Malarayat Trilogy

Malarayat Trilogy

Malarayat Trilogy By: Avs Elfa The Malarayat Trilogy (Malipunyo – Biak na Bundok – Manabu) is the final minor climb for batch 12 and part of the application. Participants meet-up in Mcdonald’s Pasay around 0330H. After an hour, everyone headed to Buendia to rode a bus going to Lipa, Batangas. After getting off the bus in SM Lipa, everyone has to rent a tricycle going […]

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Love Out Loud v7 by Anon

Love Out Loud v7 by Anon

Love Out Loud v7 by Anon On the 26th of July, we felt so blessed! An hour before noon, we were so crammed with lots of things to do as we prepare to meet the children of Maranatha Chruch at GMA, Cavite later that day. I remembered skipping lunch just to make sure that we have everything in order: notebooks lined up prettily, papers finely stacked together, and pencils […]

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Journey to Mt.Tibig

Journey to Mt.Tibig

Journey to Mt.Tibig By:Lester Distrajo Mt. Tibig (GMT Batch 12 – Second Training Climb) As we approach the home stretch of our application, the Team chose Mt. Tibig for our second to the last training climb. Mt. Tibig stands only 563 MASL and resides in the outskirts of Lobo, Batangas. This mountain is categorized as a minor hike with 2/9 level of difficulty. The climb may […]

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GMT Inc. Batch 12 Basic Mountaineering Course

GMT Inc. Batch 12 Basic Mountaineering Course

GMT Inc. Batch 12 Basic Mountaineering Course By: Kim Bryan Lambert Batch 12 applicants of Green Mountain Tribe took the Basic Mountaineering Course organized by GMT itself last 16-17 July 2016 in Layon Bilog (at the feet of Mt. Talamitam), Nasugbu, Batangas. Basic Mountaineering Course is the discussion of the pre-climb preparation, pre-climb meeting, trip to jump off point, climb proper, post climb, the leave […]

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Last Climb of the Year

Last Climb of the Year

Last Climb of the Year I won’t lie. I’m not your run-of-the-mill hiker. My idea of a major climb preparation is half-assed jogging. There’s no stopping me now — not my chubby arms and legs, my lack of gear and training nor the incessant nagging from my loved ones. I will hear none of it. #YOLO So there I was, bright eyed and sweaty at […]

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frailty: napulauan

frailty: napulauan

frailty: napulauan Author: Sir Kevin Jason Sarfati Manuel Photos by: sir kevin Jason Sarfati Manuel Napulauan is a mountain i’ve always been curious about ever since mountaineers have mentioned it with gentle reverence — and now i think i know why. from the get-go, monumental rice terraces question your existence with an unshakable presence that speaks of the almost super-human nature of the people who […]

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First Training Climb Never Dies

First Training Climb Never Dies

First Training Climb Never Dies Date : August 14, 2016 Location : Mt Apayang traverse Mt. Talamitam (Batangas, City) Nothing can hinder the training climb, even the heaviest rainfall. It was still a green light for the batch 12 to have their first training climb as part of the application to be a member of GMT. Despite the fact that some applicants were not able […]

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Mt. Manabu Chillax (Birthday Climb)

Mt. Manabu Chillax (Birthday Climb)

Location: Sto. Tomas, Batangas Jump-off Point: Sulok, Brgy. Sta Cruz, Sto. Tomas Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9 Ang napiling akyatin ng grupo para sa Fun Climb noong July 30-31, 2016 ay ang Mt. Manabu, ito ay isa sa mga bundok na madaling akyatin kahit ang pangalan nito ay hango sa salitang “Mataas na bundok”. […]

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Mt. Natib Day Hike

Mt. Natib Day Hike

Mt. Natib Day Hike   Mt Natib Climb (Backtrail IT with trail running on the descent) 07 August 2016, 3rd training climb for K2D The third training climb of Green Mountain Tribe for the multi-dayhike Mount Kitanglad – Mount Dulang-Dulang reverse-traverse was held in Mt. Natib in Orani, Bataan, 14°43′ N; 120°24′ E (PHIVOCS). A mere two to three-hour drive from Manila, it is another common […]

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Of faith, fate and chance; a journey to the magnificent Mount Apo

Of faith, fate and chance; a journey to the magnificent Mount Apo

Of faith, fate and chance; a journey to the magnificent Mount Apo by Daenna Angela Ah Wednesday. I started the day stuffing my bag in a haze, forgetting one too many things, oblivious to what is to come and become of me in the next few days. Bound for Davao to meet the majestic grandfather of all Philippine mountains, I felt panic finally struck me […]

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RELENTLESS: A Mountainous Essay of the Toong Trail

RELENTLESS: A Mountainous Essay of the Toong Trail

RELENTLESS: A Mountainous Essay of the Toong Trail (The author of this post claims to be a seasoned climber and trekked Mt.Batulao Via Kaybunga to Toong Trail which is not advisable for new hikers and during rainy season.) Spell HARDCORE? It’s T-O-O-N-G! This might be a little overrated for other knowledgeable mountaineers out there. But for someone whose passion for this career is a little on […]

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The BMC – View My World

The BMC – View My World

The BMC – View My World   Last weekend I took a Basic Mountaineering Course which was organized by Green Mountain Tribe (GMT). It is a two day course of information overload with practical exams after. The discussion revolves around Leave No Trace Principle, basic first aid and  ropemanship. At the end of the class we were given the chance to do rappelling which I […]

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Trained at Tibig – View My World

Trained at Tibig – View My World

Trained at Tibig – View My World LOBO, Batangas – Part of our application with Green Mountain Tribe is our participation on Training Climb. Prior to our climb, we’re divided into two groups, Group 1 – Avs*, Mabel, Martin, Julius, Joms, Kelvin Group 2 – Donna*, Kim, Mimi, Reynald, Mafe, Lester and April *Group Leader These groups are for the food assignments and group activities […]

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