Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mt. Dulang-Dulang (2,938+)

MT. DULANG-DULANG
Lantapan, Bukidnon

Major jump-off: Sitio Bol-ogan, Brgy. Songco, Lantapan
LLA: 8.09798°N 124.9605°E 2938 MASL (#2)
Days required / Hours to summit: 2 days / 10 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 2-4
Specs (Traverse): Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 2-4 with roped segments

BACKGROUND
The second-highest mountain in the Philippines also possesses one of the most impressive forests in the country. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, chief among the high mountains the Kitanglad mountain range, possesses a mystical aura that visitors compare to the elven forests of Rivendell in "Lord of the Rings". Indeed, the long trek to the peak boasts of a variety of landscapes, starting from the wide trails with pine trees and grassland and progressing into denser and denser jungles. The jungle will reach a point that virtually everything is covered with moss and clouds. Trees are like bonsai, with spiraling, convoluted branches and 'beards' of lichen and white moss that give an 'ancient' feel to the forest. The temperature goes down even in daytime, and when you emerge from this jungle to the clearing at the peak, you can behold the whole of the Kitanglad range and even catch a glimpse of majestic Mt. Apo.

Dulang-Dulang, like Pulag and Apo, is sacred to the locals. The Talaandig tribe of Lantapan have been accorded rights to the mountains as their "ancestral domains". Hence it is a must to secure their blessing to climb Mt. Dulang-Dulang. It is said that they limit the climbers to groups of 20, although this demand is somewhat negotiable. Nevertheless, a ritual sacrifice of chickens is done before every climb by the datu, and climbers perform the ritual of hanging bands of white cloth at the summit, as respect to the native culture. These traditions add to the mysticism of Mt. Dulang-Dulang.

Usually, Manila-based climbers go with Mindanao-based groups when climbing Mt. Dulang-Dulang; it is logistically difficult to go independent without local knowledge or contacts. Climbers fly to CDO, then take the bus to Malaybalay, Bukidnon. From there, jeepneys are arranged to go to Lantapan. The last leg of the drive is comprised of rough roads which become very slippery when wet. You will then spend the night at the jump-off. Add two days to the climb proper, and the whole trip becomes a total of 3 days. Although very difficult, experienced climbers attempt the "Mt. Dulang-Dulang - Mt. Kitanglad Traverse", which takes you deeper into the heart of the Kitanglad mountain range to reach the second highest peak in the range, Mt. Kitanglad (4th highest in the Philippines). It is considered by some one of the top 5 most challenging climbs in the country.

The pristine and mystical environment of Mt. Dulang-Dulang makes it worthy to stand among Mt. Apo and Mt. Pulag as one of the three highest mouintains in the Philippines.

ITINERARY
REGULAR CLIMB

Day 1

1100 From CDO's Agora terminal, take bus to Malaybalay
1500 ETA Malaybalay market, meet with the group
1530 Take jeep to Lantapan
1730 ETA Lantapan. Courtesy call with datu
1800 Prepare for next day's climb, dinner
1900 Attend ritual sacrifice by the Talaandig tribesfolk
2100 Lights out

Day 2
0530 Start trek
1130 Lunch at water source (near river)
1600 ETA Plaza
1630 ETA Manny's Garden (campsite near summit). Set up camp
1700 Visit the summit (just 5 minutes away)

Day 3
0545 Wake up to watch the sunrise at the summit. Spot Mt. Apo
0630 Breakfast
0800 Break camp
0830 Start descent
1200 Back at water source
1600 Back at jump-off point; take jeepney back to Malaybalay
1730 Take jeep or bus back to CDO

D2-KITANGLAD TRAVERSE (DOUBLE MAJOR CLIMB)
Day 1

1100 From CDO's Agora terminal, take bus to Malaybalay
1500 ETA Malaybalay market, meet with the group
1530 Take jeep to Lantapan
1730 ETA Sitio Impagsug-ong, Sumilao. Courtesy call with datu
1800 Prepare for next day's climb, dinner
1900 Attend ritual sacrifice by the Talaandig tribesfolk
2100 Lights out

Day 2
0530 Start trek
1130 Lunch at water source (near river)
1600 ETA Plaza
1630 ETA Manny's Garden (campsite near summit). Set up camp
1700 Visit the summit (just 5 minutes away)

Day 3
0600 Breakfast
0630 Break camp
0700 Return to peak; hang the white cloth on the trees
0730 Start of traverse. Brace for very steep descent!
1200 Lunch along the trail, near crash site
1300 Continue trekking
1500 Start of steep ascent in cogon grasses; ropes maybe required
1700 ETA Mt. Kitanglad summit. Set up camp, or retire in bunkbeds
1800 Dinner, socials

