Sunday, May 15, 2011

LAGATAW on FREEDOM CLIMB


I AM NOT JOINING THE FREEDOM CLIMB BECAUSE:
1.       If I want to honor the heroes, I don’t need a companion to honor them. I don’t need a particular date or place to thank them for their sacrifices and noble deeds. In this write-up I honor all the heroes of the Philippines. Because of them I am FREE! I can blog for as long as I want. We can only imagine what Tandang Sora and the rest of the Katipuneros were doing at this time of day during the Revolution. You have no idea how it is to be constantly on the look-out and always in hiding. We are all lucky we live in this time in this united country. Tandang Sora never lived to see the McDonald’s and the Jollibee in the avenue named after her. And that’s a sad reality! Most of us only know Tandang Sora as a place in Quezon City. Don’t wait for the 12th of June to celebrate Independence Day. Celebrate it anytime. Celebrate it now! Remember the heroes, their deeds and their sacrifices. Let’s protect the freedom that they never had.
2.       I don’t want to be a part of a record-breaking stampede of climbers on the mountains across the country. And besides, who really cares about the Guinness Book of World Records?! Do you know the current holder of the record that this Freedom Climb wants to set? Or for that matter, do you know any record in the Guinness Book? You don’t even know what record Junko Tabei holds! And her record is even easier to pronounce than the record for the most number of climbers to simultaneously summit different mountains in a country in a period of 24 hours...It’s a little too long dude! I am not even sure if the wording is legalistically correct. And perhaps nobody will dare correct me because most of you are just as ignorant as I am as to what the actual name of the record for this climb is. That’s the problem with Filipinos! We all hunger for world recognition. We all clamor for RECORDS! If you really want a good record, set it in school and company records. Records like the most productive employee of the year and the 2011 ten most outstanding students of the country are probably more significant and worthwhile than records like the longest suman in the world and the most number of people eating together on the street! Let’s protect our FREEDOM. Let’s not be a slave to this Western Book of Records. You’re paying a lot of money to Guinness just to have a title—a piece of trivia. Before using the people’s money to buy a piece of foreign merchandise, you may first want to look up the meaning of the word trivia and its adjectival form trivial in your dictionaries.
3.       I don’t believe in that tree-planting gimmick! Tree planting doesn’t end in just planting seedlings. You have to see these seedlings through. It’s just a waste of time and effort if you just bury it in the ground and leave it for animals and irresponsible climbers to trample on. And your seedlings don’t stand a chance against the tractors and bulldozers of big mining companies. If you really want more trees, protect the old and strong ones. There is widespread mining in different parts of the country and some unsung heroes like Dr. Gerry Ortega and the botanist Leonard Co have died trying to save the rainforests of Palawan and Leyte respectively. And do you really think Mt Halcon is closed for the rehabilitation of the mountain and the education and training of the authorized guides? It was due to be opened in 2010 but perhaps the senator operating widespread illegal logging in the mountains of Mindoro and Samar is still not satisfied with his 10-year-or-longer ‘livelihood program’. Mt Marami is supposed to be a part Mataas na Gulod National Park but which spot in that barren area deserves the title National Park? Mt Tabayoc is slowly becoming Mt Timbak. The locals are encroaching upon its rainforests! And Ms Emerita Tamiray is single-handedly fighting for the preservation of the Mt Pulag National Park, which covers the area of Mt Tabayoc. Open your eyes guys! FREE your mind! There are better projects to focus our resources on.
Before you think of planting, deal with the cutters first!

