The History of Boracay Island in The Philippines

The History of Boracay Island in The Philippines 1

Standing on Boracay’s White Beach in the early 1970s you’d have experienced the same fine white sand and views out to sea as you do today. What’s so different now is the vibrant world that inhabits the space behind the beach. For centuries Boracay was virtually a secret. A hidden gem set into the Western …

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Reaching for the Heavens: The History of Mountaineering

Reaching for the Heavens: The History of Mountaineering 6

Commonly associated with the daring ascents of formidable summits, mountaineering (sometimes known as alpinism) combines hiking, rock climbing, and snow and ice techniques.  Mountaineers must be properly equipped and skilled in dealing with variable terrain and weather conditions, such as avalanches, moraines, crevasses, and seracs, as well as altitude sickness.  They usually make use of …

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