Day 4
0600 Mountain-viewing session: Mt. Ragang, Mt. Balatucan, D2, etc.
0700 Breakfast, break camp
0800 Start descent via Intavas trail. Muddy and steep.
1100 Reach "Aerial roots": roots suspended in air
1300 ETA rough road
1400 ETA jump-off point at Sitio Intavas.
1500 Take jeepney back to Malaybalay or CDO
1800 ETA CDO

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Dulang-Dulang is a difficult climb. Have an experienced guide with you if you will climb this mountain. The temperature can approach those of Mt. Pulag, so bring adequate clothing (jackets, gloves, thermal clothing). Always have your camera ready if you want to document the animals of Mt. Dulang-Dulang. The trails are generally straightforward. Remember to show respect to the Talaandig tribesfolk. Knowledge of Visayan will come in handy as well, although Tagalog is generally understood throughout Mindanao (thanks to TV). Guide and porterage fees, as well as registration/park fees do exist, and they are comparable with (if not cheaper than) prices in Luzon.

TRIVIA
The 'Manny's Garden' mentioned in this guide is the mystical forest right before the summit area of D2. It is named after the late Manny Serina, the 'great pillar' of mountaineering in Mindanao. He was among the pioneers who explored (and introduced) D2 as a climbing destination.

The Kitanglad range is home to a variety of fauna and flora. There is a bird, called 'tusing' that is said to be endangered and is endemic to the mountain range (the blogger managed to capture one on camera). Squirrels also live in the highest alitutudes (the blogger wasn't able to capture them on camera). the Philippine serpent eagle and Philippine sparrow hawk find also refuge in the large uninhabited section of the mountain range. Believe it or not, there are 58 mammal species in the area - including bats, squirrels, monkeys, wild boars, flying lemurs, shrews, and deer! Sightings of the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) have been reported in the Kitanglad mountain range.

Given this richness of biodiversity, caution must be in the mountaineers' mind whenever he/she climbs Mt. Dulang-Dulang. Most of the species mentioned are endangered. We are merely vistors to their habitat, and we must be responsible enough to minimize our environmental impact.

On a lighter note: As Guiting-Guiting is dubbed 'G2', Dulang-Dulang is now coined as 'D2'. It can be safely declared that D2 is the second highest mountain in the country. It is 16 meters higher than Mt. Pulag (2,922 MASL). Locals in D2 quip that mountaineers should bring one kilo of land each so that it will eventually overcome Mt. Apo as the highest of them all.

WEATHER OUTLOOK: LANTAPAN, BUKIDNON


The author would like to thank the members of CARE-Iligan for accommodating him in their Mt. Dulang-Dulang-Kitanglad Traverse climb last May 2007.

110 comments:

Gali Talabuntud said...

thanks for this interesting post ivan. It is really important to secure permission from the tribal leaders in Brgy. Sungco. You can go to the TULUGAN of the Talaandig tribe and look for Datu Migketay. You can also ask assistance from Waway, the local artist brother of the tribal chief. The Talaandig leadership of Sungco is very conscious on the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) whenever anyone is to enter an ancestral domain area, in fact is mandated under the IPRA Law. This is just a caution that needs to be seriously taken consideration. IN the past, I have heard that even the NHI and UP staff were brought to the Talaandig Traditional Justice due to failure to seek permission from the Tribal Leadership : )

I frequent Sungco as I have some friends there and I usually pass Sungco going to work area which is 1.5 hours away from Sungco, a valley between Mt.Kalatungan and Mt. Kitanglad.

Bundok said...

Very nice post Ivan! This was a comprehensive one indeed. Been to D2 just recently and "cold" was an understatement, haha. (http;//tacurongmountaineers.blogspot.com)
Yes, i think Datu Migketay was very cordial and generous when he offered us his house as our temporary abode before the climb. We even had a sumptuous dinner with them and spent the night listening to their tribe stories.

ivanhenares said...

Hey guys! Please thank Gideon for it. He's the one who writes it :)

gideon said...

sir 'bundok', maybe you can share us some of the tribe stories? it'll be very interesting to write about. thanks!

gideon said...

sir gali, many thanks for the updates. we'll incorporate the new information soon. more power!

Bundok said...

My apologies Gideon. But thanks to both of you for coming up with this site. I wish i could share too but for now, I'm still a trek hitcher for climbs who's IT you already got. We've been trying to explore yet some less traveled mountains so the IT is all temporary.
But I hope I can contribute in the near future. Keep this blog up!

gideon said...

