Monday, November 30, 2009

Unang Pamumundok sa Mt. Batulao, Batangas

Mt Batulao
November 29, 2009 – Batulao, Batangas


welcome to mt. batulao, nasugbu batangas



gary b., drunkenlily, winceth, silverprex and jayrulezzz - hydrice at the back of the cam 

Two days ago I was invited by cindy aka drunkenlilly to join them in their climb during our small gathering at gilligans-makati, parang usapang lasing pa. without any hesitation, nag-oo ako, not considering the things that I should bring, i am not prepared. i would say it was really an abrupt decision. pagkakataon na to conquer the mountain. sa totoo lang, di ko pa naranasang mamundok. the plan was finalized the same night. the climb was scheduled same day with new balance power run. right after the race, i went directly to pasay terminal to meet the group, cindy, lorie, gary b., pat and carlo. we took the bus going nasugbu batangas. on our way, i felt some pain in my calf, not yet fully recovered with my previous race. when we arrived in batulao, the pain was overcome by my excitement. time to enjoy the walk, the climb, the nature.
i respect the mountaineers the way they respect others especially the locals. iba pala pag-umaakyat. long tiring walk, but making sure that i will enjoy every step I do. daming kwento na may kwenta, tawanan at iyakan (referring to lorie). we arrived at the camp site before 17:00h, prepared our things and built the tent. gary b. and cindz cooked for us. sarap ng adobo at bolognese sausage, rated gary b. 5 stars. syempre after kainan inuman which transformed us from comedy to drama.

malalim na  usapan between pat, cindy and me, same with lorie and carlo, the never-ending laughter man. sa mandaling salita natapos ang inuman at exactly 00:29h. i woke-up later than my expected time. i planned to hit the summit and wait for the sunrise, pero hindi ako nagising. not to spoil my time, I asked lorie to join me to summit. this was our first climb syempre first summit din. hirap pala. eto lang nasabi ko “astig”. isa sa di ko malilimutan sa summit ay ang mangutang kay aling mountain dew. we forgot to bring money, face value na lang pinangtapat namin. we went back to camp site, syempre sobrang kwento kami ni lorie. we packed our things but before we leave of course class pic (takbo.ph ritual). conquering mt. batulao is one of the experiences that i will treasure, same with the people who patiently accompanied me. salamat cindy, carlo, lorie, pat at gary b. sa uultin

summit of mt. batulao

sunrise

ang inutang na mt. dew w/ lorie

my first class pic w/ t.ph on the mountain - di sa race yan

*ang ibang litrato ay kuha ni carlo serrano

3 comments:

mgrozman said...

Batangas has so many wonderfull view. you should try mataas na kahoy or
nasugbu in batangas.

BatangasNgaun said...

yup sarap nga mag mountain climbing sa batangas na try ko na rin ung bundok sa sto tomas this summer mag beach kme sa balete ng mga relatives ko sa balayan

lito said...

ang dami talgang mgaganda sa batangas batangas

im proud to be batangueno