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congrats sayo wisbi. proud of you girl.
aslow, congrats ulit sa inyo. hangswit pala ni aslow.. yiiii
Hi! I guess this is the best thread to ask some questions regarding mountaineering at Mt. Pulag.
We're planning to climb next year, nobody from us is into climbing mountains so I guess it's recommended to take the Ambangeg-Ambangeg trail from what we've read.
Anyway, we are planning to avail a travel package. Can you guys suggest which one to get? I read that Travel Factor is good but a friend of ours had a problem with them, unless you guys know someone from there who could assist us well. We need one that can provide complete roundtrip transportation (bus and jeep ride, is there a private one that will only take our group, is it recommended?) with the guide and necessary permits, also food and tents...etc. I believe the need for a porter will just be settled at the station?
For those who bring their DSLR cameras...is the Lowepro Fastpack 350 a good bag to bring? I'll be carrying a D700 (without the grip to lessen the weight), 16-35, flash and tripod. Do I need to bring along another lens? What's a good one?
Thanks in advance and can't wait to hear your suggestions!
@ louie_gudboy .. its ok to bring your lowe fastpack bag for your slr, just remember to NOT let your camera sleep on ur bag during the night, otherwise kinabukasan eh fogged out na yan paglabas.. hayaan mo lang na asa tabi mo yang camera mo, and take out the battery, unless you have extra batts handy .. bring along a small portrait lens to compliment your UWA, and given D700's iso handling, a flash may be optional to bring down the weight.. but then again, a porter's fee is just 500-600pesos roundtrip
Any suggestions on a good and maybe private package for a small group? There's a lot on the internet so I'm kinda confused on which one to choose.
Anyway, thanks again!
@ louie_gudboy .. if u have an SLR belt bag, use it instead while trekking.. yes, it is an easy trek, but hassle pa din na manggaling pa sa likod mo *** camera .. an internal flash can handle the camp scenes, just use the camp headlights for additional lighting ala continuous modelling lights hehe...
if your looking for a private package for a small group, say 8-10 pax, you can ask established ventures such as travelfactor, trailadventours, etc. But if budget is a concern, for a lesser cost, you can just hire an experienced pulag hiker to accompany you, have him/her plan the trip, logistics, meal plan, help you source camp gears, and maybe even cook for you :-D
I'll check out the ones that you mentioned. We'll probably plan a private trip. Lesser cost would be a big plus! I'll ask around regarding the experienced hiker. Thanks again, appreciate the help!
^tama, pero wrong timing kasi, may tropical depression ata nun or low pressure area kaya nakakatakot.