Conquering any fear and reaching the summit bring a sense of fulfillment to any hiker (whether an experienced mountaineer or a novice trekker) and this surreal experience is something that any traveler would want to share to his loved ones.
Unfortunately, Internet connection does not come easy when you are out in the wilderness. But with the recent partnership of Smart Bro and Trail Adventours, reaching the country’s highest peaks and instantly sharing your hiking adventure online is now possible.
“The Philippines is a wonderful place to travel. With our partnership with Trail Adventours, we aim to provide ease of travel and share experience instantaneously,” said Dan Navarro of Smart Bro.
From here onwards, all expeditions of Trail Adventours will be powered with Smart Bro Pocket Wi-Fi, providing trekkers with online connection backed by Smart Communications’ broadband network of over 10,000 4G and LTE sites around the country.
All Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket Wi-Fi subscribers will enjoy 20 percent discount on all Trail Adventours trips starting December 2015 up to November 2016. “All you need to do is sign up on trailadventours.com and book a trip. Pay 60 percent down payment upon booking and present your Smart Bro Prepaid Pocket Wi-Fi on the day of the trip so you can just pay the remaining 20 percent of the fee,” explained Navarro.
He also said that this is not a one-time promo for subscribers as they can avail of the discount with every trip they book via Trail Adventours as long as they present the Smart Bro Pocket Wi-Fi in every expedition. Aside from that, they will be raffling off eight #SmartBroTrips monthly within one year. The free trips include popular Trail Adventours destinations such as Mt. Batulao in Batangas, Mt. Pico de Loro in Cavite, Mt. Pulag in Benguet and Batad in Ifugao.
Furthermore, all those who will sign up for #SmartBroTrips will automatically receive a free travel kit and a chance to win a Smart Bro Pocket Wi-Fi.
Smart Bro’s new partner, Trail Adventours, started in 2010 when a group of outdoor enthusiasts decided to organize a hike to Mt. Pinatubo. In just five years, the company grew to become one of the leading outdoor adventure agencies in the country, offering local and international hikes with over 40 guides.
“Having Smart Bro in our travel adventures will give our participants more ways to enjoy their journey as they now have the means to share their awesome outdoor adventures in an instant, which will hopefully inspire more Filipinos to scale greater heights, discover our country’s stunning views, and appreciate our natural resources,” said Guido Sarreal, co-founder of Trail Adventours.
Sarreal admitted that it is disappointing when some Filipinos praise international destinations and belittle our own country when in fact, the Philippines does not fall behind other countries when it comes to natural landscapes and mountainous ranges with breathtaking views. “They only have snow and we do not have that here. But that’s it,” said Sarreal.
He continued on saying that in order to protect our country, we must first love our country. But you may ask: how are we going to love this country when there are other factors plaguing the country and society? Sarreal said we only need to explore and see the beauty of the country to love and appreciate the wonders that the Philippines has to offer.
Meanwhile, media representatives got a taste of wall climbing during Smart Bro and Trail Adventours’ press conference at Recreational Outdoor Exchange (R.O.X) Store at High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. To prepare the media, Power Up Gym owner Joey Cuerdo shared some dos and don’ts when climbing (both for indoors and outdoors.)