While I do Yoga twice a week and the occasional dance class, my fitness level isn’t at par with your #fitspiration pegs. But I am working on it. When I climbed Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas last weekend, I thought it would be a breeze. Boy was I wrong! Even if I conquered Mt. Pulag and Mt. Tagapo last year, my credentials didn’t prevent me from being at the tail end of our group of 21 climbers.
For my fellow slowpokes and advanced beginners (not exactly a beginner, but not quite intermediate), here’s a diary of my climb. May it help you manage expectations before you set foot on Mt. Maculot for the first time.
Video and tips coming soon!
Date of hike: July 16, 2016. Photos by KateWasHere.com. Additional photos courtesy of Sandra Villapol and Banjo Joson. Hiking apparel provided by Under Armour.