My YABAGMC (Yielding Across Barriers And Gateways Mountaineering Club) Friends make sure that whenever we meet, we make it memorable. Hindi lang puro inom. During the previous years, we’ve had hiking and meetings when we reminisced our childhood by wearing our old school... Read the Post
EBC Day 5: Deboche to Dingboche
The past night had been the coldest to date. If not for the sleeping bag that was provided to us by our trekking agency, Adventure Mountain Explore Treks (AME Treks), I should be dead by now due to hypothermia. And... Read the Post
Mountaineering or Trekking?
During our trek to the base camp of Annapurna in September 2013, the members of our group The Himalayas Project learned that we have been using the term mountaineering the wrong way. Our guide Ramesh of Explore Everest Trekking Pvt.... Read the Post
Three Idiots Abroad
When you only have a few hours to experience one of the saddest countries in the world, you won’t really be lonely at all. You have time and pressure as your company. And though I only spent a day in... Read the Post
Of Procrastinating and Being Half-Cocked
You know how travelers love to procrastinate? Yeah, that bad habit of packing things when it’s just a few hours away your scheduled trip? That’s what we did when we were bound for Singapore (SG), pack things for a month-long... Read the Post
Malas ka, Malacca!
While looking for spots to visit in Malaysia that are not in Kuala Lumpur yet not so distant from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), I stumbled upon Malacca or Melaka in Malay in some of... Read the Post
EBC Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Deboche
How lovely it was to wake up feeling all well! And as part of our daily morning routine during our trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), we packed our stuff, freshened up, and had our breakfast. I once again... Read the Post
EBC Day 3: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Waking up to clothes you wore the day before which absorbed all your sweat and whatnots, who wouldn’t enthusiastically jump out of their beds to change and freshen up themselves? Rise and shine, Budiday! It’s Day 3 and you have a... Read the Post
EBC Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
When I woke up the next day, I no longer was feeling the headache that ruined my night in Phakding. I felt so much relief knowing that it wasn’t altitude mountain sickness or AMS that struck me the day before. Yipee! No one’s... Read the Post
EBC Day 1: Lukla to Phakding
When an activity commences (regardless of its kind), all involved are in high spirits. But how can you maintain such energy if that activity will last for 14 days? This is Day 1 of 14 of our Everest Base Camp trek.... Read the Post
Gateway to Death?
After I’ve seen this one show in History Channel titled Most Extreme Airports where Tenzing-Hillary Airport or more popularly known as Lukla Airport topped the list, I have always wondered how extreme the airport really is. Is it really a gateway to death? You’d be surprised... Read the Post
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