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PHISSUG’s Pilgrimage to Mount Data

February 16, 2017 @ 10:30 PM - February 19, 2017 @ 10:30 PM



Philippine SQL Server Users Group is now back with it’s non-tech weekend!
PHISSUG will go up to Mount Data!
TARGET Attendees: DB Professionals

Hello guys! Based on the outcome of the trip of PHISSUG to Mount Data last weekend, it would be safe and I am EXCITED to announce that we are pushing through with the actual February 17-19 PHISSUG journey to Mount Data!🙂 It would be a 2-night outdoor camping trip to experience extreme cold weather the country can offer (near or below zero degrees) and at 2236 meters above sea level. We documented the lowest temperature at 1.6c but we have seen it dropped to 0.2c. We believed it went below zero when we got there last weekend. We can also spend the couple of nights knowing our peers in the database world and share technical experiences and ideas. We can do this over food and fire and music.

For those who haven’t seen the pics yet, here are the set of last weekend’s inspection trip (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…). To everyone’s benefit, going up there will not involve any hiking or climbing. So if you aren’t physically ready to climb Mount Pulag to experience extreme coldness like me, this is your chance🙂 We go straight to a non-operational hotel’s clean ground and pitch our tents (sorry hotel is close and non-operational for sometime now). We will have the place all by ourselves. There are comfort rooms in the area, running water source and a bit of nature. Sorry, no hot showers though.😛 There are lots of great sceneries and Mountain Province food along the way.

For those who plan to join, as precautionary measure, one needs proper warmers/clothing against the extreme cold. Ordinary jackets will not help. Most of us had 4 layers of clothing and still cold was unbearable. I had a shirt, 2 fleece jackets and 1 thermal jacket on and the 0.2c temperature was still punishing. But it will protect anyone against cold and hypothermia. I wore ordinary pants and 2 thick socks though which didnt help much. It is very important you wear a warmer for your head and neck (bonnet, hood, scarf).

The trip won’t be free for now but I will work hard to find sponsors to lessen our expenses. Initially, expenses per head would probably reach P4000. This would cover your contribution for transportation, and food. It is very important that I know as early as possible those who are 100% sure to join so you get included in the list that I will submit to sponsors.

You can bring a friend, family, kids (better if you have your own vehicle), as long as they are ready. The more the merrier.

For those sharing their vehicles, I’ll make sure you dont get to pay for the gas and toll fees🙂

We leave, thursday night and go back to manila by sunday evening!

So who’s in? PHISSUG, tara na sa Mount Data!

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February 16, 2017 @ 10:30 PM
February 19, 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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Mount Data
Halsema Highway, Baguio—Bontoc Scenic National Park
Bauko, Mountain Province
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