Ready to Conquer Mt. Pinatubo

The first time I saw a picture of Mt. Pinatubo’s crater, I had to do a double-take because I thought somebody must have mistakenly captioned it. It looks like a lake in Switzerland! Since then, I’ve been meaning to schedule a trip here but can’t find the right time (and companions). I guess the universe felt it’s high time I visit it when an opportunity came in the form of a sponsored trip by Byaheng Victory. 🙂

I made it my goal this year to be more active and outdoorsy so I’m planning to do some minor climb, and maybe, a major climb too. Though Mt. Pinatubo is a volcano, it seems to fit the bill as a good training ground.

Needless to say, I am excited for our trek this weekend so I’ve already prepared what I’m going to wear and the things I need to bring. Essentially, one needs to wear quick-dry and comfortable clothes and pack light. Of course I’ve been exercising too so that I won’t easily get exhausted…I hope.

What to wear:
Baseball cap, HeadWare, dri-fit tank top, cotton shirt, capri pants, trekking sandals
What to bring:
Extra clothes, camera, toiletry kit, sunblock (face and body), sunglasses, face towels, hand & face wipes, snacks, medicine and plasters, rain poncho
(not pictured): water, disposable utensils and garbage bags
What I’m looking forward to:
  • The bumpy but thrilling 4×4 ride. I’ll do a video recording…if I don’t fall off the 4×4.
  • Meeting the participants, and hopefully, making new friends as well.
  • Fun and memorable trek!

Stay tuned for my full trip report next week. 🙂

Byaheng Victory is a series of group tours showcasing some of the most awe-inspiring North Luzon destinations reached by Victory Liner, the Philippines’ premier bus transportation company. 

Through a partnership with Travel Factor, the country’s leading adventure travel company, Byaheng Victory brings to life tour packages that combine the excitement of touring North Luzon treasures and the highest level of comfort and safety that comes with every Victory Liner bus ride.
They will be doing tours to Mt. Pulag, Mt. Pinatubo, Sagada, Kalinga, Pangasinan and Zambales until May 2013. To know more about the trip schedules and package inclusions, check out their site:, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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