Sunday, October 28, 2012

The 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

photo by wantet (Flickr) Summit of Mt. Apo
Philippines is blessed with 7,100 islands, it is grouped into three island-groups - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Philippine mountains are volcanic in origin and, in general, have moderate elevation. Situated in the tropical latitude, these mountains have tropical vegetation and home to thousands of flora and fauna, most of them are endimic or only found in the Philippines. Here is the list of ten (10) highest mountain in the Philippines:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tent Structures

In general, Tents consist of poles which form a skeleton and over this skeleton, the Tent Fabric or skin is laid out to create an inner pocket. These are the basic Tent Structures:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Important of Planning for Climbing

Poor planning frequently result in miserable climbers and damage to natural and cultural resources. Authorities often tell stories of mountaineers they have encountered who, because of poor planning and unexpected conditions degrade mountain resources and put themselves at risk.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Refreshing Kairukan Falls

It was an enthusiastic and great day for me to be together with my previous mentor and friends in a fun climb activity. They told me that they wanted to experience the fun and rigors of mountaineering, change of passion will do the trick after all they're all successful in their careers.

It was everyone's first taste of of hiking, so I suggested a minor trek on waterfalls and streams before climbing the highest mountains of Bataan Peninsula. We all ended relaxing into the fresh chilly water of Kairukan falls. Kairukan falls is located in one of the two upper tributaries of Kairukan river, which drain the northwest flank of Mt. Silangan (is part of Natib mountain range). On the foot of the mountain, the narrow, cascading 150 feet high Kairukan falls descends into a deep pool about 30 feet in diameter. Tarak Ridge, Pantingan Peak and Mt. Natib are considered as major climbs in Bataan.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mt. Batulao

According to the villagers the name “Batulao” is came from the sun sets right between the two peaks of the mountain, creating an image of rocks surrounding a disc of red light. In Tagalog, this event of “Bato sa Ilao” (Illuminated Rocks) from which derived the term “Batulao”, however, this scenario only happens every last week of the year. The beauty and characteristic of batulao is good enough to make it as mountaineering destinations of nearby cities and provinces.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Philippine Mountains

Mt. Apo (Kidapawan Summit)
Philippines are composed of 7,100 islands, and mostly are hilly or mountainous. It is grouped into three island-groups, namely the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippine mountains and its small islands are volcanic in origin and in general, have moderate elevation. Situated in the tropical latitude, these mountains have tropical vegetation and rich in flora and fauna.

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