One of the reasons I run is to guide people on the outdoors. I like the outdoors and I like to enjoy nature at its rawest form. I like making itineraries and organizing climbs and my climb last weekend was one of them.
After 6 hours bus ride and 5 hours of jeepney ride and the 30 minutes fun orientation by PASU Mering Tamiray, we finally arrived at Babadak Ranger Station, the jump off point of Mount Pulag via the Ambangeg trail. We talked to the Ranger and arranged for our guides and porters and started our trek.
I knew I was prepared for this climb, but the first 100 meters was intense. I could hear my heart beating and my lungs were gasping for air, this is because we are about 2,000+ meters above sea level. The air pressure is lesser making the air thinner. Lucky for me the others were moving slower, so my rest and my gasp for air looked more like waiting than a rest stop.