Late last year, Angel Locsin discovered the beauty of hiking.
The neuro-spine and neck surgeries she underwent must have done wonders to her spine, which had a disc bulge, because she has recently been hopping from one mountain to another.
Yesterday, January 4, 2016, the actress climbed her fourth mountain summit: Mt. Pamitinan in Rodriguez, Rizal.
A 1,397-foot / 426-meter mountain peak, it is said to be the 22nd highest in Rizal.
Angel considers Mt. Pamitinan her "fave trail to hike near Manila."
With a hiking difficulty of 4 out of 9, Pamitinan is a recommended climb for newbies.
The trail leading to its peak is divided in two: the assault and the bouldering part.
The assault is the "muddy and slippery uphill climb," while the bouldering is "where huge rocks will be climbed."
The climb also involves "has a bit of rappelling."
The Kapamilya star's hiking buddies were Bubbles Paraiso, who came with her brother Paolo, and mountaineer Gideon Lasco.
Three weeks ago, the first peak she conquered in her series of climbs was Mt. Cayabu in Tanay, Rizal.
Angel said she "waited a year and a half" to achieve this feat.
"Big thanks to our group for making this climb happen, lahat game! Looking forward to conquering more mountains with you."
She also posted on Instagram her observations during the hike.
Angel said, "Looking out and appreciating that this mountain has 0 trash around. During my last hike (Pico De Loro), I was saddened by the vandalism on the rocks and trash laying around.
"I hope that my next hike will be as clean as this one (except for the putik)."
Before saying goodbye to 2016, the actress conquered Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet.
The former Darna wrote, "Cheers to new beginnings! May we all leave 2016 and all its horrible events behind and have a fresh start."
On January 2, Angel reached the peak of Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas.
The trail lasted under two hours, and had a difficulty level of 4 out of 9.
She climbed with Gideon, Bubbles, Paolo, Yassi Pressman, Bela Padilla, and their mountaineer friends.
Her caption for this photo: "In my element."
In 2016, Angel climbed Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Pico de Loro, and Mt. Pulag in Benguet, Ifugao, the third highest mountain in the country.