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Regie Pablo of Globe Telecommunications Summits Mt. Everest


I’m currently at Circles Buffet at Shangrila Makati attending a press conference for Regie Pablog of Globe Telecommunications, who was the 7th Filipino to summit Mt. Everest and plant the Philippine flag (as well as the Globe flag and Globe Visibility access point) onto Mt. Everest. This is another great mark for the Filipino people!

Here is a short fact sheet:

36 years old & married to Melissa in December 2006

  • Reached the summit of Mt. Everest in May 17, 2007 at 9 am Nepal time making him the 7th Filipino to achieve this feat
  • Joined the Asian Trekking International Everest Expedition Team, which is composed of 12 climbers (4 Americans, 2 Japanese, 1 Belgian, 1 German, 1 Czech, 2 Brazilians and Regie Pablo)
  • One of the organizers of the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition
  • One of the first Filipino to reach the summit of Mt. McKinley, which is North America’s highest peak and considered by many as the world’s coldest mountain
  • President of the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc (MFPI) from 2003 to 2007
  • “My love for the mountains developed when I was working for Benguet Corporation in 1992.”
  • Presently works in Globe’s Carrier Business (since 1994) and is one of the founders of Globe Adventure Club and Batangas Backpackers
  • Board of Trustee of Island Support and Sustainable Livelihood Alleviation, and Restoration and Development of Natural Resources

Climbed all over the Philippines and the following overseas:
Razdelnaya Peak (6,148 m. asl) – Kyrgyzstan (2001) (summit)
Petite Aug. Verte (4,148 m. asl) – France (2002) (summit)
Croix de Fer (2,343 m. asl) – Switzerland (2002) (summit)
Mt. Kinabalu (4,095) m. asl) – Malaysia (2004) (summit)
Baralacha Peak (5,300 m. asl) – India (2004) (summit)
Kyorang Peak 5 (6,300 m. asl) India (2004)
Mt. Aylmer (4,000 m. asl) – New Zealand (2005) (summit)
Muztagh Ata (6,938 m. asl) China (2005)
Dingboche Peak (5,200 m. asl) Nepal (2006) (summit)
Kalla Patar (5,545 m. asl) – Nepal (2006) (summit)
Island Peak (6,189 m. asl) – Nepal (2006) (summit)
Denali (Mt. McKinley) (6, 193 m. asl) Alaska, USA (2006) (summit)
Cho Oyu (8,100 m. asl) Tibet, China (2006)
Mt. Everest (8,848 m. asl) Tibet, China (2007) (summit)

Obtained the following trainings:
Basic Alpine Mountaineering Course at Western Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute – Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India (2004)
Technical Mountaineering Course at Mt. Cook Alpine Guides – Mt. Cook, New Zealand (2005)


To climb Mt. Everest you would have to spend about a million pesos for the trip. Renting a Sherpa costs USD $7,000.00 and a bottle of oxygen costs USD $500.00. He had to consume an additional 8 bottles for the summit. That’s USD $4,000.00 just to be able to breathe extra.

Regie describes the trek up the summit as a humbling experience, making you realize your mortality, bringing you closer to your Creator. He says that when some mountaineers come to face Everest, the frame of mind is to conquer it. Regie went up Everest humbled by its presence, asking permission to climb and enjoy its peak, as it is deemed as God by those who inhabit Tibet. Congratulations Regie! You made us proud!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

One reply on “Regie Pablo of Globe Telecommunications Summits Mt. Everest”

kudos for this wonderful achievement. Im proud of u my friend. see u @ 34th mfpi congress n climb.

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