I've been asked why I keep on climbing mountains. For some it's difficult (depends on the trail though), tiring, boring, and other I-don't-see-the-point-doing-it kind of description they call it.
I always answer simply: "It's fulfilling. The view from the top makes it worth your energy."
But this one's different. We were invited by a friend to hike not just to travel and see the view at the top, but for a purpose of helping someone in his battle with Myeloid Leukaemia. What a great way to help, yes, so I'm in. We're a pretty big group, occupying 3 vans in total. It was organized by D'AwtKasts, a group of travelers who wanted to help their friend by raising fund through organizing hiking events.
Mt. Daraitan should be a minor climb but because of the weather, difficulty has been intensified. We were told that it was rated 9/9 difficulty because of the mud. It was the