4.       It’s all BIG BULLSHIT! Let’s start with the title. FREEDOM CLIMB. Nationalism is a TREND in the country. It started with the rise of the people’s champ Manny Pacquiao. The Philippine National Anthem and the Sun and Stars became perennial guests on American boxing arenas. Then nationalism became an even more popular trend with the death of Francis M and the birth of FrancisM. This rapper hoped to enkindle amongst his fellow countrymen the spirit that is PINOY PRIDE. And everyone has seen Three Stars and a Sun worn buy teenage boys with caps worn backwards and baggy shorts that desperately reach for the ground! The death of Corazon Aquino also intensified nationalism. And the map of the Philippines became a proud emblem on shirts and just about any piece of clothing article in the country. These days, anything with the map of the Philippines and the three stars and a sun, or just about anything related to love of country is an instant hit. And this didn’t escape the minds of the entrepreneurs behind the FREEDOM CLIMB. They chose Freedom Climb instead of Climbapalooza to set a world record because of this trend.
Then they threw in the flavor of environmentalism, which is a global trend. They included in their itinerary the planting of trees. And who won’t be lured by the promise of being identified with the righteous and concerned environmentalists? Al Gore already did most of the conversion and evangelization part for the organizers. Everyone wants to be green now!
Third they mixed in the promotion of tourism in the country with the aim of generating income for the locals. Why can’t they, for once, promote responsible and fee-free travelling? They’re just poisoning the minds of the locals and introducing them to what the organizers do best—capitalism! Some travellers who travel alone just want to experience real kindness from locals. But these organizers have put a price tag on every bit of kindness the locals can offer.
And there’s the ultimate catch—the Guinness Book of World Records! No tool in commerce is more effective than VANITY! And Filipinos are great hitch-hikers of vanity! We hitch upon the accomplishments of a fellow Filipino and consider them our own. Everyone feels as if he were a brother of Pacquiao when talking about him! Can’t we, for once, take a step to build our own names?!
And all these bullets cater to the great majority of commoners—the gullible ones! And at the end of it all, IT”S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! You say P400 is nothing, but multiply it by the number of fools joining the climb—voila! It’s a magnificent gravy train for the organizers!
5.       Lastly, I am not joining the Freedom Climb simply because I don’t like being organized by others! I have my own definition of ‘climb’ and ‘adventure’. I won’t buy that shirt just to be seen—just to be identified! Who needs identity when you’re a fan of anonymity?! And there is nothing wrong in criticizing an event before it happens. This is a part of a campaign to give everybody informed choices and decisions. You’re a fool if you criticize it afterwards. You stop a wrongdoing before it gets full- blown!

