Pinoy Mountaineer

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Site Description: is your guide to hiking and mountain climbing in the Philippines. Visit the site to get updated information on Philippine mountains. Get tropical backpacking and trekking tips, as well as health advice for the outdoors.
Date Joined: Jul 22, 2009

Tags: mountaineering, hiking, mountains, bundok, trekking

Latest Blog Posts

Photoessay: Mt. Ragang - Images of Mindanao's Most Elusive Peak
on Apr 13, 2013 in armm piapayungan ragang photoessay At the mossy forest summit of Mt. Ragang On April 4, 2013, My team and I reached the summit of Mt. Ragang, in what might be the first climb done by outsiders up the mountain, which lies at the heart of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. We fo...

Eulogy: Victor Joel Ayson, photographer, mountaineer, and friend (1986-2013)
on Apr 12, 2013 in Victor Ayson in memoriam Victor Joel Ayson (1986-2013) The pictures that we take are windows to our souls. They reveal how we see ourselves, and how we see the world around us. The pictures Victor Joel Ayson took evoked a world full of beauty and adventure. "Great things a...

Mountain News: Mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson missing in Mt.Maculot
on Apr 12, 2013 in incidents Maculot news Victor Ayson disappearances FINAL UPDATE (4/13/13 1650H): The body of Victor Ayson was found beneath the Rockies, near the banks of Taal Lake, this morning. "I'm very sad to hear about the news that the body of Victor Ayson has been found in Mt. Maculot today. I join the whole...

PinoyMountaineer in Action Asia magazine's March-April 2013 issue
on Apr 10, 2013 in media appearances action asia A few weeks ago in Sagada, I came upon a copy of the old Action Asia guidebook for the Philippines. It was fascinating: Back then, many of the mountains that are popular now - like Sicapoo and even the Dulang-Dulang-Kitanglad traverse, were unheard o...

Hiking matters #336: Mt. Maculot in the aftermath of Victor Ayson's disappearance
on Apr 9, 2013 in Maculot Victor Ayson Hiking matters LIPA, BATANGAS - Yesterday, a week after Victor Ayson climbed Mt. Maculot's Rockies, I headed to the mountain to see the situation and offer my support to the family and friends of the missing mountaineer. I had just arrived from Mindanao, coming fro...

Hiking matters #335: Successful ascent of Mt. Ragang
on Apr 8, 2013 in Exploration armm ragang Hiking matters The Piapayungan Range as viewed from the trailhead On April 4, 2013, 1205H, I together with Reynaldo Nalda, Lance Dy, reached the summit of Mt. Ragang together with our esteemed local guides. It was a very challenging trek, meriting a Difficulty 9/9...

Viewpoint: Solo climbing is a personal choice and a personal responsibility
on Apr 8, 2013 in guest posts solo hiking news viewpoints francis quinon by Francis Quinon Blogger's note: I picked up this set of interesting comments by Francis Quinon on Facebook and with his consent, I have taken the liberty of posting them here for the benefit of all.  Emotions are ripe when things go wrong -...

Mountain News: Mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson still missing in Mt.Maculot
on Apr 8, 2013 in incidents Maculot news Victor Ayson disappearances UPDATE (4/9/13 1947H): There is still no news regarding Victor Ayson. Meanwhile, Mt. Maculot remains open but the trails in the New Trail have become slippery with sand and dust following the influx of hikers and rescuers in the past weeks. LIPA, BA...

Mountain News: Mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson still missing in Mt. Maculot
on Apr 6, 2013 in incidents Maculot news Victor Ayson disappearances LIPA, BATANGAS - On Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson, 27, who had just returned from a successful hike of Mt. Guiting-Guiting, proceeded from Batangas pier to Cuenca to do a morning hike of Mt. Maculot's Rockies. He has do...

Call for Help: Mountaineer Victor Ayson, missing in Mt. Maculot
on Apr 4, 2013 in news CAGAYAN DE ORO - I just got back after doing a long hike in ARMM and it is only now that I heard about Victor Ayson who is still missing from a hike in Mt. Maculot. To all the hikers and common friends who contacted me about this, sorry for the late...

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