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What's a mountaineering organization without a mountain to climb, right? And so after several times of swimming, sunbathing, caving, spelunking, Island hopping in the Islands of Borawan, Dampalitan, Mag-asawang Bato, here we are in our final leg - Lipata Island to conquer Mount Lipata.
Professional and amateurs (like me!) mountaineers alike do appreciate the beauty of each mountain whether its as high as Mt. Apo (Davao City), as steep as Mt. Pulag (Benguet) or as simple and splendid as Mt. Lipata.
Right after we set our foot on the warm and beautiful shore of Lipata Island which they call Uro's beach, we started spreading our sleeping bags (sarong and blankets for others) in a nearby shady trees. Eat halo-halo (20Php/tumbler) made available by locals in the area and take more photos of the beach than our memory card can save.
Some opted to stop right on the summit's foot for the summit needs to be climb by protruding rocks and tree branches (without the harness - it was forbidden by the guides but we still took the risk). Just like what happiness do to someone - some shouted their lungs out the moment they reached the peak.
02:00AM - Assembly (exact place will be arrange on pre climb meeting)
03:00AM - ETD to Padre Burgos
06:00AM - ETA Lucena, Stop over at Lucena Grand Terminal
08:30AM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos), board private bangka, island hopping starts
(Prepare for your swimming attire)
09:00AM - ETA Mag-asawang Bato Island, 15mins free time
Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, picture-taking, early socials
10:00AM - Dampalitan Island, free time
Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, fishing, beach bumming, siesta, grill
12:00PM - Lunch
13:00PM - ETD to Borawan Island
13:30PM - ETA Borawan Island, free time
Optional activities: rappelling, rock climbing level 1 and 3, snorkeling, swimming,
bouldering, rock scrambling, caving/spelunking, fishing, siesta, eating, each
19:00PM - Dinner (fresh fish, large squid for grilling, octopus, etc are available at the island by
Night activities: camping, swimming, games, campfire
06:00AM - Wake up call, breakfast, sunrise viewing, swimming, snorkeling, rock climbing,
rappelling, fishing, beach roaming and beach bumming
10:30AM - Break camp, pack up to Uro's beach
11:30AM - ETA Uro's beach, prepare for lunch
12:00PM - Lunch, free time
Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, 20-30minutes hike to Mount Lipata
15:00PM - Wash up
16:00PM - ETD to Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)
16:30PM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)
17:00PM - ETD to Manila
21:00PM - ETA Manila
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/ HAVE:
- Camping equipment (tent, stove, cook set, lantern, etc.
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Clothing (jackets - might be cold at night)
- Optionals: camera, sun block, insect repellent lotion, rash guard, knitted gloves, goggles/snorkels, helmet, knee pads, fishing gears