HIKING ADVISORY (10/30/07): We've just received word that Mt. Dulang-Dulang right now is a "hotspot for military activity against NPA rebels and armed bandits". Last friday, 7 people were reported DEAD in Lantapan and high areas of dulang-dulang. The situation has been described as "critical". I know of groups who are climbing this season; please be advised accordingly. I'll await further details from our friends there.

ogos said...

we're planning on doing a d2-kitanglad traverse and got information from a friend in montanara grp that climbed only recently (nov7-13) that they did not pursued the traverse because of some alarming facts. they went straight to kitanglad instead.
i was told that a mountaineer was killed, a robbery/homicide case...

gideon said...

this is very disturbing news! the situation may be more serious that what we hear from the media. thanks for the update sir.

attempting to climb dulang-dulang right now is therefore dangerous and strongly discouraged!

Binahon AgroForestry Farm said...

Hi!
This is a very nice site, offering a lot of useful information for those climbers out there.
Keep up the good work!

The security situation in Songco and on D2 is not alarmy. The killing was rather because of a personal grudge. But indeed caution is best.
BTW our farm is ideally as jump off-point for the trek up D2. We have nice accomodation and food. We are even developing a camp site on the farm.

Take care!
BAFF

gidyonder said...

thanks for the update from the binahon farm! it is really convenient to stay there - i personally did so when i climbed dulang on may 2007.

it is good to hear that the security situation there is improving. please continue updating the site. many thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks for maintaining this blogspot.. this is truly helpful to all outdoor enthusiats!!

with that being said, may i inquire regarding the current situation in D2? is it safe to climb by february 2008?

more power and thanks in advance,

joel of HAKAMS

gideon said...

sir joel, it looks like the situation has improved. i know of a group that's climbing d2 in february so mukhang okay na doon. let's hope it stays that way!

gideon said...

HIKING ADVISORY (01/08/08): The situation in Mt. Dulang-Dulang is back to normal. It is open to mountaineers with the same requirements mentioned in this article. Many thanks to Sir Johann of CARE-Iligan and Sir Mijan, the steward of Mt. Kitanglad National Park, for this update.

Bone MD said...
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Bone MD said...

Mts. Dulang and Kitanglad is again open to climbers these days. We recently had a traverse climb of D2-K2 via the Lantapan-D2-traverse-K2-Intavas route.Mijan Pizzaro (T-REX, PAMB authorized traverse guide)was our guide with Joan Jatulan and guest climbers from Manila. There is an army contingent stationed in Kitanglad by the way.

gideon said...

sir, thanks again for the update...and congratulations on the traverse! you may have met sir emman ma'am rose and company, i think they also did the traverse last month.

Bone MD said...

We did the traverse climb just two days ago. MJ mentioned about the traverse climb last month. MJ and Joan are my climbing buddies since I started scaling peaks here in Mindanao.

patrice said...

i find your site very informative. expect me to come by here more often. ANyways i would like to ask if Dulang dulang is open for climbers this time around considering the increased tension between the NPAs and the military. please help. We are planning to go to Dulang Dulang this July and we are hoping for more information. Thanks in advance

gideon said...

@patrice: as far as i know, dulang is open right now - i know that some groups were able to climb in the summer. however, dulang is a volatile mountain so there's no assurance. the DENR of bukidnon may be able to ascertain for you the status of the mountain

Anonymous said...

der has been no NPA n d2 or d surrounding area, most espcially lantapan..d locals cn attest 2 dat.
lantapan s NPA free.. 70's, 80's, 90's, 2 dis day... d PNP prov. com. or d local LGU rcords show..

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,

We plan to climb D2 end of this month. Since it is the rainy season, can you tell us what to expect? Is it possible that the view at the summit will not be ideal due to clouds or is this mountain usually clear? Is the view atop as beautiful as that of Pulag?
Finally, do you have updates on the peace and order situation in the area?
best regards,
Timmy de los Reyes

gideon said...

@timmy: if you are planning to climb d2 alone, the attraction would be the mossy forest just beneath the summit, and not the summit views themselves. personally, i think pulag's summit is more spectacular, especially since the view atop d2 isn't 360 degree. but it is still nice - the cover photo of this article is a shot i took from the summit.

peace and order? so far we haven't received any news about it. as they say, no news is good news but its best if you double check with the DENR/locals.

have a nice d2 trek! enjoy the mossy forest!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,

Many thanks for your quick response. We are in our final phase of planning for the climb. It is good to know peace and order is okay. We have already touched base with the mountaineers in Bukidnon. Looking forward to the trek. Let me know if you hear anything about D2. Thanks again.
Timmy de los Reyes

gideon said...

