A German’s Quest for the 60th Summit in the World

Last October 11, 2014, I had the chance to climb with Markus Hogenschurz a German engineer whose passion of scaling every highest mountain in every country around the world.

On this climb, it was his 60th Summit, and it was an honor to climb with a seasoned climber like him to the roof of the Philippines.

We started our day at 5 AM with a bus ride for an hour and then transferred to a chartered motorcycle locally known as “Habal-habal” up to the trail head in Baruring. During this ride, he was amazed on the mode of transportation that we took and says that people living in the are exceptionally extraordinary.

We arrive at the trailhead around 8 AM in the morning and right away started the trek.

My assistant Roy and I observed that our guest is really in good shape for he does not take a single stop during the first hour of the climb and just smiled at us.

On this trip, I can say that this guy was a fast trekker since we arrive at the last village in Tumpis for less than 45 minutes and then head straight to the jungle trail.

We had our lunch in Camp 1 around 11 AM and then continue to trek after few minutes.

On that same day, we arrive at the boulders part around 1:30 pm in which we saw the rock face of Mt. Apo slowly covered with fogs.

We decided to camp in the 87 degree campsite when we reach that part around 4 PM since the weather was not good and a chance of sunset was slim at that time.

Early in the morning, the mountain showed us his beauty by giving us good weather, and we ascend to the highest part of it with blue skies and majestic scenery.

On the center peak, Markus did some treasure hunting since there was a geocache on that area and he found it and signed his name on the small logbook.

After visiting some summits in the peak, we go back to our camp site, had breakfast and head down for home.

On our way back, we trekked the West side of the boulders to see a different view, and it was nice since it was all clear and we can see the beautiful view of Davao City, Davao Gulf and some islands in it.

Climbing with a veteran outdoorsman like Markus is an honor and we were able to arrive back in Davao City afternoon of October 12, 2014, safely.

Engr. Albert C. Gabriel is an Electronics & Communications Engineer by profession, but his passion is adventure, nature, and photography.

A mountaineer for more than a decade, a surfer for seven years and created the Telecommunications Ecological and Adventure Klab ( TEAK) in Davao City.

 

Why Go for the World Famous Trekking Torres Del Paine W-Track?

Hiking is an adventurous and exciting way to engage with nature and simply move away from the bounds and harshness of human settlements. Travellers from all across the world are attracted to the rich environment of Southern America. Shared by both Chile and Argentina we have the tranquil region of Patagonia which is connected to the mighty Andes mountain ranges and the vast Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean.

Know about the world famous trekking course:

Torres Del Paine is well-known especially in the global tourism industry. It is a beaten track laid on the maintains and goes through the rocky terrain in the shape of a W. This W shaped track is well over forty miles long and it interlinks the French Valley, Grey Glacier and the three Granite Paine Towers.

The track is enriched with the icy terrains and peaceful mountainous atmospheres, distinct and fascinating wildlife inhabitants such as penguins or rare underwater species and it also constitutes magnificent sights that bring out the finest spectacle of nature. Tourists from all across the globe prefer the calm and extraordinary heritage of such parts and always visit for incredible adventures, lifetime experiences and the overall satiation of the body and spirit.

Trekking the Torres Del Paine will include four to five days or perhaps a complete week to experience the extraordinary. Some effective ways are to set-up camps, bon-fires, go for unseen sights and make the most of the adventure with innovative ideas.
The natural heritage:

One incredible aspect of the Patagonian heritage is that the population presiding over there is sparse. This further has led to vast lands, evergreen valleys and a spatial expanse filled with natural elements.

The human condition is simply neutralized and livelihood is as peaceful as the mountains over there. The Andes mountain range is connected with deserts and grasslands. With a scant population livelihood is indeed simplified, tranquil and magnificent.

The association with glaciers and a snowy climatic situation makes it a fun spot for holiday sports and camping. Tourists will face the best and unique wildlife experiences as penguins are also scantily available across the mountains. The French Valley encompasses lovely sights and this includes a straightway passing of the famous Fjord of Lost Hope.

Derivable conclusions:

It is evidently clear that adventure and experience is abundant on such trekking courses. Travel agents are further associated in bringing such natural wonders to light and giving it the worthy recognition it deserves. They are responsible for taking care of tourists, fixing accommodations, transport systems and especially act as the useful guide of the respective tourist.

Inconvenience is not at all an issue because nature is unharmed and the ecosystem is brilliantly flourishing. It is the best place where nature presides in its finest essence. The place is a totality of every natural condition ranging from mountains to deserts and the vastness of the ocean.

People can relax anywhere and anyhow they please during holidays and curious hikers or explorers inevitably have the chance to explore the habitat, learn and appreciate the wonders that nature offers. Memories are made and life is actually lived on these exciting parts of the world.

 

Why Go for the World Famous Trekking Torres Del Paine W-Track?

Hiking is an adventurous and exciting way to engage with nature and simply move away from the bounds and harshness of human settlements. Travellers from all across the world are attracted to the rich environment of Southern America. Shared by both Chile and Argentina we have the tranquil region of Patagonia which is connected to the mighty Andes mountain ranges and the vast Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean.

Know about the world famous trekking course:

Torres Del Paine is well-known especially in the global tourism industry. It is a beaten track laid on the maintains and goes through the rocky terrain in the shape of a W. This W shaped track is well over forty miles long and it interlinks the French Valley, Grey Glacier and the three Granite Paine Towers.

The track is enriched with the icy terrains and peaceful mountainous atmospheres, distinct and fascinating wildlife inhabitants such as penguins or rare underwater species and it also constitutes magnificent sights that bring out the finest spectacle of nature. Tourists from all across the globe prefer the calm and extraordinary heritage of such parts and always visit for incredible adventures, lifetime experiences and the overall satiation of the body and spirit.

Trekking the Torres Del Paine will include four to five days or perhaps a complete week to experience the extraordinary. Some effective ways are to set-up camps, bon-fires, go for unseen sights and make the most of the adventure with innovative ideas.
The natural heritage:

One incredible aspect of the Patagonian heritage is that the population presiding over there is sparse. This further has led to vast lands, evergreen valleys and a spatial expanse filled with natural elements.

The human condition is simply neutralized and livelihood is as peaceful as the mountains over there. The Andes mountain range is connected with deserts and grasslands. With a scant population livelihood is indeed simplified, tranquil and magnificent.

The association with glaciers and a snowy climatic situation makes it a fun spot for holiday sports and camping. Tourists will face the best and unique wildlife experiences as penguins are also scantily available across the mountains. The French Valley encompasses lovely sights and this includes a straightway passing of the famous Fjord of Lost Hope.

Derivable conclusions:

It is evidently clear that adventure and experience is abundant on such trekking courses. Travel agents are further associated in bringing such natural wonders to light and giving it the worthy recognition it deserves. They are responsible for taking care of tourists, fixing accommodations, transport systems and especially act as the useful guide of the respective tourist.

Inconvenience is not at all an issue because nature is unharmed and the ecosystem is brilliantly flourishing. It is the best place where nature presides in its finest essence. The place is a totality of every natural condition ranging from mountains to deserts and the vastness of the ocean.

People can relax anywhere and anyhow they please during holidays and curious hikers or explorers inevitably have the chance to explore the habitat, learn and appreciate the wonders that nature offers. Memories are made and life is actually lived on these exciting parts of the world.