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Discovering Mt. Semilya

My journey as a mountaineer all began when I was invited by two of my colleagues to a charity climb. In my post "Chasing Passion", I wrote about how I trivialized mountaineering and never really thought it was something I'll be fond of. Back then, there were only two reasons why I decided to join the climb; first was to be part of a charity event so I can share my blessings; second and to be a bit more honest - I was bored and wanted to try something new. 
Looking back, I'm really thankful that I have accepted the invitation. My first climb was probably the most memorable; full of pleasant discoveries and memories, and it also added wonderful people in my life.

Mt. Semilya stands 785 meters above sea level, with a trail class of 1-3 and a difficulty of 6/9. The Dueg Resettlement is the usual jump-off point when climbing Mt. Semilya (check also my post "A Humbling Experience in Aeta Dueg Resettlement"). The first 20-minute of the trek was a rocky, steep trail…