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GRID Expedition 1: Sea to Summit

The GRID Expedition I is a 9-day series of our team blazing a trail through northern Luzon, home to some of the Philippines’ most diverse terrains, lead by Jp Alipio and his team of adventurers, mountain runners, and conservation advocates.

The GRID Expedition I: SEA TO SUMMIT is a 9-day series of our team blazing a trail through northern Luzon, home to some of the Philippines’ most diverse terrains, lead by Jp Alipio and his team of adventurers, mountain runners, and conservation advocates.

For more information on our adventure underway, visit www.gridmagazine.ph/expedition

Get ongoing behind the scenes daily updates and snapshots using our hashtag #‎GRIDWasHere #‎GRIDExpedition thanks to wifi made possible by Smart Communications, Inc. #‎SMARTBROTRIPS

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Music: ‘Holy Coast’ by The Beach The Beach

“The best way to get people interested in saving the outdoors is to show them how to use it…”
– JP Alipio, National Geographic Explorer
and founder of the Cordillera Conservation Trust


The GRID Expedition I: SEA TO SUMMIT documentary, a short film following a team of adventurers as they blaze through Northern Luzon on wheels and on foot, during an epic 8-day sea-to-summit road trip.

At the heart of the GRID Expedition is the desire to tell the story of the great Philippine outdoors. It’s about compelling everybody to get in their cars, to get on their bikes, lace up their shoes, and experience what the Philippines has to offer; embracing the unplanned stops along the way and savoring the journey just as much as the destination.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD

Notes by producer Francisco Guerrero and team -> Link to Story Excerpts

Day 1

MANILA TO LA UNION. Coffee break at El Union, surfing in La Union, and then setting out for the road trip to the Cordilleras.

Day 2

BAGUIO TO ITOGON, BENGUET. Meet up with with our outdoorsmen in Baguio before setting up camp at the base of Mt. Ugo.

Day 3

ITOGON, BENGUET. The runners take on a south to north Mt. Ugo traverse following the course of the upcoming Cordillera Mountain Ultra in June.

Day 4

ITOGON TO BONTOC. This route takes runners across Luzon’s highest road in the Mountain Province, before packing up to drive to Sagada.

Day 5

BONTOC TO SAGADA. After shopping for supplies at the market we discover the Sagada Cellar Door hidden in the pine forests above town.

Day 6

SAGADA TO BALBALAN. Morning drive up to Balbalan Junction to take a 16 km downhill mountain bike ride through Balbalasang.

Day 7

BALBALAN TO VIGAN. We head out from Kalinga and cross the Abra River, making our way to the coast of Ilocos where we spent the night.

Day 8

VIGAN TO LA UNION. Back in La Union, and doing our exit interviews. All trips come to an end so new adventures can begin.

THE PROJECT

You can read and see more about JP Alipio and his team on their epic eight-day trip on our instagram, facebook, and website, as they share the story of their adventures daily on our blog, featuring a short film.

Featured in GRID Magazine Issue 12.

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