Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Akyat Pinatubo Climb For A Cause

It was June 15, 1991 When Mt. Pinatubo eruption happens. I was only 9 years old then
and I remember the times when everyone in our neighborhood were busy removing ash falls
in their roof.  I was very happy that time because of one week class suspension. But, when I watched the news and saw what happened in barangays in Tarlac and Pampanga, I felt bad and
realized that it was a serious matter.

It was the second largest eruption of the 20th century. Mount Pinatubo Volcano had been dormant for 400 years.

The effect of erruption was very devastating and it destroyed Irrigation systems, water
service facilities, power transmission and lateral lines, roads bridges and other
infrastructures were damaged mainly by lahars while houses and public buildings
collapsed from the weight of accumulated ash deposits.
Those were the memories of  Mt.Pinatubo 10 years ago. I cant imagine how can they can recover from such disaster. But, Nothing is impossible with God.  The nature recovers itself and bring back its beauty.

After a decade, Mt. Pinatubo became one of the tourist spot in the Philippines. I dont want to miss the opportunity to witness the beauty of Mt. Pinatubo.

I already climbed 2 mountains this year (Pico de loro and Mt.Maculot) and Mt.Pinatubo would be my Third.

On May 28, 2011, There will be an event named Akyat Pinatubo" Blogger's climb for a Cause. Organized by Let’s Go Sago! Travel Club. The proceeds of the event will be go to Tahanang Walang Hagdanan.

Photos taken from Lets Go Sago


Akyat Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour

May 28, 2011, Saturday

Tarlac, Philippines

Day Tour

03:00a - Assembly at Panay Avenue, Quezon Avenue MRT

03:30am - Departure to Capas, Tarlac
06:30am- ETA Tourism Office
07:00am- 4 x 4 ride to jump off point
07:30am- Start of 2-hour trek (can be shorter depending on the speed of participants)
10:00am- ETA crater; free-time, swim, explore
11:30am- Lunch break
01:00pm- ETD to jump off point (2-hr trek)
03:00pm- ETA jump off point; 4 x 4 ride back to Tourism Office
03:30pm- ETA Tourism Office; wash-up
04:30pm- ETD to Capas Shrine
05:00pm- Side trip to Capas Shrine (if time permits)
05:30pm- ETD to Manila.

* arrival time in manila may vary, but the ETA would be 9:00pm

Package Inclusions for All

* Roundtrip Private Van/Bus Transfers
* 4×4 Vehicle to hiking trail (optional skyway)
* Local Guide
* Optional Skyway toll fee
* Conservation Fee
* Usage of Shower Area at Pinatubo Spa Town
* Sidetrip to Capas Shrine
* Pre-Event Briefing on May 20 (venue to be announced)

For more information visit   Let's Go Sago  blogsite.

This event will be made possible through the following sponsors who took care of the tokens and raffle prizes:

Starbucks Philippines
Travel Factor
Solid Hosting
Blogger Manila

Event media will also be covered by the following partners:
Nufffnang Philippines
ChurpChurp Philippines
Orange Magazine TV

1 comment:

Daves said...

very interesting event :)