@timmy: kindly update us about d2 after your climb too. enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,
We just returned from our trip to D2. It was fantastic. Flora was great. Trails were alright except for some fallen logs that you had to climb over. We got rained in when we reached the Alanib River and after that the climb was wet and some parts muddy.
We met the Talaandig tribe who were very gracious to us. We felt very welcome. I was with two of my Dutch friends who climbed for the first time. I was also with Mike Abanes and Dennis Apuntar, my mountaineer guides who helped facilitate the arrangements together with the local mountaineering groups there.
We climbed August 28-29. It was a first for me to attempt a more difficult mountain but it was worth the hardship. We truly had fun. Henry Binahon and his wife were very hospitable to our group. We slept there the night before the climb and it was comfortable. Acutally quite a beautiful place. Lots of picturesque spots along the way. As you enter the forest cover, the pictures we took were more on the flora we saw along the trail - orchids, ground orchids, wild strawberries, lots of various berries, pitcher plants, ferns, lichens, colorful mushrooms. Really plenty of interesting areas.
You were right, the mossy forest was fantastic. The place is pristine and is worth the climb.
best regards,
Timmy de los Reyes

gideon said...

hi timmy,
congratulations on your successful d2 climb, im glad you found it great - as i did a year ago. i saw some of your pictures in deng's multiply site.

more mountains to climb!
all the best,
gid

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon,

Thanks. Yes, D2 has just increased my desire to climb more mountains. There are more plans for the coming months. Hope one day we can climb together.

best regards,

Timmy de los Reyes

King said...

Sirs,
We are scheduled to climb D2 this November. However, just recently, a former classmate who went up there in 2001 said that the trail has no forest cover for the 1st 8 hours of the trek. Yung last two hours to the peak lang daw ang may cover. Is this true? Or is he just pulling our legs?
Because if its true, we may have to bring our golfing umbrellas with us. Minus the umbrella girls of course.
I'm more inclined to believe you guys. So what's the real score?
King

gideon said...

for the ascent to d2 from lantapan, the exposed, wide trail only lasts for 2-3 hours, then the rest of the day will be spent on the beautiful forest of d2...as outlined in the itinerary in this page.

King said...

Hi Gideon!

That friend of ours must have thought we have gout or arthritis.
Thanks for the info. We're all set.

King

King said...

Hi Gideon,

Everything you wrote about Mt.Dulang is true! And more! We were there last November and Dulang is truly enchanting.
Surprisingly, most of us thought that it was an easier climb than Mt. Kitanglad, maybe because we really prepared hard for the climb.
Staying at Binahon Farms before the climb really helped. The rates for the overnight stay and the food is very reasonable and the owners very hospitable.
I don't know if you guys experienced this, but at the start of our climb, the resident cicadas gave us a defeaning welcome. It was so eerie we just stood still and listened for a few minutes. D2 is definitely a recommended climb!
King Aviola

ailema said...

hallo aakyat kame jan this coming april or may, my first climb was in mount hibok hibok kasama ko mga friends from ATTACK CDO http://www.attack.esmartdesign.com/ young team nila palagi na umaakyat sa mga terrains na ganito me kakaumpisa lang hehhe i love the mountain side yohoooooooooooooooo

gideon said...

@king, im glad that you had a great d2 experience!

@ailema: enjoy the trip, please give us updates!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Your post and some of the comments are hihgly appreciated especially for those who are planning to conquer D2. Just like us we will be going to D2 on Feb 14-18.

For those who can give us additional inputs on how are we going to enjoy our times while walking for hours..., will be hihgly appreciated.

Thank you.. looking forward for any updated info

Regards,
melodathletic@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hey guys! for ur Info MFPI 30th nat'l climb and congress April 16-19, 2009 MT. DUlang-Dulang, Bukidnon (Host NORMMS).

see you there....

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!
Good luck for the coming MFPI 30th natl climd and congress this coming 19-19 april 2009!
But for our most successful climb and congress, i still suggest we will coordinate with Datu Migketay Saway and Waway in advance!Because Mt. dulang-dulang is arguably their ancestral domain and formed part of their sacred grounds. This would be a good venue also for us to understand and learn more about the Talaandig tribe and their struggles. Maybe we can do something even a little to take part for their struggles! A good venue is also their newly built 'HALL OF PEACE". And i'm looking forward not only for a trek but for a cultural adventure too!

Anonymous said...

Friends,
I agree, coordinate jud ta sa Talaandig Tribe! Mt. Dulang-dulang is their territorial ground.
We don't have to go there for compliance of their FPIC. Adto ta, because i believe the Mountain protected by their customary laws is definitely the exact place where our coming breeds of mountainers and kids too will be climbing in the future, bisan wala na ta!
Good luck to our coming MFPI national climb and Congress!

