Conquering Mt. Ugo: My Challenging Journey to the Summit
One of the hardest things I’ve ever done was climb Mt. Ugo in the Philippines. I was aware of the difficulty of the trail when I started out on it. I was determined to climb the mountain despite its reputation for having a difficult terrain and rough slopes.
The climb’s first few kilometers were rather simple, with a gradual slope that wound through heavily forested and lush terrain. But as the journey grew more difficult, the difficulty increased. I had to struggle up the steep slopes with my hands and feet, and I could feel my muscles tensing up from the exertion.
As we ascended higher, the terrain got harder. The fall were hazardous and the rocks were jagged and spiky. I had to maintain my attention and alertness at all times, continuously examining the landscape for the best course of action.
The air became thinner and the temperature dropped as we ascended higher. But despite the physical difficulties, I noticed that I was growing more energised with each step. I was overcome with astonishment and surprise by the spectacular beauty of the surrounding area.
We eventually came to a sheer rock face that appeared to be insurmountable. But utilizing every ounce of strength and agility I had, I catapulted myself upward with the aid of my climbing companion and a surge of resolve. We finally made it to the top of Mt. Ugo after what felt like hours of climbing.
From the summit, the vista was truly breathtaking. With miles of open space in every way, we could make out undulating hills, lush forests, and glistening lakes. There was a tremendous sense of accomplishment. We had successfully completed one of the Philippines’ most difficult climbs by using our strength, bravery, and determination.
I was incredibly grateful and respectful of nature’s strength and beauty as we descended the mountain. The ascent had put me to the test in every manner, but it had also shown me how important persistence, concentration, and determination are. And I was aware that I would apply those lessons going forward.
I'm Irving Dela Cruz, a devops professional who enjoys working in the tech industry. In my free time, I love playing games and immersing myself in different virtual worlds. I also have a passion for riding my motorcycle on the weekends, feeling the wind on my face and exploring new places.
- Birthday: 27 May 1977
- City: Quezon City, Philippines
- Age: 46
- Degree: BS ECE
- Freelance: Not Available
But that's not all, I'm also a guitar enthusiast and love to spend my spare time practicing and 'noodling'.
I have a diverse set of interests and enjoy staying active both in and outside of work. Whether it's through gaming, riding my motorcycle, or playing the guitar, I always find ways to stay engaged and passionate about the things I love.