Jump-off point: Sulok, Brgy. Sta Cruz, Sto. Tomas
LLA: 13.9777°, 121.2413°, 760 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2
Climbing Up the Manabu Peak:
The BACKPACKERS Went "Dirty"
December 21 and 22, 2011 marked The BACKPACKERS' year-ender climb. Needless to say, it was the Group's Christmas Climb and to celebrate the true meaning of the season, a gift-giving to the mountain's famed keeper, Tatay Perying, was included in the itinerary. The goal was to reach one of the peaks of the Malipunyo mountain range- the Manabu Peak. It was supposedly an easy two- hour climb turned "major" because of some factors that you will find out in the following write-up. As you read on, know why we said we went "dirty" during this climb, which sealed our "Calendar of Adventures 2011".
Here is the story from The BP Lead himself, Ivan Ignacio.
|The view seen from the Manabu Peak.|