Anonymous said...

Korek bai!
See u in Mt. Dulang-dulang.. agi sa ta sa ila Waway ug Datu Vic Saway for a customary ritual. Lisud nag ma "SALA" ta sa ilang customary law. I been there in their community sa Tulugan, we have to learn more.. Maayo man kaayu ang ilang purpose. I understand, it is part of their management tool in preserving the majestic Mt. Dulang-dulang! Thanks for the concern..... see yah! Advance happy KAAMULAN diay sa mga taga Bukidnon.....................

jojo said...

hola! gideon, my wife and i are planning to climb D2 this april, can you recomend contact persons, and guides as well. more power to pinoymountaineer site it helps us a lot, have a nice day!!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! I'm planning a D2 climb May 1-3,'09. Tell me if you're interested. As of the moment, our group count is two (2) including myself. Balikan lang, no traverse.

Nols

Anonymous said...

Hello sir. Query lang re: D2. Can you give me an idea about the water sources there? Do we need to bring water, get water from halfway through the trek or are there sources in the campsites (Manny's Garden). I'd appreciate any info. Thanks!

Jay Z said...

guys any info about the guide contacts for d2 traverse? we need it po we are planning a d2 traverse by nov. marami pong salamat here is my contact 09172758305 email jayz.jorge@yahoo.com thanks sir!

PinoyApache said...

hi, gideon. just posted my piece about D2-2-K2. please visit this link: http://pinoyapache.blogspot.com/2009/6/bacon-hunters-of-mounts-dulangdulang.html

Anonymous said...

Anybody climbing D2 this September or October?

ernesto pandagani said...

any contacts po sa para sa dulang dulang climb? please????

Anonymous said...

Planning a D2 climb either September or October... anybody interested?

Anonymous said...

im also planning a d2k climb this oct.. sama sama na lng tayo mga sir..
email me at brethren_wolf@yc ....

-maulder

Anonymous said...

finally had the chance to do the D2K traverse last week... we did it coming from Kitanglad traversing to D2... good thing weather was good during the morning as it was ratrat all thru the 3 day hike to avoid being rained out in the trail in the afternoon... our longest trek was the ascent to Kitanglad (6hrs), traverse was done in 5.5hrs, D2 descent under 5hrs. Make no mistake about it, this traverse is difficult.. our guide is Kagawad Walter (see his contact info at Kitanglad page)... Had the chance to meet members of the robotics pack as well (Mijan and Emir) during the D2 descent. The mossy forest in the traverse as well as the D2 descent, especially Manny's Garden and the Plaza is a sight to behold, uber beautiful ang mossy forest dito guys! makes me think of trying out Kalatungan tuloy haha ... this traverse is definitely a must-climb for all!

-dindo

Anonymous said...

hello sir.me and the rest of our group planning to go at dulang dulang by next year(hopefully:D).i heard a rumor marami daw pong NPA?safe po ba umakyat?thx!:D

gLeNn said...

I really miss D2. It's been 5 years since my last climb... XU-AMS usually climbs D2 once a year. Hoping to climb it before the year ends...

Anonymous said...

Just did the Kitanglad-Dulang2X traverse as well. Superb trail! Weather was very good. This will definetely be something I'll be coming back to. Coming from the Kitanglad side seems the easier and more convenient option as you can start early (no need to set-up camp on Kitanglad). But ropes will be needed for safety descending from Kitanglad though. The ascent to D2 is gradual from there (unike the steep ascent to Kitanglad from the other side). I agree with Dindo, the mossy forests are indeed a sight to behold! Makes me wanna do the Kalatungan Volcano traverse as well! I'll be coming back again and again for sure!

Nols

Anonymous said...

f anyone n d country plans 2 go 2 mt.dulang-dulang,find ds fella,a vry responsible guide named mr.ulric arcelo ching of malaybalay city,bukidnon.one of d best der s n d business.

Anonymous said...

mgkano po ang registration at guide fee?..thanks

Anonymous said...

may organize climb po ba kayo dito nayon? id really love to join po sana.. i love communing with nature pro la po kase akong kasabay so if ok lang sana i'll join sa organiz climb nyo.
tnx=]

Anonymous said...

hello... where in malaybalay po i can find mr.ulric arcelo ching? may number po ba nya kayo sir/ma'am? hihingi po sana ako.

Anonymous said...

hi....paano po makahanap ng guide for d2?

Anonymous said...

