Monday, November 14, 2011

Mt. Pico de Loro 2011

Ternate, Cavite
Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3
(Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2007/08/mt-palay-palaypico-de-loro-664_9808.html)

Mt. Pico de Loro:
The BACKPACKERS Anniversary 
and First Friendship Climb


November 18 and 19 - As the first part of The BACKPACKERS' celebration of its First Year Anniversary, the Group climbed Mt. Pico de Loro in Ternate, Cavite; and it was a fruitful Friendship Climb participated by 24 climbers.

The Group assembled at McDonalds along the Service Road (near Baclaran Church) in Pasay City between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. When completed, a hired minibus transported the Group to its destination - jump-off point to the Parrot's Beak.

Because it was a friendship climb, participants were strategically divided into three teams (where guests were equally distributed) so there were lead, mid and end packs.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The BACKPACKERS and Marion Give Back

The BACKPACKERS Gives Back: 
Marion's Birthday Celebration with a HEART
November 5, 2011
Quezon City Memorial Circle
Philippines


While many people in the world think of having a party purely with bottles and shot glasses on their birthdays, Marion Macapagal preferred to celebrate hers with a kind heart above anything else.

To note, this was Marion's second year of spending her big day with a selfless act. And, for us, The BACKPACKERS, she deserved all the support that she could get from the Group because as we always say "we are family".