What lies on the traverse side was a suprise, since no one was ever to sucessfully traversed the said mountains within the year, the connecting ridge was in complete chaos.
The most dangerous part of this trail is, determining whether you're stepping on a solid ground or not. Yes, the trail was marshmallow soft that most of the time I ended up trapped on holes.
Sumagaya summit is almost barren, an hour before reaching the summit, the team commence a full blown descent then a complete ascend awaits by the time we reaches the "eCamp" portion.
It was a perfect weather that time, we had a complete view and yes we were so lucky to witness it. We took our lunch, took few more pictures and rested for a while.
Not just blessed with a perfect weather for hiking, we were also blessed with a professional Guide Radzmr Amaquin of KAPLAG Mountainer who took care of the team, who assisted me with my "from scratch itinerary" and a very strong 16 year old Porter, Binbin who stayed thru thick and thin :) with Sirikit all throughout.
Planning to traverse these mountains? Better start from Lumot then exit to Sumagaya, trust me it will drain you if you'll start from Sumagaya. If you tried Kitanglad, imagine removing the steel ladders then ascend in full pack.
For Guide/Fee and Inquiries about Lumot-Sumagaya (even Balatukan Climb)
Radzmr Amaquin (KAPLAG Mountaineer)
Cell Number: +639358056161
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