HI good morning,hope all is well..after i read all the comments above,,five of us is planning to explore Mt Dulang Dulang this 2nd week of July,,can you give us suggestions and contact numbers...we really appreciate any comments from you guys..
thanks,my email add is malandi102@yahoo.com
weng

Anonymous said...

hi i'm planning to go for d2k this last week of April just let me know or post ka lng dtu..if meron gusto sumama.

Anonymous said...

kailan ka sa april pupunta??

Anonymous said...

last week ng april po..may plano then po ba kayo?

Anonymous said...

june po may aakyat po ba?

Anonymous said...

gsto ko din umakyat ng kitanglad-dulang mga 2nd week of june.. para sa araw ng kalayaan.. jam na lng tayo....

Anonymous said...

maron bng group na aakyat sa D2 to celebrate ang araw ng kalayaan? reply please

Anonymous said...

may nagbabalak po mgclimb ng 2nd wik ng july?..solo climber ako.baka may makasabay..o pedeng makisabay?

Anonymous said...

sinu gusto mag climb sa dulang?
just contact us D' HANGZ MOUNTAINEERS
located: Mountain View College mt Nebu Valencia City Bukidnon 8709
Looking 4 very Enjoy Climb?
just go with D' HANGZ MOUNTAINEERS....

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jane, lakdang said...

thanks Gideon for the IT

Erick Aguinaldo said...

Guys we are planning to climb D2-Kitanglad Traverse on November 25 to 30, 2010. Kindly post contact details of guides and porters. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Kita-kits na lang tayo dun. We'll be doing the same route from the opposite side on the 28-30th (Kitanglad-D2)...

shoes ng CARB said...

last Oct.29-nov.1,2010 we did mt.kitanglad-mt.Dulang dulang travrse wid my new set of frens(from bicol)
..thnx god we did it safely....madugo nga nga pag galing ka ng kitanglad.dis was my unforgetable climb.
THNX to GOd,our Family,frens,Pinoy Mountaineer,kay kuya sa KITANGLAD,sa boung team at lalo na sa 3 super hero na nga rescue sa'kin (you know who you are guys)at kay sir MIJAN PIZARRO..(das-das GAW!)

ernest perez said...

we are planning D2K for 2k11 - sometime may or june, me contact details ba?

melo sanchez said...

guides sa dulang2 at kitanglad...

sir mijan 09186352729
sir johnmurs - 09993257836

Anonymous said...

just to add pra sa guides ng dulang-dulang

sir bain - 09066498092

siya ung guide namin last week...

-rl-

Anonymous said...

binahon agroforestry farm
bol-ogan, songco, lantapan, bukidnon

contact nos.
09059071771
09106143237

Anonymous said...

We can asist climb to D2 AND KITANGLAD. From securing permit with the DENR, Rituals,Porters, guide and others.

We can also offer package climb, like equipment and food.

We are also doing bird guide.

Our contact 09059071717

Anonymous said...

details for d2k..wer planing this holy week

Glenn C. said...

Hi there! I just have a couple of quick questions. Which route is better to do when it comes to the views, accessibility of the trail and getting a permit? A traverse from Dulang-Dulang to Kitanglad or a traverse from Kitanglad to Dulang-Dulang? When is the best time to traverse these mountains? If I do need a guide, how much will it cost me to hire one. I have climb these mountains before but that was long, long time ago, i think it was late 90's with my barkadas. We were planning to do this hike but unfortunately we were not able to this traverse hike. Hope you guys can answer my questions so that i can plan my trip ahead of time. Thanks alot... -Glenn-

Anonymous said...

Hi there! any body wants to climb this month of March? - M2M

Joshua Floyd said...

been here last april 2011! it was worth it..the traverse to mt kitanglad was brutal but made it safely thanks to our guide mr jerry,son of the talaandig chieftain!and reading from this page,my mind was cleared about the white strips of cloth being hang on the summit of d2. some mountaineers back in our place made comments on those cloth regarding about LNT. we just simply answered them that its part of the rituals of the tribesfolks and i guess as mountaineers we should respect their cultures. many thanks to the CAFGU's in mt kitanglad who accomodated us well when we arrived. nice climb!

Anonymous said...

I dont care if the road's gonna eat me up.... i'll just climb!Jhazmine!

Anonymous said...

Anyone climbing D2 this year? I'd like to join!

Or kung may gusto umakyat let's form a team!

TRAILMASTERS said...

We are planning to climb here sir this year. let's form a group. 09222468772

Anonymous said...

our group will be climbing on Nov. 23-27. anyone interested to join you can call or text me 09179355977. thanks.

Anonymous said...

pwede po ba sumama dun sa group na aakyat ng nov 23-27?? ako lang kasi eh...

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw po Sir at M'am,
Magandang araw Sir Gide,

Gusto ko po sana humingi ng payo sayo Sir Gid at sa mga veteran na mga mountaineer natin na nakapag D2-Kitanglad na.

