Monday, October 8, 2007

Mt. Apo/Kidapawan-Magpet Trail (2,956+)

MT. APO (KIDAPAWAN-MAGPET TRAIL)
Kidapawan City and Magpet, North Cotabato
Entry point: Brgy. Ilomavis, Kidapawan City
Exit point: Brgy. Kisandal, Magpet
LLA: 7°0′30″N, 125°16′33″E, 2,956 MASL (#1)
Days required / Hours to summit: 3 days / 10-11 hours
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 7/9, Trail class 3

BACKGROUND
The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, towering over Southern Mindanao, covering the provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato. At 2,956 MASL, it possesses a formidable array of landscapes, from craggy rockscapes to virgin forests; from mossy swamps to volcanic structures. Indeed, Mt. Apo possesses the widest spectrum of environments, and provides an experience for mountaineers that lives up to their expectations from the country’s highest.

The Kidapawan trail, one of many trails, will take you first to Lake Agko. From there, you will have to cross Marbel river in an unforgettable adventure: you have to cross the river several times by walking through coconut logs without anything to hold for support! Even here, lichens cling on the rocks, and very tall trees rise to the sky. The threat of sudden flashfloods, emphasized by the strong flow of water, will remind the intrepid hiker that he not climbing an ordinary mountain.

After three hours of river crossing, you would reach the first campsite, at the Mainit Hot Springs. Here, there is a small pool where you could dip; the water is hot and very soothing. You must reach this campsite before 1500hr, because the next campsite is already Lake Venado, 5-6 hours away. Between the two campsites is a thick forest which you have to cross. Here, two ‘killer trails’ are upcoming: the ’87-degree’ and the ’90-degree’ trail. Each taking around 15 minutes, these trails are known to have taken their toll on climbers. As of 2006, ropes are in place in the ‘90’ to make it a little bit safer.

After the difficult ascent, the next landscape is the swamp that heralds the proximity of Lake Venado. This is where many Mt. Apo trails intersect. If you will recall, this is the lake which claimed one hiker in March 2007. It is very cold, and also very serene, surrounded by pines on the north, and the peak of Mt. Apo from the south. The peripheral areas can be used for camping. During summer, Bagobo tribesfolk would also camp here and put up stalls. You could choose to camp here, or proceed to the summit.

From Lake Venado, the summit is still 3 hours of trekking. This time, the environment changes into a cogon grassland. Then, the otherworldly summit area is reached. It is rocky, with wild berries, and temperate plants. Beneath is the old crater of Mt. Apo. Many Mindanao climbers have fallen in love with the summit. After all, it has a water source, and lots of areas to explore (there are several peaks). Here, you are at the highest point in the Philippines.

Going down, since this is an Apo feature on its north face, the Magpet trail is suggested, even though climbers typically do a traverse to the Davao (south) side. The Magpet trail, said to be easiest of all trails to Mt. Apo, will take you to what is called the Bobbong campsite, and from there, you will reach a beautiful waterfalls, called the Bongolanon Falls. It appears as if the water curves and bends, before descending. You can swim in the pools beneath, and it is perfect refreshment after a grand Mt. Apo experience!

ITINERARY
(VIA KIDAPAWAN-MAGPET TRAIL)

Day 1
0500 Take van from Davao City to Kidapawan
0730 ETA Kidapawan City; register and secure guides at Tourism Office
0830 Proceed to Brgy. Ilomavis
1000 ETA Brgy. Ilomavis, start trek
1300 ETA Mainit Hot Springs
1700 ETA Lake Venado (2280 MASL). Set up camp.

Day 2
0400 Early breakfast
0500 Start summit assault.
0800 ETA summit of Mt. Apo.
1000 Start descent to Lake Venado
1230 ETA Lake Venado; head to Bobbong campsite
1800 ETA Bobbong campsite
1900 Dinner / socials

Day 3
0600 Wake-up call / breakfast
0800 Start descent to Bongolanon Falls
1200 ETA Bongolanon Falls; Lunch.
1300 Return to Kidapawan
1500 ETA Kidapawan
1800 ETA Davao City

ARRANGING A MT. APO TRIP
Mt. Apo, as the highest mountain in the Philippines, attracts a lot of attention from hikers all over the world. PinoyMountaineer.com can help visitors arrange a trip to Mt. Apo. We can secure hiking permits, English-speaking guides, porters, and even tents and camp foods, as well as design itineraries based on your schedules. Depending on your specifications, we can contact local guides or even link you with local hiking clubs. A 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, and even a 5-day Apo are also possible, and there are several trails to choose from. Just email info@pinoymountaineer.com for details.

