BAGUIO CITY – Once again I am in Baguio after a climb, but this time around it wasn’t just one climb, but three: the Trio of Lubo, Kabunian, and Tenglawan in the unbelievably beautiful town of Bakun, Benguet! I made a blog entry from Bakun last night and will post it tomorrow when I arrive in Manila. This post is just to let you know that I’m still here and the reason why the comments piled up and left unmoderated is because I was on expedition mode.
When I’m in Baguio I always make it a point to meet with old friends, get some strawberry shake, and feast in Pizza Volante, venue of many a celebration past: Mt. Tabayoc, the Pulag Charity Climb, Mt. Ugo.
God was really merciful and He blessed us with perfect weather most of them time. In particular, I thank Him for healing my finger that nearly got fractured on the way down from Mt. Lubo. I was bracing for the worst: having to forego Kabunian and Tenglawan and take the jeep back to Baguio. But thankfully the finger somehow improved and on morning of Day 2 I was back on track.
Thanks to the PALMC guys led by their president Ding Cailipan and expedition leader Ojie Padilla, Jr. for these climbs which I really enjoyed. Getting to Bakun was hard enough and doing all three climbs, uprooted from my medical training, is really quite a challenge for a weekend so I think I’m gonna have some nice sleep on the bus that leaves in 15 minutes.