The Hungduan Climbathon is a 21-km mountain running race traversing the historical Mt Napulauan in Ifugao Province, starting from Bokiawan Information Center, will pass through the world-famous rice terraces, ascend to the peak, and descend to the finish line at the Municipal Ground, Poblacion Hungduan. At a maximum elevation of 2642 meters asl, this race is officially classified as a SKYRACE, a mountain trail running race at high altitude.
Only one thing came to my mind. I must go there!
Unfortunately, I was undertrained and had to undergo a minor operation that made competing our of the options. Thus, as a photography enthusiast and a member of the Philippines Skyrunning Association (PSA), I volunteered to document the event! 🙂
Hungduan is one of those places where I have second thoughts of sharing to people. It’s wonderful Rice Terraces and kind people makes me want to bring everyone there, yet I have to stop and rethink because if too many people go there, the amount of garbage and clashing of mountain culture and city culture may destroy the place. So why am I sharing this to you? It’s because I trust the local Department of