SPECIAL CONCERNS
The water level in Lake Venado may swell; decreasing the size of the campsite. The weather in Mt. Apo is very unpredictable; strong rains may just come. Rely on local knowledge on whether to pursue river crossings in bad weather.

Cellphone signal is present in the summit and partially in Lake Venado; it is sporadic elsewhere.

Hikers may go the Kidapawan Tourism Office near the town hall to arrange for a climb.

TRIVIA
The first two attempts to reach Mt. Apo’s summit ended in failure: that of Jose Oyanguren (1852) and SeƱor Real (1870). The first recorded successful expedition was led by Don Joaquin Rajal in October 10, 1880. Prior to the climb, Rajal had to secure the permission of the Bagobo chieftain, Datu Manig. The Datu demanded that human sacrifice be made to please to god Mandarangan! Fortunately, he agreed to waive this ‘difficult’ demand, and the climb commenced on October 6, 1880, succeeding five days later. Since then, numerous expeditions followed. These and more are described in colorful narrations by Fr. Miguel Bernad, S.J.

On May 9, 1936, Mount Apo was declared a national park by President Manuel L. Quezon. A total of 227 vertebrates species belonging to 69 families of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals have been recorded in Mt. Apo. Likewise, 118 species of butterflies belonging to 69 families are recorded in the area. Of these, the most notable is the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jeffreyi).

A note on the etymologies: Mt. Apo is said to be named after a nobleman named Apong, who got killed while mediating the battle between two suitors of his daughter Saribu. Another proposed origin of the name is from the word Apo itself, which in Filipino tongues means “master” or “grandfather”. Truly Mt. Apo is the grandfather of Philippine mountains.

The blogger, then 19, climbed via the Kidapawan trail on October 2005, just after the re-opening of Mt. Apo. His companions backed out but he proceeded alone, accompanied by two Bagobo tribesmen who served as his porters.


MT. APO TRAILS
Mt. Apo/Kidapawan-Magpet: Davao + North Cotabato / 2956m (#1)
Mt. Apo/Kapatagan-Kidapawan: Davao + North Cotabato / 2956m (#1)
Mt. Apo/Sibulan-Kapatagan: Davao del Sur / 2956m (#1)

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hazel said...

you did a solo expedition to mt. apo at 19? wow! very daring and cool! i might climb malinding next summer, i'd love to contribute - hazel, cagayan de oro city

gideon said...

hazel, feel free to contribute! i climbed apo on nov. 2005, right after it reopened. malindang is also one of my dream climbs. regards, gideon

Rechieleuo Nino said...

Hello,

Anyone who has the plan to climb Mt. Apo early January 2008? - Cheers, ching,davao

Analyn said...

Kidapawan tourism:
Do you organize climbing around holy week? when exactly? Pls. provide details at this site.thanks.

restie alfaro said...

Dear folks,
NCCC Cares Inc. once again will climb the Apo summit this coming Holy Week, (clean and climb 02)ascend at Kapatagan and descend at Kidapawan...
sa mga nais magbigay ng suporta sa grupo namin, tumawag lamang po sa numerong (084)4004900 at (082)2286549, look for Restie(program coordinator-Tagum) and Christine Joy (davao)see u there guys!

restie alfaro said...

Dear folks,
NCCC Cares Inc. once again will climb the Apo summit this coming Holy Week, (clean and climb 02)ascend at Kapatagan and descend at Kidapawan...
sa mga nais magbigay ng suporta sa grupo namin, tumawag lamang po sa numerong (084)4004900 at (082)2286549, look for Restie(program coordinator-Tagum) and Christine Joy (davao)see u there guys!

restie alfaro said...

u can also reach me thru this number 09189063045...thank you folks.

restie
Program coordinator
NCCC Cares Tagum

restie alfaro said...

dati naming clean and climb, crashed out yung grupo, 3 days lang kasi naming kinuha via Kidapawan(back trail)This coming Holy Week eh 5 days na yung itinerary namin and two routes, malamang maenjoy ng lahat ang Apo.

restie

gideon said...

sir restie i also posted your invite in pinoymountaineer.multiply.com. thanks for the notice and more power!

