Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tramp1 Facilitators photo documentary

It was a great weekend, the first of the Tramp series was a real outdoor training with lots of things filled our minds. Combined members of ZE Tramping Group are ZE team, Petzl19 Facilitators, FedEx team & / Lance Pacio portraits.

This photo documentation will show the details of Tramp1, the things and moments we all shared during the two days and one night event. Enjoy while viewing these behind the scenes shots from our photographers.

At the meeting place Jollibee beside SM Fairview, first to arrived was FedEX team headed by Sir Joey, at exactly 9AM.

We ride this jeepney from Tungko market going to jump off point, but unexpected, half way through the road, the metal crank under was disconnected and we need to wait for 30 mins for the replacement ride.

Lai & Dean just chillin while waiting for the replacement jeep

And while waiting for our new ride, we met Nanay ( wearing Abacca hut ) just the other side of the road, Her house is a beautiful Nipa Hut and her compound is full of Bamboo trees. She provided us shelter and gave us bamboo stems that we needed for our outdoor survival cooking at the summit. We thank for Her warm heart and treated us like Her children. She told us that when we climb again this mountain, just drop by Her house anytime and we are very much welcome.
Thanks to " Nanay "

And just behind our stuck jeep, we met a 79 year old mountain racer biker. Tatay was so funny, keeps on bombing us jokes all the time. He had a lot of stories to tell about the place and gave us tips about mountain biking. Just realized the health benefits of outdoor sports, you conquer everything and even surpass your age. And age is just numbers, the total fitness comes from your heart and passion for your craft. 
Nice talking with "Tatay"

At the drop off point, Ate carinderia. And what are they pointing at? they just discovered their 20 years old biking photos are posted and displayed at the wall..So they are really legends of this mountain biking trails. We had our lunch here around 3PM.

New mountain biker friends at Ate carinderia
"Kain Tayo"

Rocky trail 30 mins to summit
At Mt. Balagbag summit

Who came first at Mt. Balagbag summit, our official photographer, publisher 
Mr. Lance Pacio
wearing Zalvaje Eyes Eyegear Grind Edition

More mountain biker friends at the summit

A scenic view of Sierra Madre with a rainbow,
sign of hope and colorful things ahead for us
ZE Tramping Group
At Summit sunset

Camping tent assembly before the sunset, everybody were preparing for night camp

The view of Metro Manila at sunset, the night lights were so peaceful that day

The Camp Site at night, just a little rest and preparation for our modern outdoor cooking
"Gutom na ang lahat"

Dinner & Cooking Time

Preparing hot water for Caferite Coffe

Lets drink caferite

Waited for 3 hours for the rain to stop, We had a guest climber, the mountain pussy
Just having fun...

Time to Sleep

Good night everyone, see you in the morning..

Early morning of the second day

Dean & Daniel early salute for our ZE Tramping Group Flag
Daniel is a kid native of brg. Licao Licao Rodriguez Rizal Province
Part of Sierra Madre mountain range

Breakfast Time

San Marino Tuna Paella best for outdoor activity, easy to prepare and ready to eat.

San Marino Tuna Paella, sarap sa almusal!

It's time for intro Outdoor survival 101, Basic Mountaineering course & First Aid 101

Petzl19 preparing the materials for fire creation

Petzl19 & Sir Dom lecture and demos for fire creation for outdoor survival applications 

Details of the Importance of fire creation in outdoor survival cooking

Dean Emmerich on the spot just volunteered to create his own fire using the metal fire starter 

First Aid Kit presentation and the application of each items.
The intro outdoor training completed in 2 hrs. Just an introduction of everything we need to learn
and we need to trek down as planned
Trekking Down

Edge of the summit

Petzl19, Doc Karlo & Sir Dom
and the gang

Petzl19 powered by Gatorade

Quench your thirst!

Just arrived at the drop off point, Ate carinderia
This is the end of our Tramp1 photo documentary and we hope that you've enjoyed your journey with us.