Mount Pinatubo is the delightful result of a savage disaster. A deadly eruption of the 1990s left a humongous crater lake and dramatic lahar cliffs.
Jump inside an open-air four-wheel drive with your private guide and plough across the lahar landscape, thrashing over rocky terrain and volcanic ash. It’s an exhilarating adventure and you haven’t reached the foot of Mt Pinatubo yet.
Leaping over river crossings and clinging onto rocks, you finally reach the summit, and you’re flabbergasted by the colour of the crater water. It’s almost too blue to be true, so you take a leisurely dip. The cerulean lake contrasting against the colourless landscape feels otherworldly.