Analyn said...

Hi restie, just read your responses, thanks- at last I found you. There will be 5-6 persons who want to climb to Mt.apo. Pwede sila mag join sa inyo? how much would be the cost per person? and what are included in the price. pls. give me details.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
i'm planning to climb solo with a guide by the last week of march. you could please help me out as to where to contact a guide (i'm based in manila)to help me out in the climb. what is the cost? thanks for the help.

odie

gideon said...

expenses on a mt. apo trip depend on the trail and the number of persons on a group.

when i did my solo climb i paid P1600 for two guides who guided me for three days (via featured trail). i think the going rate now is P400/day/guide and then there's the registration fee which has been increased as well. try contacting kidapawan tourism for inquiries.

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon, I admire you for the solo climb you did. Wow!!! We will be climbing Apo soon but not during the rainy season. I would like to borrow some of the information in your blog so that I can post it in our website http://smbmountaineers.com

Thanks!

gideon said...

to smbmountaneers: sure, feel free to get the information that would be helpful. more power to your group and enjoy climbing mt. apo. please send us updates also!

Christine said...

Hi!

Thank you for providing a lot of helpful information about Mt Apo. I often refer to your site when looking for mountains to climb. Our group is planning to go there this coming Nov.

I would also like to share some information. I inquired online at the Kidapawan Tourism site (http://kidapawancity.net/about.html) and they informed us of the following climbing fees:


Mountaineerings Fee as of May 2008:
Local Tourist (professionals) P500.00
Foreign Tourist (professionals) 750.00
Students & Senior Citizens 400.00
(w/ ID)

More power to your blog.

Christine

gideon said...

hi christine, many thanks for the info, ill update the blog. hope you had (or will have) a great apo climb!

christine said...

Hi Gideon,

I would like to ask which trail would you recommend for Apo first timers? We have tenured climbers in the group but majority would be newbies to mountaineering.

Our team will be going there this November and we have started planning on the IT as well as the trainings but we are still undecided on which trail to use. starting at Kidapawan seems to be the most convenient due to the availability of information in the internet. We have also coordinated with the Kidapawan LGU and they have been very accomodating and have given us a lot of information. However I would still want to seek your advise on this sine you have been there. We are deliberating on the Kidapawan-Magpet trail , Kidapawan-Kidapawan, Kapatagan-Kidapawan.

Thank you!

Christine

gideon said...

hi christine, my experience in mt. apo is limited, having climbed it only once. both the kidapawan-kapatagan and the kidapwan-magpet routes are spoken well of by our friends, but the former being more challenging.

indeed kidapawan is good place to start the climb. please let us know also if you have the contact number of the LGU so we can share it with the others also. enjoy your climb!

Christine said...

Hi Gideon,

Thank you for your recommendation. Here is the contact number of the LGU in Kidapawan.

09205113524 - Marie Fe Pame

Here are the other rates which Ms. Ging (Fe Pame) provided - (coming from Kidapawan)

Rate for the van P1,500.00 - 1 way
Guide 500.00/day
Porter 250.00/day
Lake Agco Mt. Resort Entrance Fee - 15.00 + 5.00 = 20.00/head
Open Cottage - 100.00 (good for 10-15 heads)

As to number of climbers, we observed a carrying capacity of 160 climbers per day. - Kidapawan LGU

Another question - where do you buy buthane and lighter fluid in Kidapawan? I heard there's a store called camp Apo somewhere in Kidapawan but I am not sure if they will be open by 8am - our scheduled arrival to Kidapawan.

Regards,

Christine

gideon said...

hi christine, thanks for your updates on kidapawan. butane became a big problem for me back then. i asked my bagobo guides to buy me butane (they said they knew where to buy) while i did the groceries. i told them to just carrying the butane on their bags. when it was cooking time in mainit, their butane container they had was for lighters! fortunately some mountaineers descending were kind enough to give their butane cans.

if camp apo opens at 8, then i guess that would be fine. day 1 isn't that heavy and a little delay won't hurt. otherwise, you can just buy at davao or gensan for a seamless IT.

i hope you have a great climb and tell us about it when you get back. cheers, gid

jameZ said...

Thanks for the info.. We are planning to climb mount apo this year..

markfritz said...

