5 Tips for Climbing a Mountain

Climbing Mt. Pulag was my first joiner experience. A joiner is when an individual or group organises a tour that a fixed number of people can join for a fee. The fee usually includes meals as well as the transportation expenses and the services of a travel guide. I don’t consider myself the sociable type but when a workmate, who is also a friend, invited me to join the trip with her friends, I decided to give it a try and I enjoyed the whole experience.

As a first timer, I did my best to prepare for the climb. The climb was scheduled for February, the time of Hanging Amihan, so I was trying to figure out how to survive in such cold weather. Here are some of the things I did to get ready for my first mountain climb.

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Track your Expenses

Did you know that tracking your daily expenses will help you save a lot of money?  Knowing where your money is going is the only way for you to take control of your finances.

Challenge

Get a notebook and write down all the things that you will be spending for the next 30 days.  You need to write down all your cash expenses, even small purchases like candies, tips and sticks of cigarettes.  There are several apps available online that you can download for free to make your tracking easier.

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