April 2, 2023

Tublay, Benguet will host the 15th Mountaineering Fe-deration of the Phi-lippines, Inc. Luzon Summit on June 10 to 12 with participants coming from as far as Mindanao.

Online registration ended on May 31 but interested participants may still be eligible for walk-in registration with a fee of P1,000 for MFPI members and P1,300 for non-members.

Formal activities will start on day two, June 11, as participants from other provinces and regions are expected to arrive in Tublay on June 10.

Day two activities include rock climbing at Ahonda. Participants are expected to arrive at the site at 10:30 a.m.

Activity fee is P270 per participant inclusive of guide and entrance fees and fare.

Activities at Ahonda will continue on day two with a trek to the famous Bayokbok Falls from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an activity fee of P270 per participant.

Organizers added two packages on day two for those who do not wish to continue with rock climbing.

The other packages are either a visit to Bengaongao and Paterno Caves plus a visit to Kettong Falls, or hike to Mount Pokgong with a registration fee of P270 for any of the packages.

Assembly time for the caving and swimming is at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. while the hiking and river crossing will start at 7 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.

For details, interested participants may visit 18 Degrees Outdoor Facebook account. – Harley F. Palangchao