we were about to face.
6:00am we arrived at Batangas, did some stretch and started our trek.
I'll let the pictures do the talking:
|Start of the trek|
|Take 5: 1st stop|
|Our adventure photographer who became a very good friend of mine: Kuya Luis :)|
|With my best friend who introduced me to this world (pardon the get up i'm a noob remember?)|
|My awesome climb/travel buddies, L-R (Ben, Michael, Crisza, Leo, Sir Mon)|
|Summit: Group Pic|
Around 4:30PM we reached the beach front and as a reward, we swam and relaxed our body with the help of salt water.
6:30PM we left the place and headed back to Manila.
|My very first group climb August 31, 2013|
Overall, it was memorable and very fun experience. With my awesome company, i'm sure that it was not the first and the last time. Bringing only the adventurous and dare devil me, i was able to complete the trip. Thanks to our Adventure Guides who were patient and kind enough to wait and push us to reach the summit!
Things i learned:
- Always do the research
- know what to expect
- feel free to ask questions
- Water is your bestfriend
- DO NOT wear jewelries (hoop earrings, hello?)
- Always bring sense of adventure. Dare yourself!
Category: Sea & Summit
Location: Laiya, Batangas
Elevation: 670+ MASL
Trail Difficulty: 3 / 10
Over All Difficulty: 3 / 10
Adventure Duration: 1
|02:30 AM||ETD Manila|
|06:00 AM||ETA Jump off point|
|06:30 AM||Start trek- Beach front|
|07:30 AM||Start ascent.|
|12:00 PM||ETA summit (Lunch and Explore)|
|01:30 PM||Start Descent|
|04:30 PM||ETA Beach font|
|05:30 PM||ETA Jump off point. Swim and wash up|
|07:30 PM||ETD for Manila|
|11:00 PM||ETA for Manila|
Our Adventure Guides:
Joel Grande & Robee Singson
Don't forget to check their site and book on one(or more) trips: Trail Adventours