Friday, November 30, 2012

Mt. Tapulao

It was a climb that tested us in varied aspects - physical strength, mental alertness, and our virtues. But as a Group we were able to emerge from the challenges that came along our "trail". And once again, we were able to prove that while knowing the technicalities of a particular target climb prior to the attempt is very important, still, it is how the group utilizes that knowledge and the group's approach to difficulties that promises an achievement. 

Because of "The BACKPACKERS' way", five mountain climbers were welcomed as new members of the Group in a successful climb to the highest peak in Central Luzon.

The BACKPACKERS Fifth Induction Climb
Conquering Mount Tapulao
By Heinz Lopez Alvarez, Jr.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mt. Pinatubo

Solo-Backpacking in Mt. Pinatubo 
by Marion Erika Macapagal

Mt. Pinatubo has become one of the most famous volcanoes in the country after its eruption in 1991. It might have brought massive destruction of infrastructures and resources, natural or man-made, but its beauty nowadays is incomparable that tourists, local or foreigners, would be wowed seeing its summit and the crater lake.

BP King's nice capture!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The BP Gives Back: Give Love Year 2


The BACKPACKERS had a slight detour from our usual outdoor activities and bonded in the metropolis as we held our second major Outreach Activity in He Cares Foundation in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.  As we delve deeper into this season of sharing and loving, everyone was very willing and cooperative for this undertaking to be successful. It was spearheaded by BP Marion as part of her commitment in sharing her blessings during her birthday month. Here, we had the chance to meet, greet and bond with fifty seven kids of He Cares Foundation. It was an overwhelming feeling for everyone to see the beautiful smiles of these kids while they danced, played, drew art and ate. 

Here's a picture story of what transpired in this very memorable event: