My Love Affair to Mountains: Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas is 630 MASL, with a difficulty of 3/9.

This is my 7th summit and one of the most remarkable climb I would say, misadventures are part of the game but this climb was full of it and that’s what made it challenging. It was supposed to be an easy, minor climb but because of the weather and unexpected events, we ended trekking at night time under the rain. We arrived at the jump off point at around 6:15 pm and started our trek instantly, you can imagine the trail with the rainy weather, it was slippery and muddy. Kudos to Columbia hiking shoes, it never failed me.

It was raining when we started the trek, we had no raincoat or any protection from the rain but still we kept going. We passed through an unstable trail on the latter part of our trek, it was dark and the right trail wasn’t visible anymore. I wasn’t even prepared for a night trek, no headlamps whatsoever; I still visualize the scenario of me holding a basic cell phone with a flashlight on my right hand while my left hand was struggling to pass against the tall grasses. It was indeed a challenge, a part of my mind was thinking, I could have stayed at home and enjoyed the comfort of my own bed yet I instantly came to the realization that this is what I love to do and the challenge uplifted my spirit to keep going.

with the ANITO mountaineers

with the ANITO mountaineers

After all the hardships, we arrived at the summit at around 8pm. It’s not the end of the drama cause even setting up the tent gave us headaches. it was my first camping, so you would imagine the drama.

mt. Talamitam

mt. Talamitam

view from the summit of Mt. talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

Mt. Talamitam

freedom :)

freedom 🙂

sunrise at Mt. Talamitam

sunrise at Mt. Talamitam

sunrise at Mt. Talamitam

sunrise at Mt. Talamitam

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44 thoughts on “My Love Affair to Mountains: Mt. Talamitam

  1. Absolutely breathtaking views, and fantastic photos! It’s a bummer that there were troubles along the hike, but you and your group made it through them for some neat blessings and an awesome adventure!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post and, by so doing, introducing me to yours. I’ve only had a minute to give it a quick once over, but am delighted at its introudction to places I might not otherwise have seen!

  3. Hi, Jona, what a fantastic site you have. What puzzles me is, why would you want to leave such a beautiful country behind? These are great photos and the colours are fantastic. Hope you get your dream.

  4. I think its Mt. Batulao 🙂 I grow up in Nasugbu. I dont know na meron pang ibang tawag sa kanya. well ive been there 2 times and i know what to feel when you reach the summit 🙂 Congrats!

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