The Climate Reality in the Philippines

The first time I saw his video “The Inconvenient Truth” I was still in grade school. I never thought it would be possible for me to see him in person and actually witness his presentation live.

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Ecotourism as key to sustainable development in the Cordilleras

Ecotourism as key to sustainable development in the Cordilleras A stunning view of the clouds on top of Mt. Pulag   Trekkers have this to say: the day you watch the sun rise above the clouds atop Mt. Pulag, Luzon’s highest peak, is the day you fall in love with the rest of the world. […]

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A brotherhood of the trails: The Cordillera Epic 3 Day MTB Stage Race

by: Giovanni Flaviano   THE Cordillera Epic multi-stage mountain bike ride. A rite of passage that will redefine a mountain bike rider through three grueling days of grit, exhaustion and even frustration. A total of 200 kilometers through treacherous rocky and twisted downhills, nauseating climbs, scorching sun and teeth-chattering cold. Thirty five teams with two […]

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CCT’s August Forest Building Activity in Bokod

After dinner and some cleaning up, we proceeded to our assigned classroom where we prepared our sleeping area for the night. After all that happened, I realized that it was a nice and cold evening after all.

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RUNNING HIGH: GRID MAGAZINE COVER STORY ON THE CMM2015

The Cordillera Mountain Marathon and its mountain biking counterpart, the Cordillera Challenge, are the two key sports events held by the Cordillera Conservation Trust over the course of the year. Fundraising, yes, but also a way to drive forward the advocacy in a very concrete way. What better way to get people invested in the outdoors than to get them to experience the outdoors?

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The Baguio We Want People’s Summit

The People’s Summit was a gathering of 500+ concerned citizens who came to express their love for Baguio, to vent their frustration over the current state of affairs in the city, to share their hopes for the future of Baguio, and to put forward their ideas on how to build a better Baguio – the Baguio We Want.

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Padyak para sa Binhi 2008

The hard climb up to Abatan did little to mask the fact that at 4am, this ridge along the Halsema highway was freezing cold; the temperature must have been just a little bit above 5 or 6 degrees centigrade and with the wind chill –that dropped to minus five or lower.

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THE LANDSCAPE WALKS PROJECT

What is the Landscape Walks project? Landscape Walks is a project that the Cordillera Conservation Trust is embarking on this year that creates economic opportunities for remote communities by utilising and developing trail systems in the Cordillera Mountains for Hut to Hut trekking that will both provide economic opportunities for the locals through board and […]

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Winning Video for the Globe Cordillera Challenge 6

We would like to Congratulate Francis Uy Puti for his awesome video of the Globe Cordillera Challenge 6! Please send us your complete address so we can send you some of the premium coffee beans from our mountains. 🙂     Please also do not forget to check out the other videos of awesome riders […]

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WINNERS OF THE CMM VIDEO CONTEST

Here are 3 of our favorite videos from last March’s Cordillera Mountain Marathon! You will be receiving one Berghaus Glacier Gaiter each! Congratulations! Please send us your contact details and address on FB so that we can send these babies your way. Once again thank you for supporting the work of the Cordillera Conservation Trust! […]

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SOME ANSWERS TO YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE GLOBE CORDILLERA CHALLENGE? 1. Where is the starting or finish line of this year’s event:  -The start and finish will be at the Tublay School of Home Industries in Acop, Tublay 200 meters below the Toll Gate of Halsema Highway 2. What time is the gun […]

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Bringing the world to the children of the remote mountains.

One thing we also try and do is give the children the opportunity to explore, their own environment and the world through reading as we have found that a wider world view is often complimentary to the values of environmentalism and is a necessity in building the next generation of ecological stewards.

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THE FOREST BUILDING REPORT 2014

Nature is a heritage worth protecting. The year that was in Forest Building 2014

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THE Cordillera Mountain Marathon is now officially a SKY MARATHON

The Philippine Skyrunning Association is the official running partner of the Cordillera Mountain Marathon and the Cordillera Conservation Trust. The CMM is now officially the second official SkyRace in the Philippines and the first official SKY MARATHON! The CMM will be the second official Philippine Sky Race together with the Mt. Ugo Akyathlon.  

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How do i qualify for the 42km Cordillera Mountain Marathon?

In order to ensure that participants are properly prepared for the Cordillera Mountain Marathon we have set some qualification guidelines in order to make your experience a fun and enjoyable one while out on the trails. How do you qualify for the 42km Cordillera Mountain Marathon? You have several options: 1. You have run and […]

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Bike delivery of books to the children of the cordillera mountains

We are always up for a good adventure but sometimes when we need to do some good, we make sure that even a simple delivery of children’s books for the remote schools of the Cordillera is a good day spent outside. On a green delivery. 🙂 We would like to thank the Lakay Bikers for […]

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WIN A FREE CORDILLERA MOUNTAIN MARATHON SLOT!

WIN A FREE SLOT FOR THE CORDILLERA MOUNTAIN MARATHON MARCH 22, 2015 WE ARE GIVING AWAY 2 FREE SLOTS FOR THE CORDILLERA MOUNTAIN MARATHON! 1 Slot for the 42KMS 1 Slot for the 11KMS How to join upload a 2-3 minute video of yourself telling us why we should give you a a free slot […]

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Cordillera Kids Rebuild Ancestor’s Forests

BENGUET, Philippines—For the last three years, schoolchildren in the Cordillera region have been doing their share in rebuilding their ancestors’ forests. For example, June and July each year means almost every pupil of Lubas Elementary School (LES) in La Trinidad town, Benguet province, must collaborate to propagate tree seedlings at a school nursery that was […]

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Simply one of the best days of my life: The Globe Cordillera Challenge

Simply, one of the best days of my life The Globe Cordillera Challenge 5: BY VANNI A. FLAVIANO THE recently concluded Globe Cordillera Challenge 5 has become the stuff of legends as the toughest and most grueling adventure that the Philippine mountain biking world has known. Globe Cordillera Challenge or GCC5, is the fifth mountain […]

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