Climbing Pico de Loro | Mt. Palay-Palay
We then exchanged messages in Facebook and then set the date for the climb. I though that the group is just composed of 10 trekkers and I was surprised when he said that there will be 30 joining the climb. This would be the first official climb of the new mountaineering group "ASCEND" - outdoor group of Ingram Micro.
After the almost 5 hours of trekking, we finally reached the camp site. There were already few campers pitching their tents and if i am not mistaken we were the 5th. Since its almost getting dark, we hurriedly climbed up to the second summit were the famous Parot's Beak is located. At the top, you can see a 360 view with the Pico de Loro cove as backdrop.
Getting to the second summit is more technical and difficult but the view is more rewarding than the first summit. To be able to maintain my balance, i need to use my upper limbs and at times hang onto the grasses - steep slope, strong winds plus a slippery trail were the obstacles we need to surpassed to reach the summit.
I reserved climbing the Parrot's beak the next time i will scale this beautiful mountain.
At 2 in the afternoon the first group were already at the ranger station but the second group was far behind us. The initial plan is that we will go back to Manila ahead of them to catch my flight but we cannot do it because "Niche" - who was with us was bringing money. At this point, I can feel that my vacation will be extended which I could not afford because I have a flight to Cagayan de Oro the first thing in the morning.
After a few more minutes of waiting, the second group arrived and immediately settled our budget. At 3PM we were off to Manila on an amazing race pace. My mates were even making fun of me expressing that they are willing to adopt me in case that I failed to catch my flight. At that moment I only hoped that we wont be caught by heavy traffic and reached the airport on time.
Fastforward - Luckily, I arrived at the airport on time, checked in and prepare for boarding. Then while relaxing at the pre-departure area, I suddenly heard an announcement notifying the passengers bound for Cebu that our flight would be delayed. :)
Congrats sa climb sir! Ganda ng mga photos mo, na-miss ko tuloy ang Pico :-)ReplyDelete
Tnx maam Gervic!ReplyDelete
Ha! Glad you were able to catch your flight back to Cebu. I would definitely come back and trek Pico de Loro in the future.ReplyDelete
@Mach actually i have ample of time pa para mag relax sa airport kasi na delayed yung flight. Hindi ako makakasama sa "Buntot Palos" nyo...ReplyDelete
ooh, ndi ko pa narating ang beak or the falls. The traverse to Nasugbu is also remarkable! Try it next time :) Congrats sa climb :)ReplyDelete
@Christine: actually mag ta traverse sana kami kaso parang hindi na aabot sa oras. i have to catch flight pa kasi d following day. next time climb natin yung beak.ReplyDelete
ang astig! andame niyong umakyat.. e di ang saya saya..ReplyDelete
Sama ako kapag traverse!!!!!ReplyDelete
sir ganu katagal bago ma reach ung peak?kaya ba ng 1day climb saka pagbaba to?thnx...firt timer lang!ReplyDelete
yup kayang e dayhike lang ang Pico de Loro.ReplyDelete
sir/ma'am paano po yung pinaka cheapest easiest way punta ng pico de loro? mina fom QC 09196225757ReplyDelete