Gusto ko sana magkaroon ng idea ng gastos na aabutin sa buong trek, kung meron na din po kayong mabibigay na contact para sa Transpo, Guide, Registration, etc.

Plano naming umakyat next year at gusto ko sana ihanda ang lahat para walang hassle sa pagpa-plano.

Salamat po!

alan samorin said...

Hi everyone, Im a solo climber from Iligan City. I have scheduled a Mt. Pulag climb this October 28-31, 2011. Im planning to climb D2K traverse after Pulag by November 2-6, 2011. Anyone of you here na mayroong climb sa D2K on these dates. Pakisabay naman po. Salamat
Here's my name,eadd & contact no.

name: alan samorin
eadd: alansamorin@gmail.com
contact: 09094971064

Anonymous said...

Anyone interested on a Dec 5 to 8, 2011 Kitanglad to Dulang Dulang? Maybe from Mindanao as it is too late for Luzon since flight maybe expensive. Post on this site your cell. - Joel S.

Anonymous said...

im in CDO. is there any group thtt will climb D2 this january? im interested to join. pls. contact me... 0923-680-4853.. thanks!

Tin said...

Hi everyone,

I'll be in Bukidnon on March 8-14 and I'm planning a D2-Kitanglad traverse within those dates. I've climbed Mt. Dulang-Dulang last year but this would be my first time to do a traverse. Anyone here with the same plans? Please drop me a message at nagbabasangpinoy[at]gmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hello there!will there be a scheduled climb this month?or in celebration of kaamulan?hope to hear from you guys!

boks said...

Hi Everyone:

Is the D2-Kitanglad traverse climb available year round?

thanks.

Anonymous said...

Looking for a responsible and culturally sensitive guide to Mt. dulang dulang? txt.092633222457

Anonymous said...

Looking for a responsible guide to mt.d2? txt me. 09263322457

Henry Mark Binahon said...

planning on climbing d2 on november 3-4.

Anonymous said...

hi there! team wiliki from davao are planning to climb the dulang2-kitanglad anyone planning to climb please drop me a message . Hoggy_mugz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi there! team wiliki here from davao, we are planning to conquer d2-kitanglad dis coming holy week anyone hu plans to climb this said week pls message me 09324021419

Anonymous said...

D2-Kitanglad traverse climb on Aug. 8-11. :D

Anonymous said...

Hi I want to join D2- Kitanglad climb on Ausgust 8-11, contacts please :) Im from Manila. Thanks.

helmet said...

0sir gidz, pa post lang po..thanks

mga sir,, post ko na, para makapag abang na kayo ng seat sale..
the bukidnon almigh-3
kitangland-dulangdulang-maagnaw traverse
Dec 1 arrival in Cdo, dec 2-6 climb date, Dec 7 onwards uwian na..
Abang abang na ng seat sale.

Anonymous said...

Climbed this mountain lately, very responsible and culturally sensitive guide. I suggest this guy.. Oyec 09063492585 .

Anonymous said...

Climbed this mountain lately, very responsible and culturally sensitive guide. I suggest this guy.. Oyec 09063492585 .

Kai said...

maayong adlaw :)

We did a reverse of the D2K traverse (wait that was a mouthful of words hehe) last Holy Week. We climbed Kitanglad first then went with the traverse to Dulang. Everything went as planned until on our 3rd day when everything went downhill (figuratively and literally haha) from there. We chose the Dalwangan (Lalawan Falls as one of the highlights) trail on our descent rather than Lantapan since our guide, Sir Mijan of DENR, would also want to survey the extent of damage by typhoon Pablo along the trail. It turned out that the trail was not “passable” anymore due to the huge trees toppled by Pablo. What was supposed to be a 10-hour descent turned out to be 18 hours on our end. Some of our members, together with Sir Mijan had to explore for new trails. It was really an experience which is equal parts the best and the worst. I’d love to write a full-blown account of the story but work is getting in the way. hehe So this list will do for now :)

http://neverwhereishere.blogspot.com/2013/04/5-nuggets-of-wisdom-learned-and-un.html

Anonymous said...

Just to remind everybody, that please let's not just leave our garbage that are non-biodegradable in the park especially bottles of liquors. So disgusting. mahiya naman po tayo. Park po yon. hindi bar yon na may susunod sa ating mga kalat. Parang hindi nka-basic mountaineering course ah. nakakainsulto po kasi. walang janitor sa bundok.. .

Trash at jump-off points
Trash of any kind should not be left at jump-off points. It should be brought back to the city for proper disposal. In some rural areas, the usual mode of disposing trash is by burning, burying and even dumping in waterways. It is better that we know where our trash goes.

