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Mt. Batulao – The Rappelling Experience

Posted in Adventures by Farah Ramos on December 3, 2016

November 30, 2016 – My trekking gears were used once again as I climb my mountain # 4, Mt. Batulao in Batangas!


By far one of the most challenging I’ve climbed so far as we had to endure the strong wind while walking by cliffs. My knees were literally shaking as I put one foot infront of the other. But of course I kept my game face on. Saying out loud that I was getting a bit dizzy because of the heights wouldn’t help. And so I tried my very best to keep a slow pace and stop from time to time to appreciate the beautiful view (my effective way of distracting myself).




Going up the summit, I got too excited that I walked past my friends and another group… Until I reached my favorite part of the trail, RAPPELLING! One group was too far ahead of me and my friends were too far behind. I was too excited that I did it by myself. And that’s the reason why I don’t have any photos or videos while doing it! Wow! I felt like a daredevil when I was holding on to rocks and the rope! I loved every bit of it!





The only thing I hated about the whole trail was seeing garbage all over. The Leave No Trace (LNT) policy wasn’t strictly enforced. I was deeply sad that the mountaineers and the guides get to enjoy the beautiful view but have no discipline to take care of the mountain.

To all mountaineers and hiking enthusiasts, please please be responsible and make sure that everyone follows the LNT policy. This will definitely be good for Mt. Batulao and all mountains so we can still enjoy hiking them.

I made a VLOG on this trip. Kindly click on this: FARAH RAMOS ON YOUTUBE!