After our exhausting climb in Lake Janagdan, we were met by a spectacular scenery, yet we were also greeted by danger that lurked in the corner. As I trod along the majestic trail, there was an instant when I held on to a thorny plant and the thorns pierced both of my palms. I almost cried because of the pain. Watch that video if you haven’t seen it yet.
The next day we summitted the peak of the highest mountain in Eastern Visayas, Mt. Aminduen also known as Alto Peak. I thought it would just be an ordinary hard climb but I was wrong. The climb was really tough especially for a beginner like me. It was really, really hard. It was basically a technical climb. There were parts of the trail where we used ropes where we held on while climbing up.
Anway,without any further delay, here’s my vlog about my first ever major climb.
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Some tips to consider :
- Wearing gloves is recommended.
- Always check the weather and be prepared for any eventuality.
- Important Note : Always LEAVE NO TRACE
How to get there :
Book your tour with CALEGUID, contact Kuya Ramil at this number 0921-724-3042. They will not just offer the tour guiding services but also the transportation as well.
Estimated Expenses :
Guide Fee : Php 300.00 for one day tour , Php 500.00 overnight
Registration Fee : Php 25.00
Transportation Fee : Php 2,000.00 back and forth (since we were 18 in the group we only paid Php 112.00 each)
If you opted to ride Habal Habal from Ormoc City to Brgy Cabintan ( one way only) : Php 200.00
If you choose to ride Jeepney : I don’t have any idea about the fare but I think it’s lesser than the Habal-habal, you can ride a jeepney to Brgy. Cabintan via Ga-as at the Terminal across Public Market and Ormoc Port.
Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them in ALTO PEAK. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potato adventure.