You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. 
― René Daumal

Arayat (Pampanga)

Balingkilat (Zambales)

Batulao (Batangas)

Bulusan (Sorsogon)
Bulusan jumpoff

Cristobal (Quezon)
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Dayungan (Zambales)

Dulang-Dulang (Bukidnon)

Dulang-Dulang – Kitanglad (Bukidnon)

Guiting-Guiting (Romblon)

Gulugod Baboy (Batangas)
Gulugod Baboy

Iglit (Occidental Mindoro)

Iraya (Batanes)

Kalatungan (Bukidnon)

Kanlaon (Negros Occidental)
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Kapugan (Ifugao)
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Linabo Peak (Zamboanga Del Norte)
Linabo Peak

Mabilog (Laguna)
Mabilog lake

Maculot (Batangas)
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Maculot – Manabu (Batangas)

Makiling (Laguna)
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Malindang (Misamis Occidental)

Malindig (Marinduque)

Mantalingajan (Palawan)

Palali (Nueva Vizcaya)
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Pico De Loro (Cavite)
Pico de Loro parrot's beak

Pico De Loro – Batulao (Cavite-Batangas)

Pulong Bato (Zamboanga Del Sur)
Pulong Bato

Romelo (Laguna)
Buruwisan Falls

Sembrano (Rizal)

Tagapo – Sembrano (Rizal)

Talinis (Negros Oriental)
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Tapulao (Zambales)
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Tarak Ridge (Bataan)
Tarak Ridge

Thumbpeak (Palawan)

Timbak (Benguet)

Ugo (Benguet)

Victoria (Palawan)
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33 thoughts on “Climbs

    1. Tintin Post author

      I’m lucky enough to live in the Philippines so I get to climb mountains with beautiful rainforests (at least those which aren’t denuded yet) and grasslands. But it’d be great to explore mountains in the temperate regions as well. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    1. Tintin Post author

      That would be Mt. Dulang-Dulang, the second highest peak in the Philippines at 2,938 meters above sea level. I haven’t been to our country’s highest mountain yet but I hope to change that one of these days. Thanks for dropping by!

  1. Roks

    I’m a fan!! Lol. Well anyway, I’ve just added G2 and D2K to my bucket list but my group doesn’t want to go with me, yet. If ever they change their minds, in two to three years :P, we’ll be using this as a reference. Thanks so much for this and more mountains to climb Ma’am Tin. 😀

    1. Tintin Post author

      Thanks Roks! Hope you’d get to climb d2k and G2 soon. They’re two of the most beautiful mountains I’ve ever been to. See you around!

  2. adventurouskikay

    Haha, dipa maayos yung blog ko, i’m starting palang..heheh..bigyan mo nga ako mga tips on how can I make it better..I really like your stories and the way you wrote them…

    1. Tintin Post author

      Ilabas ang likas na pagkasira-ulo sa pagsusulat ng blog. It turns out eh bentang-benta pala ‘yon sa mga tao for some reason. Hehehe.

  3. Ranjit

    Great shots Kristine! Only wish they were larger… Laguna waterfall is beautiful! You must visit India if you want to climb higher…and see some awesome places! Take care. 🙂

    1. Tintin Post author

      Thanks, Ranjit! I’d love to visit India for climbing! Incidentally, just got an email from another reader yesterday about beautiful hiking spots in southern India that I should check out. I really appreciate the good traffic and feedback I’m getting these days from your part of the world. Thanks so much!

  4. Jayson

    Ma’am Tintin you’ve just fulfilled one of my dream climb in the Philippines (G2). I badly want to reach its summit 😦 but too bad my schedule doesn’t fit to climb any mountains these days.. :(( I miss climbing mountains.. I’m always reading your blogs and really gives me a smile on my face (just reminiscing the old times I am actually climbing mountains).

    More power to you and your company Ma’am tintin..

    1. Tintin Post author

      Thanks, Sir! G2 is one of my most memorable climbs. I hope you could make time on your sched and do it, too. So worth it. Thanks for reading and I’m glad my posts made you smile somehow. All the best to you!

  5. Jayson

    Indeed it will be one of your memorable climb (of course with a hangover, as i’ve read in your G2 blog) 🙂
    Thank you ma’am I hope that i can climb it next year when i come back in the Philippines.
    See you in the summit 🙂

  6. Jayson

    One question ma’am,., About the infamous Kiss the Wall part, im just wandering if it really is dangerous and hard or very scary as it looks?

    1. Tintin Post author

      There is danger since you might fall off a cliff and die if you make a misstep but crossing it is fairly manageable (even for someone like me and God knows I’m a nervous wreck). And the Kiss the Wall part is just a short portion on the trail. I had a harder time in Hillary’s Pass right before the summit. I couldn’t position myself properly and reach stable handholds so my companions had to hoist me up.

  7. Jayson

    That’s a valuable information and im thanking you for that ma’am.. Because as i am searching for the pictures and some posts in Kiss the Wall part, just by looking at it brings chill down to my spine.
    Now i’m excited to climb G2. I will definitely climb it 🙂
    Thanks for the info ma’am..

  8. Toni

    Hi Tintin,
    Just wanna get a feedback on your Mt. Malindang trek. Will be in Oroquieta City on Dec and would like to try tackle that mountain.


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