Apr 22, 2012

I was a Certified Mountain Addict.

You're a certified mountain addict if :

These words keep ringing inside your head: Barlig-Batad, Hungduan-Hapao, Kayapa-Itogon, Atok-Kabayan, Yumbing-Ardent, Magalang-Bano, Sibulan-Kidapawan, Sibuyan, Limatik, Kabunian, Bulusan, Dayhike Traverse, Mayon, Bangiiinnnn...

Reading climb itineraries is your comfort when you are lonely.

You daydream of every mountain you have summited, and of those you haven’t yet.

You keep a journal of your mountain plans.

Your jaws drop each time you pass by a small rocky hill on the road and you salivate as you stare at it in awe.

Your bonus ends up nil, you spent it all on your dream climb.

You have more mountain clothes in your wardrobe than normal office/casual clothes.

You climb solo because you really want that mountain so bad.

You dance crossing landslides.

You plan mountain climbs like there is no tomorrow.

You are always envious of hardcores.

You always check out vertical structures and assess if they are “climbable”.

You feel giddy at every jumpoff.

And last but not the least... your friends shut you off during lunch talks because you cant stop blabbering about the mountain.

.... tamad na ako dagdagan nyo na lang.

"Originally posted in Multiply, December 10, 2008. To be young and restless, it was priceless"