Hello mountaineers who happen to stray into my blog. I’ll be in Palawan on June 6-13, 2012 and I’m planning to climb Mt. Mantalingajan. I can hear gasps of disbelief and questions on my sanity.
Yes, I’m aware it is rated 9/9 on the difficulty scale and it normally takes five days to climb. Believe me, I have been in a perpetual state of terror over this in the past two months. I know it sounds like another suicide mission, much like what I did with D2K, but I promise you I am taking this very seriously. My running shoes haven’t seen this much action since, well, ever and I’ve gone haywire throwing myself at every training climb there is.
If you want to join me on this craziness challenge, leave a comment below or send an email to nagbabasangpinoy[at]gmail.com. I’ll send you details of the itinerary and expenses. The goal is to just have a small group of 4-5 people for the climb. Indigenous groups live in the area and it would be too invasive to the local community to have a large party swarming their home. So far, one has confirmed and another has signified interest in joining. Please let me know asap if you’re interested. Thanks!