Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mt. Batolusong - Tanay Rizal - February 2014

The name has always resounded in my head. Revenge, before I have even attempted to climb the mountain and experience its penitence. Politics surrounding this outdoor spot has been thick and not without cringe. From 2-week permit approval, to toss of appropriate people releasing the permits, (I was handed off from phone line to phone line, and asked to email the wrong people), to supposed background checks and nitty-fuckitys and the sorts. 
MENRO (DENRs locality of sort) have their reasons though. Security maintained in the said mountain has been said to be compromised. Rebels and encounters have been actively threatening lax for mountaineers to hike the mountain.
Through TUCOs efforts, I was able to join this climb, free of the above hassles.