I AM JOINING THE FREEDOM CLIMB BECAUSE:
1.       I want to honor the heroes and I want to celebrate Freedom Day on June 12. You probably haven’t taken part in any revolution. Well, I was in EDSA II and I’m telling ya, I had goose-bumps when I saw the movers and shakers of the country joining the multitude in the fight for Truth and Freedom. The spirit of any undertaking is intensified when two or more people gather. You will never know this when you’re a loner! And yes I want to protect the freedom that our heroes died for! The empire of Spain is gone! Do you know what empire is quietly enslaving all of us? Look at yourself in the mirror, you’re all covered in Columbia from neck to toes and you’re topped with that TNF cap! You speak of supporting local merchandise but you, a local mountaineer, voluntarily fall prey to this omnipresent Leviathan that is the American Imperialism. And if you think that only one organization will benefit from this freedom climb, you’re wrong. Outdoors shops hope to increase their sales after this event. The organizers have a vision that mountaineering will become a lifestyle very soon! And with our support, the local outdoors companies may have enough resources to fund their R&D so that someday they may be able to compete with your Columbia and The North Face. That is my idea of protecting our Freedom!
2.       I want to be a part of a record-breaking undertaking of Filipino climbers who stand united. It is not the record that I am after. It is the ideals of the organizers that I will go there for! You probably have not been oriented by the organizers of the real itinerary of the event. Before you put the word stampede anywhere close to the title 2011 Freedom Climb, know first that the environmentally-concerned organizers have set a limit to the number of climbers in the mountains that will be covered by the event. And before you start throwing accusations of the participants leaving their trash behind, let the event finish first and go check for yourself if there is really garbage left behind! I trust the good judgment of the organizers and being mountaineers themselves I know they will never let the environment be abused. Remember we’re there to save the environment. I trust and support the cause and ideals of the organizers and I will encourage more because I know the cause is noble!
3.       I want to plant trees and in my own little way help preserve and protect our environment! And you’re right! Some seedlings may die eventually. But only Mr. The-Glass-is-Half-Empty sees this as something bad and worthless! As for me, I’ll put your statement optimistically—Some of the seedlings will survive! And this is absolutely better than nothing! And if you wanna follow in the footsteps of Dr Gerry Ortega and Leonard Co, then go ahead! We will all thank you for that honorable endeavor. But in our case, we will fight this big mining companies and politicians by being bigger than them! They can continue cutting trees but our record-breaking number won’t stop planting! And you dare touch the issue of ancestral domain in Benguet! These people had been there long before Ms Emerita Tamiray saw Mt Pulag! The people of Mt Timbak and the vegetable farmers of Atok are the reason why you have on your table those cabbages, carrots, potatoes and broccoli that you thought were from Baguio! These people cultivate the land, they don’t destroy it! Only the ultra-conservatives label it as such. But do these conservatives give the locals any alternatives? They can’t go down to the cities as much as you can’t live up on the mountains because cultivating the land is what they do best! And as for you, sitting in front of that computer, and doing Facebook pretending to be productive is you best enterprise! There is more to LIFE than travelling—and that’s LIFE itself. Do you want to preserve these rainforests and leave the locals earning nothing just so you have a pleasant view during your travels?!
4.       Yes it is all BIG BULLSHIT and only you are making a BIG DEAL out of this! Everything on Earth is Bullshit, ain’t it clear yet to you?! Facebook is bullshit, religion is bullshit Nike and McDonald’s are bullshit! But we all feed on this BULLSHIT! We are not in the time Adam and Eve. Some time in the history of the world, entrepreneurship was invented! And from then on, people have learned how to trade goods with goods and goods with money guided by mutual consent! And of all the entrepreneurial events organized, this Freedom Climb offers the clients a more agreeable deal than most other organized events. A much better offer than the promise of a healthy lifestyle by the record-breaking Run for Pasig. And P400 is nothing compared to the P3500 you paid for your race kit in the recent TNF100 Camsur. The effort-profit equation in this organized event leans heavily on the effort side. Whatever profit the organizers make out of this is nothing compared to the effort and time they sacrificed for this national event. And Jade of FIMO can totally get more profit from their family’s construction firm than from this petty event. I know a noble organizer who called off a Mt Pulag event after ending up with the equation EFFORT=P30,000 for the event. He just couldn’t sell his efforts and stress for P30,000. And that’s just a Mt Pulag climb involving around fifty climbers. A national event demands for much greater stress and effort! This is practically a pro bono from the organizers for the whole mountaineering community. And Jade and the other organizers know this. But they’re not giving up because they know that a bright future for the mountaineering community is pegged on this event. It is not the current profit that they’re calculating. It is the long term benefit for the outdoors shops and events organizers that they’re eyeing on. And this can only happen when you help them make mountaineering a national lifestyle—a much better lifestyle than running on hard concrete and breathing in the smog of Manila? But running has gained more support from people because they don’t pull each other down! Can’t we just for once stand united and emancipate ourselves from this crab mentality that has pervaded the mountaineering community?!
And thanks for that little piece of pop history. But I have to say, Nationalism should have been a trend long before Pacman’s rise to international phenomenon! The Philippines is a great country of talented and wise people! We deserve recognition! And the universe is conspiring for us to once again establish our presence on the world map!
5.       Lastly, I am joining the Freedom Climb simply because I am not like you who can organize your own climbs. And I consider climbing synonymous with fun. And I can find more fun when I’m with people because, just like Alexander Supertramp, I believe happiness is only real when shared!

LAGATAW’s note:
Thank you for taking time to read it through. As you can see, I can take any stand and defend it vehemently and steadfastly. And this argument could go on forever. The thing is, there is no right or wrong in making a decision. It is your heart that makes it right and your regret that makes it wrong. I hope, in my own little way as a mountaineer, I have helped you in coming up with an informed choice and decision. Whatever you think is right, FOLLOW YOUR HEART! And DON’T REGRET IT in the end. Instead learn and grow from it!

24 comments:

  1. What more can i say??.. sir Adonis wrote it so well that I'm sure it would give everyone the tool for a better chance to make the right decision....
    (edgat)

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  2. thanks for this sir adonis;)i will climb:)jane

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  3. im speechless. i look forward the day that we no longer need to organize freedom climb and just go up the mountain with my kids and enjoy the breeze, the fog, the views...the peace.

    As always, I am impressed. You are such a good writer bro. no offense, this is way better than Freedom Climb. Can I repost this on our site? if you would permit.

    Thank you and More Power from FIMO.

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  4. thumbs up bru! but you made your readers a bit confused..why? you should have written your own reasons why aren't you joining the freedom climb. (or maybe i just misunderstood your writings)

    thumbs up bru! you made your readers think if they GO or NOT

    thumbs up bru!Who cares if you joined the freedom climb as if you would be recognized as one of them. (by shirts or IDs? so?)

    thumbs up bru!there's no difference in climbing alone or in hundreds..still you are destroying our nature..let's leave our mother nature alone as she does to us...

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  5. you nailed it bru! why not organizing for free instead?

    anonymous1

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  6. at last! an opinion that made logic and sarcasm blended to make a clearer view of the minds with clouded thoughts.. cheers!

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  7. The thing with making a stand is that when you do make a stand, you wage a war against half of the population of the universe! And I haven't taken a stand yet and many have waged a war against me for this post! Please re-read and re-read!

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  8. And I am especially thankful to Maestro Edwin Gatia for leaving his trace here and I am honored to have Sir Jade Acidre's commendation! Long live the Filipino Mountaineers!

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  9. Standing ovation from my house, Sir.

    "Who needs identity when you’re a fan of anonymity" and you face up to responsibility and accountability. And of course, from one of your other posts: "beat your own records."

    Sir Adonis, will contact you very soon pala, again, for directions :)

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  10. is there such thing as "responsible mountaineering" sir?
    Have you done something to preserve our nature?

    Would you mind sir adonis if you educate me about "responsible mountaineering? (just for the sake of the people who are just starting to understand what really a responsible mountaining is...I would love if you make another BLOG regarding "responsible mountaineering"

    waters

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  11. @waters: thanks for leaving your mark here...but responsible mountaineering is not about doing something! there's nothing much we can do for nature! But there's a lot we SHOULDN'T DO to Mother Nature! and there is the thing we call Basic Mountaineering Course...this was designed with the intention to produce responsible mountaineers among Filipinos! When you say preserve, you shouldn't do anything...yep DO NOTHING...cuz when you do something, you may alter something else, which goes against the idea of preservation...when you plant trees, this may alter the original state of the mountain. the new trees might displace the weaker trees which feed the original inhabitants of the mountain, this may result in the extinction of a species of an organism...or their migration!
    If you are referring to something like 'stopping the widespread mining and deforestation in our rain forests', it is no longer in the scope of mountaineering...this belongs to environmentalism and/or environmental activism...but most often, mountaineers become environmental activists...but then again, environmental activism is not a pre-requisite to mountaineering. Mountaineering is concerned about climbing a mountain! and responsible mountaineering is about climbing a mountain and not changing anything there!
    basically, being a responsible mountaineer is to climb a mountain and as much as possible let your presence not be felt or noticed! Look up the Leave No Trace Principle on the internet...you'll get a lot from it!
    Thanks again!

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  12. If I may add, the term "responsible" is fast becoming another concept in the structuring of the act of "mountaineering." The two terms combined, in this present day, could carry different meaning depending on what perspective you're taking it in. It could very well be a practice of universal respect, or an act with Divine attribution, or even a fruitful enterprise. That is the conceptual "responsible mountaineering," we do it by the way we believe in it according to one propagated doctrine we chose to accept.

    But why the complications? We know what responsibility is, even if it's not the same for each of us. A thief should never leave tracks. A nomad must search for grazing land no matter what, even if he finds it a thousand times already. A miner must clear the land he has to mine. A person should live, and let live... or struggle, and come out on top... or lead, and conquer. Ok, depends on what type of person you are, there possibly lies the complications. But it's always within the context of a circumstance, right? A thief not in the act of thieving may leave his DNA in some public toilet. So, "responsible" to mountaineering is... what mountaineering should be: climb a mountain. In the poetic sense within us, it is to commune with nature. We go, we leave, we go, we leave. The essence is to get somewhere, which is the purpose and reward by itself already. The onus is to ensure that "somewhere" remains there. Again, the model function for our responsibility is to keep the mountain a place we, and the others after us, can still and always go to. It simply does not involve any other trivial pursuit because: running in the mountains is simply running in the mountains; making love in the mountains is love/sex/adventurism; Guiness Book of Records is book with records; The North Face is a brand for outdoor gears. They have different sets of responsibilities we can always do without if our only aim is to go to a mountain and be responsible.