Hi sir Gideon! i really admire you and ivan for maintaining this blog and for giving detailed and informative itinerary free for everyone... by the way i am planning to climb mt.apo this coming sept.

For you guys!
More power and keep up the good work.tnx

Regards,

Mark Fritz
KENAWAI OUTDOOR GROUP

gideon said...

@jamez, markfritz: you guys are welcome! thanks for supporting the site and have a nice trek!

gideon

Anonymous said...

we might climb mt. apo this december... at least how much money do we need to prepare? we are on a very tight budget...

Gilbert said...

hello eon..

ahmm..ive been in Mt. Apo 3 years ago and i really want to get back there..can i join your group?..im a freelancer..dont have any mountaineering group..just a connecting on some common friends..

chrys said...

we are climbers from biliran island.....we are planning to climb this august 26/08......We are concern of our safety.....our question is how safe are we if we nsisted to climb bisag naay balita nga gubot ron diha????

chyrs said...

we are climbers from biliran island.....we are planning to climb this august 26/08......We are concern of our safety.....our question is how safe are we if we nsisted to climb bisag naay balita nga gubot ron diha????

gideon said...

@chyrs: safe gyud sa apo karon. i just talked to kipadawan tourism over the phone and ma'am fe told me that the situation is peaceful.

@gilbert: unfortunately i dont have a mt. apo climb scheduled right now. however, ill make updates on future activities in mt. apo as soon as i receive them.

@anonymous: a mt. apo budget is just like a budget for mt. pulag, plus the transportation from manila to davao if you're coming from luzon.

for my solo expedition to mt. apo three years ago i spent a total of P3000 for my two guides, food and supplies, and transportation from davao. with my airfare and some sidetrips my total expenditure was around 10,000.

Anonymous said...

sir, we are planning to climb mt. apo on september. do you have any contact no. that might help us in coordinating our climb via kapatagan trail, i.e. info about guide,peace and order situation, permit and registration, trail conditions, etc.... thank you. the site is very informative....

Anonymous said...

sir gideon, do you have any contact person in digos (kapatagan trail) for us to help in the previously posted comment about a climb in mt. apo? thank you very much.
j.m.a.

gideon said...

for the kapatagan trail, try contacting Mr. Julius Paner of Sta. Cruz Tourism Office at +639208567991.

the kidapawan office told me last month that the peace and order situation is "fine" - but use your best judgment. better ask mr. julius as well.

good luck and please update us on the status of mt. apo via kapatagan. have a nice climb!

Anonymous said...

hello,

makisawsaw na rin sa usapan..ilang days ba ang pag akyat sa mt apo.. kasi im planning to visit davao...but i havent got any fix date for this thing...gustong gusto kong umakyat.. hindi ko pa kasi nagawa ito. sorry if u find me odds but im persistant to do something wonderful once in awhile.

bomac said...

hello anonymous..
mga 5 days ok na...and i suggest take the kapatagan trail para mas maganda..dont forget "leave no trace " gud luck!

bomac said...

anonymous...first timer kba? if yes. i suggest get a gud buddy to guide you there..

Anonymous said...

yes, very 1st time ko ito. kung sakali. sinong mga guide ang dapat kong makasama? thanks bomac sa pag reply sa post ko. take care

Anonymous said...

hi christine,

november 2008 ba?? if ever anong next ninyong schedule on 2009 sa mga 1st timer?

Anonymous said...

I wanna go home and climb apo one's again. kng sino man ang mga sandawa-apo members jan plz do make a climbing date on the lastweek of August so i could come with you guys..thanx!

piknikers mountaineers said...

Dear sir & mam,
PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS will be going to Kalinga Apayao on January 2009 to do a MEDICAL MISSION. The activity will be lead by Piknikers Members, Doctors, surgeons and Film Director Tarik. all members of piknikers. This will help the locals to have knowledge about first aid and life saving medicines. they will be also check about their health conditions and will be given free medicines and vitamins. the activity will take about 10 to 15 days. we will also share our music to them by the performance of the musicians SLUDGE FACTORY Band.....
in case you have anything to contribute like, medicine, old clothes or anything you think might help them. (no cash please) you can send it thru us.. you may contact us at email: piknikersmountaineers@yahoo.com.ph or leave a message in our friendster with the same email address.
thank you very much guys. promise we will also go to the unexplored mountains there and share the IT with you.

