|Proudly pointing his name in a tribute made by his trekking agency|
Regie shared with with us the difficulty and loneliness of technical climbing at the roof the world alone. He joined a group of international climbers with him as the only Filipino.
Climbing on a personal capacity, he wanted to prove he can summit. There were moments of life and death situations for him and his sherpa. Driven by a strong motivation (and anger too) to succeed at all cost, even at the expense of going beyond financial and physical limits, from his own account he said, "I barely made it."
Having achieved his target which he set for over 10 years, I heard him say, "Ito lang pala (ang pakiramdam). I should have devoted my priorities to my family and career." His statement needed validation. As we return back to Manila, there will be other perspectives and stories on his climbing which incurred for him huge payables as a result of his personal feat.
|Cover of Jamling's book|
Regie's climb was lonely and difficult. We, his friends thank him for his completion so we need not go through the same ordeal. As he has climbed the roof of the world and survived it.
|One enjoyable lunch at Rum Doodle in Thamel, Katmandu courtesy of Dom|