Friday, June 30, 2017

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse

Nope. Sa likod pa si Madjaas.

Mt. Madjaas situated at Antique, smack down at the middle of the island. It is the most prominent land mass and Mt. Nangtud is on the other end. Traversing this was a challenge that we were ready to face.I was prepared somehow trained for 2 months on lowering my weight from 92 kilos and tried to reach my ideal weight of 70 which i failed and only got to 87.

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse - Details and Logistics

You have reached the end of the 9 days post!

Here are some helpful info that IMC gave us for the hike. Without this we would be climbing blind. The info they gave us helped is in big way to plan ahead and work efficiently everyday. We knew what to expect and where we are exactly.

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse - Day 3 - 4

Day 3


Started at 6am, this has been our routine, much easier to hike with daylight. We got a lot of rest from a good night's sleep, we are all in good condition. This day was all walking nonstop no views or anything fancy, we were descending a part Madjaas and heading to Masapanag, and Tapungko then Nangtud the last of the hurdles. 

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse - Day 7 - 8

Day 7


The almost final end of our traverse from Mt. Madjaas. We were informed that completing the traverse today would be next to impossible. The guides know what they are talking about, and I had to catch my flight on the evening of June 04 in Kalibo. which was also next to impossible. Considering there is an hour of travel from Lombuyan Exit to the national highway, then 30minutes bus ride back to Culasi, then an additional 2.5hrs ride back to Kalibo. Considering all the time constraints and accessibility to some faster mode of transportation. I called manila to move my flight to a later day.

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse - Day 5 - 6

Day 5


Woke up. Cooked our meals. Broke camp. Brushed our Teeth. Wore long sleeves and  pants. Today was the day we will doing the Kabayo Trail as the guides call it. The tip of the Carabaos' Tail and Nangtud would be at it's neck. That was the distance until we exit this landmass.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mt. Madjaas - Nangtud Traverse - Day 2

Day 2. 


This is the day where should make up for lost time, we camped at Bantag River Campsite which is 4 hours away from Camp 3. Camp 3 is 2 hours away from Madjaas Summit. And the traverse trail is just at 15 minutes before Madjaas summit. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mt. Mamara, Tanay

Mt. Mamara stands at 427 masl the smaller borther of Mt. Daraitan. Their jump off point is the same as Mt. Daraitan which is at guess? Barangay Daraitan in Tanay! An update since I last visited, there is now a bridge! No more rafting across to Brgy. Daraitan, no more parking on the otherside of the river.