Anonymous said...

ME and my husband planning to climb in mt.Apo.this is my first time to climbs any mountain.is theres any groups to climb at the month of january in between the date of jan.10 to 20,2009?-hannah makati city

alabok mountaineer said...

@hanna
Gud Luck to your sweet Climb!
be prepared in ur 1st climb..
and hope it wont be the last..hehe

i happen to be in mkt also.wer u in particular?baka i know ur husband.

edge

Anonymous said...

we spend most of our time in mindanao. doubt u know us i'm american. thanks for the encouragement. she will need it.lol

Anonymous said...

we really want to climb in mt.apo we hope we can get permit at this time since my husband is a foriegner.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My wife and I are planning a trip back to the Phils. to summit Apo in December. Can someone help sorting out the necessary bureaucracy (permits, fees etc.) needed? Also some contacts would be great! Arranging something like this from overseas is a big hassle of course. Espeically because of the limited time we could spend back. Thanks in advance for the advice!

Anonymous said...

I want to do solo climbing in mt.apo..is it posible to climb without guide or porter since i am women?Do they have a map in the mountain?

Anonymous said...

hi its my first time to do mountain climbing.Im not sure if i pick a right clothes.any can tell the right brands?what kind of material's made?

Anonymous said...

we will be climbing mt. apo dis comin jan 16-21! anyone who wants to join our group will be more than welcome.

Anonymous said...

its my first tym to climb to mt. apo, the challenge is there but when u r in the top u see how beautiful it is...u feel u reach the heaven..

jestoni said...

Mt. apo is the biggest mountain..wen i was there i saw how beautiful it is and i consider it as a hard challenge it is not easy to climb mt apo.but wen u r in the top u jaz lyk reach the heaven..thats why it very momentos to me..those people want to climb dnt be afraid confidence is necessary thats it...

Anonymous said...

Hi! EVERYONE,

To anyone who has a plan to climb in mt Apo please let me know email me markjay1124@yahoo.com, I am really interested. Hope you're willing to invite me becuase it will be my first time to climb a mountain. Thanks a lot guys!

flarebeam said...

Hi... many times I attempted to go with my friends to Mt.Apo. However, it's just near to where i live but i don't know why i always fail to... hmmm... you're fantastic...Break-a-leg...!

omeng said...

hi omeng here,

any one planning to go to mt. apo next year maybe we can coordinate and plan it on our own, email me at omeng_1925@yahoo.com, it will be my first time also at mt apo, but i have climb mt. pulag, mt ugo a couple times. thanks, to sir gideon more power to your blog, check my photos at omeng1925.multiply.com, ingat sa gurang kinabalu sir.:)

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

Me and friends is planning to climb Mt. Apo this December 10-14.. by the way my personal mission is to take stunning pictures in this mountain and to make a documentary out of it, hope the weather will cooperate and everything will be fine.

ansbert

Anonymous said...

my greatest dream is to climb mt. apo. Can someone or a group make my dream come true? I wanna join.

Anonymous said...

pls. email me at texloi@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Jay Z said...

Mt. Apo is a dream come true been there last nov 22-24 im also with SYKES OUTDOOR the experience is very memorable and challenging as well... TROY our expedition leader told us... "reaching the country's rooftop aint an easy feat.. traversing region 12 to region 11 with weather disturbance is painstaking... share the glory!" thank you guys! you're the best! also our group would like to acknowledge the efforts of SIR GIDEON LASCO kudos to you sir thank you for keeping us informed with your website and pinoymountaineer is indeed the leading mountaineering website in the country! also to SIR ERWIN "PASTOUR" EMATA (2nd Filipino to Summit MT. EVEREST)our guide in the "Roof of the Phil" MT. APO.. The grandfather of phil mountains,The Majestic peak of the south,the highest peak in the country...one adventure of a lifetime...

phil said...

hi there.. what mt. apo trail is the most scenic in your opinion? i'm planning to climb mt. apo this january 2009.. would you guys know any group climbing mt. apo this first or second week of january.. thanks

Anonymous said...

we're plng a 5-day trek a couple of days after valentines day. if your climbing around that time, pls email quickm1@ymail.com para mag compare ng itinerary. it is probably more fun to be with a bigger group. i'm first time climber. thx.

gideon said...

