Sep 25, 2011

Itinerary: Mt. Talomo

There were two known trails in Mt. Talomo, the Baracatan trail and the Tamayong trail. Before my climb in Mt. Talomo, I have heard only of the Tamayong trail. It is where the true summit is. However upon research, I was invited to climb the Baracatan side, with the Baracatan peak as the highest point, just across the Tamayong peak. Here are my collections of notes on the two trails.

Sep 23, 2011

How to Prepare a Trail Mix

In my previous post regarding outdoor nutrition, I promised to write about how to prepare a home-made trail mix. To those unfamiliar with the term - a trail mix is a combination of dried fruits, nuts, grains and sometimes chocolate… which is most of the time brought on an outdoor activity and is oftentimes a desirable snack because it is lightweight, nutritious, filling and gives that very much needed energy boost.

Sep 11, 2011

How I Divided the Expenses After Mt.Kalatungan Climb

Come to think of it, the climb appeared to be a bit expensive. Must be that habal ride going home. It costed us php500 pax for a 3hour ride from Talakag to Aglayan, Bukidnon.

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The Climb Checklist Shirt

This goes way back to my younger years in mountain climbing. I also got an orange version of this. Too bad they don't fit me anymore.
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Sep 10, 2011

Camp Food: TINAPAntastik Ulalammm

Something I found at the grocery, and first thing that came to mind is how handy this will be on a climb. I am a picky eater, having a pesco-vegetarian or junk food diet. Something other than my canned tuna BFF.

Directions at the back suggested that it can be reheated by soaking the pack in hot water for 5minutes. It is not microwavable. Servings indicated that this can feed 2 persons, but knowing that all climbers eat beyond their usual food serving I presume this can nourish only one hiker.

Being in a plastic pack makes it lighter as versus canned goods and more desirable to light packers, but can be an issue with the environmentalists. But for me this is perfect, all it needs is a little taste test and who knows I might find yet another addition to my climb "buddies".

I will update this blog regarding the result of the taste test, or might delete this post all the same if the outcome turns out to be horrible.

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