Angel Locsin had two more mountains ticked off her list this month.
In a span of three weeks, she had conquered six mountain summits.
On January 8, 2017, the Kapamilya actress traversed Mt. Talamitam and Mt. Apayang in Nasugbu, Batangas.
The peak of Mt. Apayang has nice views of Mt. Talamitan and Mt. Batulao, which are both in Nasugbu; Pico de Loro and Mt. Marami, which are part of the Maragondon range.
It has steep assaults, but its hiking difficulty is four out of nine.
Meanwhile, Mt. Talamitan has a stunning view of the Taal Lake, Tagaytay, and its nearby towns. This mountain offers a river cross, cogon trails, and passing through upland farms.
Angel wrote, "I know, I know...6th mountain in 3 weeks. Aykenat function without my dose of vitamin mountain eh."
In another post, Angel captioned, "On the edge, you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."
Here's Angel's groufie with fellow hikers.
She apologized for not being able to have a picture with everyone.
The actress explained, "Hinahabol ko rin ang breath ko kasi from the assault. Hope you guys understand.
"Like you, gusto ko rin ma-enjoy yung ganda ng bundok at yung inakyat ko.
"And like you, ayoko rin magpa-picture nang naghihingalo hehe. Kita-kits sa next climb!"
On January 5, 2017, Angel and her hiking buddies climbed their supposedly "last hike for the month."
The group hiked Mt. Batolusong in Tanay, Rizal.
Its hiking difficulty is three out of nine, but hikers have to go through steep assaults, which Angel described "a butiki."
While she has the time, Angel captioned, "Hike while you can."
Batolusong refers to a plateau called Mapatag and the valley next to it.
It will take two hours of trekking to reach the point.
But if your troop wants adventure, you can continue the hike up to Susong Dalaga Peak, which takes additional two and a half hours from Mapatag Plateau.
Check out Angel's stunning view from her fifth hike.
Her caption: "There’s always something beautiful outside."
The actress's recent hikes were Mt. Cayabu in Tanay, Rizal; Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet; Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas; Mt. Pamitinan in Rodriguez, Rizal.
Aside from the nice views and fresh air, hiking is powerful cardio workout.
WebMd listed down its health benefits.
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise
- Build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs
- Strengthen your core
- Improve balance
- Help control your weight
- Boost your mood.