By Vernise L. Tantuco/rappler.com – Not everyone can say they’ve climbed at least one mountain –let alone 26 – in the past 3 years. But Wyatt Maktrav Bedural y de los Reyes, a seasoned hiker and adventurer, certainly can – and he is only 3 years old.
According to his blog, run by his parents, Wyatt Maktrav was born on July 31, 2012 and went his first hike at Pico de Loro when he was 8 months old.
Since then, Wyatt’s also climbed the 4 highest mountains in the Philippines, Mt Apo, Mt Dulang-dulang, Mt Pulag, Mt Kitanglad.
Of course, he can’t have done all of that alone. Wyatt’s parents, Eduardo and Sha, are both mountain climbers themselves. They first met on a mountain in Anilao, Batangas, and they want to pass on this love of the outdoors to their young son.
Ed is an IT professional for a transportation company, while Sha is an SEO specialist who also does some basic web development.
According to their blog, the couple named their son “Wyatt” because it means “strong” (check out more here). “Maktrav,” on the other hand, is short for “Makiling Traverse,” a trail on Mount Makiling. The couple was choosing among other trails to name their son after, but settled on the Makiling Traverse. Coincidentally, they climbed the Makiling Traverse in November 2011, not knowing that Sha was already pregnant at that time.
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