- Posted March 25, 2012 by
auckland, New Zealand
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Trip abroad that inspired you
This trip happened more than ten years ago in Northern Philippines. And I have not forgotten what it taught me - respect for mother nature.
Younger and tough as I was, trekking 3kms up to Mount Pulag's top, was something you don't take lightly especially when you haven't slept for 24 hours, are tired, lacked preparation, haven't eaten well, and don't have the right clothes.
I nearly froze up there on the Philippine's 3rd highest mountain. If it weren't for good friends and kind locals, I probably wouldn't be writing this.
In three pictures I'm telling the story - from the river, to rocky roads, then finally, on top.