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.