Premier outdoor brand Osprey Packs launched Filipino mountaineer Gideon Lasco‘s much-awaited book, Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila, at the R.O.X. building in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Physician and medical anthropologist by profession, Lasco is an avid climber since he climbed his first mountain when he was just eight years old. He has climbed over 150 mountains in the Philippines, hiked in 20 countries, spanning 6 continents, and scaled three of the seven summits of the world to date. Gideon became the founding president of the UP Med Outdoor Society in 2007, regularly contributes articles to the country’s top broadsheets, and launched the website PinoyMountaineer.com together with his friend Ivan Henares, paving the way to the creation of this book. In Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila, Lasco condenses the essentials for beginner mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts who would love to kick start their adventures. And one of the most crucial requirements for those who take their outdoor pursuits seriously is to invest in gear that they can count on no matter what. It is also the first hiking guidebook in the Philippines to include topographic trail maps. The book launched was made in partnership with Osprey Packs, a global brand that offers wide range of packs specific to size, gender, and type of adventure. It offers specialized packs for cross country backpacking, hiking/trekking, long haul travels, trail running, biking, weekend getaways, and everyday use. The exclusive launch was followed by a book signing, where Lasco entertained questions about the book and his experiences as well. Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila is now available in R.O.X. Philippines in BGC for P390. Soon, the book will also be available in R.O.X. Marque Mall–Pampanga, R.O.X. Ayala Center–Cebu, and Solidaridad Bookshop in Padre Faura, Manila. For orders of at least five books, you can order by email with free nationwide delivery, email [email protected] for more details of the service. Start ticking off those adventures in your bucket list! Follow Osprey Packs Philippines on their Facebook and Instagram page, and get insider tips on exclusive promos and special events that will help you get started in the great outdoors! The Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retail giant, is the exclusive distributor of Osprey Packs in the Philippines.