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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

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Adventure: Mt. Batolusong and Kay-ibon Falls

Posted in Adventures by Farah Ramos on August 4, 2016

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As they say, “third time’s a charm!” Mt. Batolusong in Tanay, Rizal is the third mountain I trekked. And again, there are not much photos as I am still getting the hang of walking uphill. I’ve got to be honest, I experienced shortness of breath here compared to Mt. Palaypalay in Pico de Loro where I felt it was easier to trek (wow, yabang haha!) because this mountain is more steep  (while Mt. Palaypalay is rocky).

I am still deciding whether or not it was a good idea that we trekked last Sunday (July 31, 2016) since there was a thunderstorm, haha! It definitely made it even more challenging!

Seeing the “sea of clouds” is one of the highlights when climbing Mt. Batolusong. You will see all sorts of blogs and Instagram photos attesting this, but oh boy, since there was a thunderstorm, we didn’t get the chance to see any scenic view! So as soon as we got to the camp site, I already felt the freezing cold! And it was such a good decision not to bring any jacket nor umbrella, I was already starting to chill by this time (ayan kasi).

Here’s a photo taken a few steps from the camp site:

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These are Marisca and Marie, the two cool and strong girls I met who’ve been climbing numerous mountains!

As mentioned, there was no view that can be seen because of the nimbus clouds so here’s the group at the summit! We were glad to have reached it still:

And so we descended and went to Kay-ibon Falls:

It was already raining by this time. But even if I was already chilling like hell, I was still so stubborn enough to go into the freezing cold water!

On our way back to jump off area, the trail was muddy. It was raining so hard! Check out this short video I made on YouTube to see how challenging the descent was: FARAH RAMOS on YOUTUBE (Disclaimer: I know it’s not the best quality of video that you’ll see but I promise I’ll try to do better next time! 😛 )

I felt like a real mountaineer having experienced something as extreme as this! So I am definitely gonna do this again! 🙂

Watch out for my next adventures! Send me a message if you’ve got questions or if you’d like to know more about my trips! 🙂

Trekking: Pico de Loro, Mt. Palaypalay

Posted in Adventures by Farah Ramos on August 3, 2016

It took me ten (10) long years to hike again! My mother mountain is Mt. Maculot in Batangas and I intend to climb a whole lot more mountains!

Last week, me and my friends trekked Mt. Palay Palay in Pico de Loro. My strength and endurance were definitely tested. But the ever competitive me just kept going and going, trying to keep up with the fit mountaineers.

It was challenging because of the wet rocks, it was so slippery. But all in all, it was a fun mountain to climb!

Here are some photos when I was almost at the summit:

And here are some photos at the summit! I was at awe with mother nature’s beauty. I’m just so glad I am given this chance to enjoy this beautiful view. To stop for a while… to ponder, to appreciate and to love the things that my eyes are so fortunate to see.

And now I know that climbing mountains will cleanse my soul in a different level… so I intend to trek more! On to the next!