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Amber Pulag Climb January 20 – 24, 2011
Itinerary Jan 20 (Friday) 2200 – ETD leave Amber for Bus from Manila to Baguio 0730 – ETA Baguio Jan 21 (Saturday) Rest and prepare for climb Jan 22 (Sunday) Attend Early Mass ETD Baguio to Bokod, Benguet (Jeep) Registration and Briefing at DENR Ambangeg Ambangeg to Babadac Ranger Station (Jeep) Lunch ETD Ranger Station to Camp 2 (Hike) Set camp. Take photos of sunset. Dinner at Camp 2. Overnight. Jan 23 (Monday) Wake-up call and Light Meal ETD from Camp 2 to Summit (Hike) Sunrise at Summit ETD to Camp 2 and Breakfast (Hike) ETD to Ranger Station Lunch at Ranger Station ETD Ranger station to Ambangeg (Jeep) ETD Ambangeg to Baguio (Jeep) Attend Late Sunday Mass Dinner at Baguio 2200 ETD from Baguio Jan ETA Manila (Tuesday)
What to bring Clothes (2+1 pairs) Fleece Jacket/Down jacket/Shell (must be suited to temperatures of 0–7 degrees Celsius/32-45 Fahrenheit ) Raingear (Rain jacket/ Poncho; or makeshift, like a garbage bag) Trekking Pants/Jogging Pants (Preferably waterproof, must also keep you warm) Extra socks Trekking Shoes/Hiking Shoes (Make sure you've test-worn them days before the trip. If using rubber shoes, make sure to bring another pair or at least sandals as a backup. In our experience, rubber shoes tend to give up easily, esp. those that have not been worn for months then suddenly worn for hiking. Trust us, we've seen it too often.) Gloves (that actually work) Bonnet/Head gear/Scarf/malong Plastic bags (for water proofing of your bags, clothes, cameras and other items) Sleeping bag (a must to be truly comfortable) Large Garbage bags (at least 2 pcs) Flashlight/Headlamp (plus, extra batteries) Personal whistle Personal meds and First Aid Kit Tissue Paper (there is only an open pit for number 2 while we are at Camp 2) Mess kit (Plate or container bowl, utensils) Water bottle (at least 3 liters if you're sensitive to unfamiliar water; or just a 1-2 liter container, easily refillable with cool, fresh, clean and potable mountain water) Personal Trail food (candies, chocolates, cookies; to share!) Camera (for photo ops!) Happy Disposition, An Attitude of Gratitude, Sense of Adventure ☺ (this is the most important!)
Important reminders Individuals with special medication are advised to bring sufficient amount of their medicines. For mobility and ease of trekking, the use of backpacks is recommended. Rule is to make sure your hands are free, so that you can support yourself (or your companions) in case you slip, fall or have to ward off mountain lions. (just kidding on the last one). (Read: No umbrellas, handbags/purses, or anything else that will restrain your hands. If you can keep them in your backpack, then you can bring them.) It is also advisable that your things in your bag are packed in a big plastic bag to ensure your stuff remains dry in case of rain. The activity will take at least 2 days of actual hike (please refer to itinerary). As long as the hike is not your first physical activity for the year, you would be fit and capable to summit Mt Pulag. Make sure you have your doctor's clearance too if you know you may be in a delicate state of health. If you exercise at least 2 weeks from the hike, with perhaps a 3 times a week 30-minute walk, then you're alright. More than anything, the exercise serves to help you have a better experience of the trip. (Hard to enjoy if you're catching your breath all the time instead of admiring the view or exchanging stories with your travel buddies.) Please try to minimize the weight of your backpack. In life as in the mountain, it is best to travel light. Don't bring along a book! (You won't have time to read it.) :) To minimize impact of the activity to the area, it is mandatory that we follow the "Leave No Trace" principle. Read about it here. Trash and litter have no place in the wilderness. Campfires will not be allowed. Picking, gathering, hunting, or bringing down of whatever flora and fauna is strictly prohibited. Temperature at Mt. Pulag may drop to 2 degrees or less, so prepare necessary clothing for the camp. Make sure your loved ones/friends know where you are going. Have at least one person know where you will be going, with whom, and when you are expected to come back. Leave them also the contact numbers of the organizers so that they can reach us in case they are not able to reach you.
Cost breakdown Bus to Baguio – 450 (the Deluxe was full) Bus from Baguio – 715 (we hope to get Deluxe) Overnight in Teacher’s camp per head Transpo to and from Ranger’s camp – 945 – (8,500 total / 9 of us) DENR Entrance fee DENR Camping fee - 50 Guide fee – 100 Food - ~500