    And with the risk of ruffling feathers, it's not even about saving or destroying the planet! I'm pretty sure you've heard this before, but we are too small in the scale of things. We can blow up the whole planet and it will still find its orbit. We can turn everything into concrete and life will still find its way. Believe it, give nature time and life will grow out of the cracks of your walls. If we don't replace the trees we cut down, they will still thrive on their own... we are not the only living and active thing in a forest, and we are really not the main key in spreading the seeds of life around. At worse, we oftentimes get in the way. If we kill the last whale today, and we humans are not strong enough to cope with their loss in the chain, some other species will still go on and on and on. Until the universe decides it's "time's up" for Earth and simply vaporize it into oblivion. We have too much self-importance and they're good and healthy for our own existence, but the fact remains that we are just an iota of everything. WHAT WE ARE MOST DEFINITELY CAPABLE OF IS DESTROYING OUR KIND. Or at least annoying each other. Just remember, the next time you're up the mountains, the next person might not really want to see your legacy up there. They'd rather find a mountain. As somebody else put it in very simple terms, we go there because it is THERE.

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  13. Wow! Thanks guys for the crystal clear explanation...I won't ask more about the preservation, as you said we should DO nothing.

    I'm no climber, but I love nature. I have questions about mountaineering world. Ok, if I climb mountains should I have a BMC before anything else? How important a BMC is? Alright, as I browse the net I found something about BMC. Ok, I got it. (Proper backpacking, finding campsites, water source, etc. etc.) DOES BMC HELP MOUNTAINEERS TO BE RESPONSIBLE?. If you are climbing as a group, are you 100% sure that the rest of the group is responsible? Or at least 2-4 members have BMC? Come on guys, I’m pretty sure some of them are just fun hikers,pormaneers (I heard it from a friend) lovers etc. etc. (who just want to experience new adventure) If you may sir Adonis I will borrow your word. BULLSHIT! Why do you climb if your reason is just for fun…? Or some shit reason. Just correct me if I am wrong, CLIMBING is not for fun. CLIMBING is no joke. True mountaineers have profound reasons why they climb. Is DRINKING, SHOUTING, SMOKING or worse (weeds) really part of your mountaineering world? Part of BMC? Another one, LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLE, BULLSHIT it’s impossible. Come on, do you think in a campsite let say 5 to 8 groups with maximum of 10 members each will follow that principle? I don’t think so. Just a butt or two of cigars can alter everything. Right?

    A friend of mine invited me to climb Mt. Maculot (if I’m right). As I said I’m not a climber so I didn’t really enjoy the 1 and a half hour of walking under the heat of the sun. While on the trail I saw a lot of GARBAGE (plastic/wrappers/water bottles and even condom) anywhere. WOW SABAW! Then when we were at the campsite WOW SABAW again bottles of alcohol were everywhere too. (I though we were at a junkshop) I was really disappointed. It wasn’t the view I was expecting then. Is that mountaineering world all about?

    I hope I’m wrong that you who climb mountains are not destroying our mother nature. I hope you people are helping or protecting HER instead. I do believe there are some who understand what “responsible mountaineering” is. Thanks

    -waters-

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  14. @waters: I really really love the way you OBSERVE! and that's one manifestation of a responsible mountaineer--being a good observer...and it is a sad thing, those who don't claim that they are mountaineers are more of mountaineers than the ones who do! and i hope you could read my other articles in the Solo Backpacker tab. I usually climb alone because yeah, i agree with what you said...the leave no trace principle is virtually impossible to achieve...but somehow you can minimize your impact when you don't climb in groups! and you may also read my thoughts on BMC on the Tips for Beginners tab...but please be warned that I am just trying to represent both sides there...i have not taken any side yet and I won't because i don't want to wage a war against half of the population of the universe again!
    And I have to reiterate...i really love the way you express your thoughts! you actually sound like me! you are very bold but you make a lot of sense!
    Thanks for visiting my site.

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  15. Thanks, you appreciated my words. To be honest I am one of your avid readers. I do learn a lot about mountaineering world,though I’m not really into it. What I do love most in reading your blogs is your philosophy. BOLD? Yes you are! You don’t care if there’s something or someone you are about to step on which I think its better to waken up those still asleep. I don’t think the advantages in climbing alone (as you prefer) rather than climbing in a group (just again educate me)



