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.
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.
view from the summit of Mt. talamitam
Yeah. It really is 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog.
Great story and gorgeous photos!
Thank you so much Gregory 🙂 appreciate it.
a big WOW!
Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
and you are most welcomed. 😀
thank you Jim 🙂
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!
Thank you so much becky for reading my blog 🙂 It was really an awesome adventure. I would dare to experience it again if given the chance 🙂
vivid shots, perfect for talamitam mountain. see my backpack? pls dont leave me
yeah, it’s perfect for the blue skies and green grasslands 🙂 thanks elmer for visiting my blog 🙂
Oh wow , Nice shot please guide me her place 🙂
sure! I can recomment a perfect guide if you want to climb this mountain 🙂 thanks for dropping by 🙂
Awesome blog you’ve got here. Thanks for the like on my blog.
My pleasure 🙂 thanks for the visit.
Fabulous photos. 🙂
thank you 🙂
Thanks for checking out my profile! I’m glad I looked at yours – beautiful pictures! Looking forward to your future posts.
wow, thank you. appreciate it 🙂
What a wonderful place 🙂 Annie
It really is a wonderful place 🙂
Wonderful pics… thanks for sharing your adventures & stopping by ☮
My pleasure 🙂
Beautiful mountain shots. Thanks for the like of my post “Soft Focus”.
thank you 🙂 You got wonderful blog 🙂
Lovely photos. I have a couple of friends who also climb and I know they belong to a group. I wonder if it is the same group as yours. 🙂
Thank you Imelda 🙂 There are lots of mountaineering groups nowadays, so they might be in a different group 🙂
Beautiful photographs, and it looks like a wonderful hike especially with a group of people.
thank you 🙂 it was really a wonderful hike and with amazing group of people.
Beautiful shots! High Five to Nikon Users! 🙂
Thanks appreciate it 🙂
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!
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.
Thank you for liking my posts. You have a stunning pictures of the Philippines! ❤ Keep it up!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice work here, very colorful 🙂
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!
Beautiful greens and blues! I wouldn’t mind climbing those “hills!” Glad you get to!
Wow. What an adventure. Great photos. And thanks for stopping by my blog.
Thank you for the like on my blog. Love these pics! Beautiful!