We also do not want to reinforce the locals’ behavior of collecting trash from climbers. If the locals keep on collecting trash from visitors, sooner or later, their dumping pits would not be able hold the garbage that climbers bring. Politely refuse if a local asks you to leave your trash in their pits. But if they tell you that they intend to recycle the plastic containers and tin cans, give your recyclabes to them. Giving them these items is better than bringing these back home and just throwing these away.
Individual Trash
Individual trash is better than group trash. Small amount of trash is easier to carry than large ones. Since you will be bringing your trash back home, it would be unfair for the individual who is in charge of the group’s trash to bring it home with him/her.

Every member of the group should be responsible for his/her own garbage. We want to instill responsibilty for our own trash among our members.
Other climbing team's trash
Pick up trash you see along the way.

When you see trash left by other climbers on the campsite, bring them with you for proper disposal. Inform appropriate barangay officials of the misconduct you noted so that in the future, they will be more stringent in checking if climbers brought down their trash with them.
Garbage Segregation
Practice garbage segregation even in the outdoors. This is one small step we can easily do for the environment.

Do not bury your garbage in the outdoors even if some of it is biodegradable. Food items left in campsite would attract animals and ants. You would not want to pitch your tent near an ant hill the next time you camp out in that same place. (U.P._Mountaineers_Basic_Mountaineering_Course_1)

Anonymous said...

Just to remind everybody, that please let's not just leave our garbage that are non-biodegradable in the park especially bottles of liquors. So disgusting. mahiya naman po tayo. Park po yon. hindi bar yon na may susunod sa ating mga kalat. Parang hindi nka-basic mountaineering course ah. nakakainsulto po kasi. walang janitor sa bundok.. .

Trash at jump-off points
Trash of any kind should not be left at jump-off points. It should be brought back to the city for proper disposal. In some rural areas, the usual mode of disposing trash is by burning, burying and even dumping in waterways. It is better that we know where our trash goes.

We also do not want to reinforce the locals’ behavior of collecting trash from climbers. If the locals keep on collecting trash from visitors, sooner or later, their dumping pits would not be able hold the garbage that climbers bring. Politely refuse if a local asks you to leave your trash in their pits. But if they tell you that they intend to recycle the plastic containers and tin cans, give your recyclabes to them. Giving them these items is better than bringing these back home and just throwing these away.
Individual Trash
Individual trash is better than group trash. Small amount of trash is easier to carry than large ones. Since you will be bringing your trash back home, it would be unfair for the individual who is in charge of the group’s trash to bring it home with him/her.

Every member of the group should be responsible for his/her own garbage. We want to instill responsibilty for our own trash among our members.
Other climbing team's trash
Pick up trash you see along the way.

When you see trash left by other climbers on the campsite, bring them with you for proper disposal. Inform appropriate barangay officials of the misconduct you noted so that in the future, they will be more stringent in checking if climbers brought down their trash with them.
Garbage Segregation
Practice garbage segregation even in the outdoors. This is one small step we can easily do for the environment.

Do not bury your garbage in the outdoors even if some of it is biodegradable. Food items left in campsite would attract animals and ants. You would not want to pitch your tent near an ant hill the next time you camp out in that same place. (U.P._Mountaineers_Basic_Mountaineering_Course_1)

Sir G said...

Doc Gid pa-post po.

Im a manila-based mountaineer planning to climb D2 on August 12-14 2013. Baka may gustong sumabay. Nasa Malaybalay ako ng August 12. Txt me 0921-4132973.

Sir G

Anonymous said...

XTMSI with 15 hikers went there last Aug 25-26'13 thru Kitanglad-Dulang Trav, the best so far for all of us,
Elvin

Batang Makulit said...

Im organizing D2K on April 8-10, 2014 if anyone wants to join please feel free to text me @ 09993471785 or e-mail me @ batangmakuletz@gmail.com
The events
https://www.facebook.com/events/519913954758851/

Anonymous said...

Want to climb D2K on august 2014 kanino pwede sumbay

Anonymous said...

Just came from D2K Traverse last Oct 2013 :) Such a nice experience. Mind blowing. One moment its easy and then there's 90 degrees! You need to be not only physically but also mentally prepared.

Congrats Sari-sari Mountaineers for the successful traverse! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Meron po bang nagpa-planong umakyat ng D2K towards the end of 2014, preferably during the period from Dec. 26 - 31? Pwede po bang sumama? I'm a "soloista" from Quezon City (climbed Apo and Kanlaon solo--well, with a guide, of course). Many thanks.

V (09293312005)

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