Taking on 3 Peaks - Bakun Trio: Mts. Tenglawan, Kabunian, and Lobo

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The Bakun Trio is a lesser known, yet still popular, destination for mountain climbers here in the Philippines. It consists of Mts Tenglawan, Kabunian and Lobo and it takes around 4 days to climb all 3 mountains. It's difficulty rating (according to pinoymountaineer.com) is 5, 9 being the highest. So it's pretty much a hardcore climb for newbie mountaineer, which I learned the hard way.

I was invited by one of my best friends, who's already a seasoned climber, to a Bakun Trio Charity climb. He seemed to have noticed my already bulging stomach and double chin and thought that I've needed to shed some weight.

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The trip from my city to Bakun (the municipality where the mountains are located) takes around 3 - 4 hours, depending on the stops. We were able to enjoy the trip since we had full view of the road and the surroundings! Warning: If ever go on a trip to the Philippines, it's not really recommended to travel ON the jeepney. Take all the necessary precautions and if the driver says no, then you should take warning.

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We arrived at the Bakun Elementary school to do our charity work. We gave our donation of books, clothes and school supplies.

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I even get to be the kid!

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After the charity event we then proceeded to the actual climb and the view here is breathtaking!

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-- a view of Mt. Tenglawan

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When we got closer to the peak of Mt. Tenglawan, it started to rain and when we reached the top, there was a full blown storm (a lightning hit nearby and we all felt its shock)!

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Second day I was already exhausted and I felt pain all over my body! I thought I wasn't able to complete the expedition:

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... but I soldier on to reach this amazing spot!

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Here are some handsome goats

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The last day of the expedition, my body felt a little better. The cool air and fresh mountain spring water helped finish the last leg of the trek!

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Here are some more pics from the climb:

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Thank you for taking the time to see my journey!

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  • Schneidy