    Just want to share something I experienced and observed over night in Mt. Maculot (wish I spelled it correctly) Most if not all mountaineers are” MAYABANG” or sometimes “PAYABANGAN” . Yeah I know TNF is kinda expensive, but hey look at you infront os a mirror, you look like a hired mascot wearing TNF from head to toe. A thick jacket in summer? Funny yes? (We climbed in May 2yrs back) come on! Now I understand what my friend once told me about PORMANEERS. Next is the culture. Yes I enjoyed the “socials” drinking, funny jokes etc. etc. But again is it really a part of mountaineering? If yes, then why you climb? And why do you consider yourself as a mountaineer if your reason is just for fun? Why not change your name to FUNNINEER instead. But pls excuse me guys I don’t have a profound idea about your world about the real spirit of mountaineering yet. Just sharing my two cents. PASIKAT another thing I have observed. Yes you are telling us shouting out loud that you have climbed the toughest summits. Who cares! Would you tell me now why did you climb them? (Because I am a mountaineer) really? Where, when and how?...thanks more post pls…

    -waters-

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  16. Sir BORRIZ: WOW!!! and I assure you it is a more spirit-filled WOW than your standing ovation for me! A mix of Logic, Science, Virtue and Common Sense! That's what we call WISDOM. and wisdom was lost when Socrates and his protege died! Thanks for reviving it! People should strive to go close to you! they'll learn more!

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  17. @waters: I hope you are not directing that to me! Cuz those were my words when I was a two-year old climber! And I hope the readers don't suspect that I am having a monologue here! Check waters' IP address if there's a way for that...but I assure you, waters is not me! But I think with your use of word PORMANEER, i think nakasama mo na ang mga mountaineers na close sa akin!
    And to address you query, I hated brands so I boycotted TNF. But went for Columbia instead...because of its reliability and good value...that's what a customer should consider--GOOD VALUE! So if you may wish to buy more mountaineering stuff, go for Columbia! Not because it is maporma but, trust me, it is reliable...wag Merrell! mas mahal pa madalas sa Columbia pero ngingiti na ang swelas after tatlong tapak sa lusak! I really wish I could release my videos on my mountaineering gear real soon! I know that was an unsolicited piece of advice but others may get something out of it!
    And speaking of brands! I don't really care whether it is local or not. I have an Apexus tent and a lot of clothes from GroundZero, Lagalag and Kamikaze (which are all local brands)..i go for VALUE...nasa kanila na yun kung feeling niya pasikat ako pag nakita niya yung Columbia packs and shoes ko! At wag ka mainis dun sa nakaTNF jacket sa summer! Newbie yun na nagpapasikat at pa-belong sa mga kasama niyang hardcore! Ang mga kasama ko sa pag-akyat ay mga tambay sa Sta Ana, Manila...walang yabang pero malulupit!

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  18. I look forward to the said VIDEOS of yours! I hope I can get something out of it? (wish it would be the key to my mountaineering career)Anyway i'm not waging a war against mountaineers (borrowed words hehe) it's just maybe because I don't have any idea yet.Pls DO understand me..(baka hindi ako e-welcome)
    PORMANEER is cool..

    Hope I can climb with you guys..nice blog site indeed! more power Sir Adonis

    -waters-

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  19. I guide newbies! pro bono! naranasan ko rin ang mayabngan ng ibang groups. tas matataas ang registration fees. so I set out on my journeys alone! this site is somehow inspire the non-mountaineers...to tell the Average Joe's that they can climb the highest peaks in any part of the globe. And there is no bigger inspiration than Dick Bass who in his 50's climbed a mountain for the first time and ended up becoming the first person to complete one version of the Seven Summits!

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  20. Very well said sir gang sa last part ng article ... "there is no right or wrong in making a decision. It is your heart that makes it right and your regret that makes it wrong"

    sir, ok lang po ba na i-repost ko po so i can share un thought and idea sa group namin.

    Much respect

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  21. @havenformine thanks for the open mind! and sure! you may repost this!

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  22. got new post yet?hehehe

    -waters-

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  23. Very interesting read. I am joining the Freedom Climb, too, just for the fun of it and to bond with college friends of years past (8 babae at 1 guy. half of the group does not have any climbing experience). Yes, I too, have experienced climbing ages ago. Wala pa ang mga TNF at Columbia na yan. Lahat local ang gear- pag naka-Habagat at Boomika ka, ayos ka na. Minsan hiram pa ang sapatos, gear at backpack. Most of all, libre!! Those were the days. Moreover, maganda nga ang jackets ng Columbia compared sa TNF (di ako pormaneer o avid climber, ha, simpleng wandering hermit lang.).

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  24. See? Some will join the freedom climb, for what?

    FOR FUN! to cut it short the essence of what our HEROES died for is junked..very sad!

    -waters-

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