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ALP 2-MAN MAYON VOLCANO EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

August 14-17, 2006

by Allen Yu and James Kevin Ty

 

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Darn!  I should have left my workload back pack at hotel before climbing :(

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Mayon Volcano was very shy to just let James and Allen see just the mid to ground base only of this beautiful volcano.

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James was soaking wet from his own sweat upon reaching the PhilVolcs Station in Lignon Hills

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James and Allen posed for posterity to mark the start of their adventure.

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Gee....  This GPS will help me locate our exact position.

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After getting permission from their officer in charge, a soldier guided both of them to see the Volcano at an open area near the tip of Bonga Gulley.

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The soldier awaits James as he took images of Mayon Volcano.

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A break in the clouds bless them on their 2nd day.  New Hope!

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Mayon reddish lava can be seen even without going to nearby barrio.

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Mayon Volcano  lava flows out of its crater though the Bonga Gulley.

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A closeup of Mayon Volcano undergoing some minor eruptions.

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Early morning view of Mayon Volcano from our hotel window.

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Man, this is a long walk and still no sign of lawa flows!

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James is catching his breath as they arrrive at the lava site.

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James took picture of the cascading lava flows.

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Close up shot of lava sliding down at the top of the lava pile.

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Allen pose beside a lava pile which can erode anytime.

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Allen drinking Coconut juice as if he is kissing his girlfriend :) LOL

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Reddish magma starting to show from the cracks in the lava pile.

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This is what's left of our guide's nipa resthouse after lava flow cover it up :(

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Magma becoming more visible as the Sun started to set.

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Close up shot of a large magma flow.

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Magma flow now easily seen after sunset.

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Group shot together with our local   guide and his friends

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Another group photo shot showing lava flow at our background.

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A worm's eye view of the lava site.

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Mayon Volcano showing us her fierce temper!

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Lava cascading down the volcano slope.  A beautiful view indeed!

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Cagsawa Ruins with Mayon Volcano as background

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Posterity shot at the Cagsawa Ruins before they return back to Manila that evening.

   

For full report of the expedition, click here.


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