Anyone want a new place to hang out during summer .. literally?
Mark P. Battung took it to his Facebook account through a photoset how one could “wake up on the wrong side of the bed”.
“Woke up on the wrong side of the bed! Good morning Philippines… ☺????????????
You can pm us for more info about this Vertical Camping and Vertical Bivouac.
The posts reveal how he tried “Vertical Camping”, or camping at the edge of a cliff where one is literally suspended supported by a rappel.
WHEN IN MANILA has reached out to Mark for further details.
“This activity was first done in July 2000. By 2009 we started doing surveys, and in early 2013 I began purchasing additional equipment and further conducted more complex surveys. November 2013, I began extensive bolting on the following month.
There are actually two activities which are almost identical in nature – Vertical Bivouac and Vertical Camping.
A bivouac is a temporary encampment under little or no shelter. Outdoorsmen usually construct bivouacs on protected ledges, cavities, and other spaces that are far away from established campsites.
Rock climbers and mountaineers, during a long ascent, sometimes need to spend the night on vertical cliffs. When they set camp on such rock walls, they are said to have established a high-angle bivouac or simply vertical bivouac.”
Mark shares how the activity was first conducted in July 2009, and how it transpired to what it is today, fully enjoyed by adventure seekers alike.
“This activity was first done in July 2000. By 2009 we started doing surveys, and in early 2013 I began purchasing additional equipment and further and conducted more complex surveys. November 2013, I began extensive bolting on the following month.”
Mark shares the availability of Vertical Camping is still on “trial and evaluation, with limited guests for testing purposes”, and as of now, Vertical Bivouac is the only one currently operating.
Agh, the suspension and the thrill! Adventure is out there, guys! Hang on tight!
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Disclaimer: WheninManila.com does not own these photos. Photo credits go to Mark Battung. You may view the entire photo set here.