Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Pointlessness of Bakun Trio and Luzon 3-2-1

the elusive Mt Timbak sea of clouds
Many climbers strive to cover heights and distances in a short period of time. But what’s the point? You don’t have to go to Benguet and be absent from work to do this! You can do this at PBCom Tower or do an MRT-LRT1 loop. You miss a lot of magic in your haste. If you were going for an FKT, I would understand. But if it’s your first time in Tenglawan, Tabayoc and Timbak, it’s pointless to hurry. If you want to call Luzon 3-2-1 a feat, ask yourself whether a jeepney ride from KM 55 to Ballay is a feat! Mt Timbak can no longer be considered a good climb these days. The road is already paved all the way down to the other side. If you wanna have a taste of Timbak, spend the night there. And you might just get lucky to see its full splendor.
This photo has not been replicated because people who climb Mt Timbak are always in a hurry
With the introduction of skyrunning in the country, the age of glorious mountain conquests is long gone. It is the time to enjoy the views. Almost all knife edges and killer trails have been killed! It’s time to kill time!

You can't hope to get this image if you go there at the wrong time
the campsite was built not for hurrying travelers
The first Luzon 3-2-1 was definitely worth the while. These days, it's nothing more than a long 'jeepney' ride.



3 comments:

  1. with fast time comes overburdened guides!

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  2. We have the same mindset, Sir Adonis. We really don't understand why people have to hurry in stepping on peaks. That's why Sheila and I take it long, slow, and nice. We love the experience of climbing as well as the views.

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  3. It's pointless if you do not get any sort of satisfaction from it. Some people care more for the idea that they have done something, anything. Others, adhere to the more romantic journey-and-destination philosophy. Some others, for the pictures to post of facebook and tales to tell for whomever is interested. Very few ones, for knowledge and wisdom. I guess, it really boils down to what you are doing it for...

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