September 17, 2011

Mt. Lanaya: The Arrogant

Why is there an urge to reach the peak? Perhaps because the higher we trek, the more rewarding the view is: whether it is a sleepy, silenced cityscape, a sea of clouds, rolling mountains, or a blindingly gold setting sun. Or perhaps despite all these seemingly concrete scenes on the top, what we are really anticipating to see is happiness. And its pursuit necessitates will: the will to continue, the will to move on, the will to reach the destination: the peak. For a mountain whose arrogance is it slope, Mt. Lanaya does not make happiness convenient. It towers the […]
January 10, 2011
Mt. Lanaya, Alegria, Cebu

Alegria: Where Mt. Lanaya Towers the Town

MUSING ON CLIMBING There is a relatively small population of outdoor enthusiasts, mountain climbers, outdoor lovers in Cebu, yet how unlikely it is for them to be too diverse, too disintegrated. Perhaps because they define their pursuit differently. They, or should I say, we—have varied definitions of mountain climbing. Difference always makes us unique but it is not the reason of our disintegration—it is the lack of respect, the lack of camaraderie. For some, Mt. Lanaya was the toughest climb they ever experienced.  Others thought it was a matter of strategy. Always be two steps ahead of your current. Know […]