In Memoriam: “Manong” Lee Tansiongco of Mt. Guiting-Guiting

A friend of mountaineers: Manong Lee Tansiongco shown here with wife Angeling and Mayan Gutierrez and Jay Lorenzo of PALMC.

It is with much sorrow that we relay the sad news that Manong Lee of Mt. Guiting-Guiting died of heart attack last Saturday, February 20, 2010. A friend of the family texted us: “He died in the arms of Nono and wife and Auntie Angeling.”

Ever gracious, Manong Lee opened his doors to mountaineers since the earliest expeditions in the 1980s. Generations of climbers have come to know him as well as his family, including his Nono, a leader of the guides who accompany climbers up G2. Indeed, a lot of mountaineers feel like “family friends” of the Tansiongcos. Even when the DENR welcome center was set up, a lot of veteran G2 hikers still consider Manong Lee’s place as the definitive starting-off point of a G2 climb in Magdiwang.

PinoyMountaineer.com joins the rest of the mountaineering community in expressing condolences to the family and friends of this gracious man and patriarch of a hospitable family in Sibuyan Island, Romblon. We will Your legacy lives on with your children, and we will always remember you, even thought we are far away, and especially whenver we would be atop the jagged peaks of Mt. Guiting-Guiting.

Picture courtesy of Mayan Gutierrez, taken last April 2009.

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14 Comments on "In Memoriam: “Manong” Lee Tansiongco of Mt. Guiting-Guiting"


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Anonymous
10 years 11 months ago

To all of you who mourn, share their condolences, the Tansiongco's family would like to thank you for your concern.

It's a great loss for us, Uncle Lee, the father of mountaineers in G2, will always be in every climbers heart who climb G2.

Glenn Tansiongco, G2MC

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10 years 11 months ago

Condolences, to manong lee's family he is now on the mountain of life with our god, RIP

(freelance)-xave-

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jay
11 years 11 hours ago

In behalf of tansiongco family..we would like to thank you sa lahat ng mga nakiramay at prayers kay uncle lee..we will try na magkaroon ng tribute sa darating na holy week..im trying to contact yung taga tourism sa amin for the suggestion..

jay

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Anonymous
11 years 3 days ago

nakikiramay po kami sa pamilya ni manong lee. from cebu with love.

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Anonymous
11 years 4 days ago

3 or 4 years ago, a doctor from our freelance group treated manong lee's ailment at PGH Manila .We were happy that his health has progressed significantly at that time. The last time we were in G2 maybe 6 years ago wherein we were stranded for 1 week at Romblon due to the successive typhoons that hit manila and visayas manong lee and nono were very gracious host. we were enjoying our stay at manong lee's place while manila was in chaos, thats simply how i can describe how the Tansioncos has treated us and the whole mountaineering community in general.

May your soul rest in peace Manong Lee"
Condolences to the Tansiongcos

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