Let destruction reveal your real beauty.
Rodriguez Undecalogy Dayhike of Montalban Superloop
11 Mountains in One Day
Mt. Sipit Ulang
Mt. Hapunang Banoy
Mt. Susong Dalaga
Successfully finished: 12/21
Total trek time of pacers/ trail runners: 22 hours 30 mins
2nd group: 23 hours 45 mins
Last group: 24 hours 50 mmin
It was here when I first felt disappointment, frustration & worry all at the same time during a hike as I kept on saying, "Why on earth did I sign up for this?" upon realizing we still had 4 mountains to finish after exhausting ourselves with 18 hours of hiking.
It was here when I first experienced turning all 5 minute breaks to 5 minute power naps to conserve every last bit of energy I had during our last few hours - late at night, under the jungle trees and on top of the summit lit by the bright supermoon under the serene nightsky.
It was on this hike when I couldn't stop saying "Lord, please be with me all throughout" on the last few hours, when my legs were giving up.
This is inarguably my toughest hike to date. I call myself crazy for signing up for this, but I'm also happy that I can proudly declare that I'm a finisher of the Undeca Montalban Superloop of Diehikers Unlimited. But I was also humbled. This is where I saw the big impact of having a bold heart. Despite the body's capabiliy, at the end it was the heart that dictated whether or not I'd be a finisher.
Thank you to the guides, to sir Sandrye, Master P and the rest of DH Unlimited. Big time thank you to sir Mark for helping me during the last 2 hours of the hike when my legs were already "dead". Thank you also to sir Ged & kuya Eagle, the organizer/guide of my very first major climb when I was still a beginner in hiking. I was happy to see you again; your moral support boosted me up. Lastly, thank you God for being with me all throughout.
Congrats to everyone esp. to all finishers!
Dear UNDECALOGY, UNDE na kita babalikan.