Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sibuyan Trip

Farmers gather coconut fronds to rebuild their houses after typhoon Carlos

A couple of weeks ago, I went with a couple of UP Mountaineers to the island of Sibuyan to climb Mt. Guiting-Guiting. At the same time that we were on the mountain, typhoon Carlos struck the island. Trees fell and houses toppled over. The strong rains and winds brought by the typhoon forced us to abandon the climb a few minutes away from Mayo's Peak. We climbed down to a safer camp site and spent the night there. The following day we went back to the municipality of Magdiwang and watched the town celebrate the fiesta of San Isidro Labrador.

Not too many photos on this trip because of the rain.

Dancers at the San Isidro Labrador Fiesta

Waiting for the parade to begin

Barefoot Ati-Atihan dancer

Soaring blue warrior

More colorful participants

Hiding carabao. Not very sucessful though. :)


Photos from the (unsucessful) climb:

Our makeshift camp along the trail.

Mt. Guiting-Guiting. Maybe another time.



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