@jay z thanks for your support to our site and congrats to your group for a great apo climb

@phil: many would recommend a kidapawan-kapatagan traverse as the best trek to start with. sibulan is also known to have a scenic forest. and im sure there are many others. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody,

3 of us will be "climbing" Mount Apo this January. I have received a offer for USD 280.00 per person for a 3 days package, all-in rate (tents, foods, equipments, guides, permit and transfer from/to Davao airport). We Only need to bring our clothes and other personal stuff.
Total will be therefore + Pesos 39,000.00. Is that the on-going rate ?

jo borja said...

Good pm. is there any group climbing mt apo ds FEB? im planning to make a climb, but i've got no group. more power to all climbers!

jborj said...

Mabuhay 2 all backpackers! sana wag natin kalimutan d great outdoor's code: "take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints & kill nothing but time".

Anonymous said...

hi gideon "kapangalan pa kita", my friends and i are planing a climb to apo on the first week of march,some of the people that i know said march is not a good month considering that it still rains during that time they suggested may or june,this is our first time to apo...thanks

jay said...

INQUIRY lang po ako tanong ko lang po kung may group po ba aakyat ng APO this May 09 I'll be in davao on ths said month syang ang pagkakataon freelancer po baka pede po mkisabit

salamat

Anonymous said...

would just like to know if there is a group climbing mt. apo-kidapawan trail between march 10-21 2009. any contact person?

Anonymous said...

hi sir gideon! i am pong from cag de oro. i'm really glad i found this site today. i've been wanting to climb apo again. i've been there twice but it has already been 10 years since my last climb in oct 99.

anyway, i'm just posting this to know if there are groups planning to climb apo this april. there are 3 of us from cag de oro climbing probably on april 4 to 6. thanks.. God bless and more power to all...

Anonymous said...

Great day! I am Dave Acenas, age 44 from CDO. Together with my mountaineering buddies, about 10 of us are planning to climb Mt. Apo in April. We dont want to join the holy week band wagon and would want to climb on April 24-26, 2009. Can you suggest an itinerary if we will come from Buda, Bukidnon?

Anonymous said...

hi... 5newbies plan on climbing Mt. apo on the 3rd week of march... we're contemplating on taking the kapatagan-kidapawan trail detailed on this site... how's the weather going to be... any info will be appreciated

tonyboy said...

We are scheduled on April 26-29..We are in Kidapawan on the 25th..

Anonymous said...

any group climbing this May 09 baka pede ako makisabit from manila po ako freelancer lang po paki post n lng po salamat

Anonymous said...

today central mindanao computer school students sched to climb mt.apo. this effort is under the leadership of their PE instructor sir leo linga

God bless you all

Anonymous said...

climber of central mindanao computer school, mlang cotabato, made to the summit safely with very nice weather last saturday. and arrived safely back to lake agco early lunch time.
to all students congratulation!!!!

from cmcs faculty and staff

frm:nats

Anonymous said...

yes any group climbing baka pwede sumama mga AUG?can i come with you guys.let me know pls.my contact nmbr is 0918 490-7672.

thanks,
mylene
canada

sam said...

Una sa lahat... Many Thanks to Sir Gideon for this very informative site. Mga sir/maam, bakasyun po ako this coming May and i will be climbing with my son via this featured trail. Nasa Kidapawan kami early on the 20th of May. Sa mga aakyat on these dates makikisabay na rin at kita kita na lang...

Anonymous said...

try climb the mt. agkir-agkir, sirapangan, libungan, north cotabato.... amazing adventure!

Anonymous said...

hello everyone, pwede kayang umakyat sa mt apo yong walang experience sa mountain climbing tulad ko? di ba ako pabigat sa group? gusto ko sanang umakyat doon, kasi i'll be in kidapawan city sa may 28-31 for a friend's wedding, baka pwedeng sumama ako kung sino yong aakyat. my number is 0927 355 6349. - atty. verna of cebu city

Anonymous said...

hello, any comment regarding the latest buzz regarding the peace situation? which is safer by this time, particularly 1st weekend of April.. a group from Cebu will be climbing APO on April 4..which is safer? Kidapawan or Sibulan route?? thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

hello everyone!...im a mountaineer from davao...been to mt apo last 2006...since i was so busy at work,i wasnt able to climb the peak for three years now..my cousin recently climb april'09..he borrowed my stuff...anyhow,my main concern is the fee that they are imposing...i heard that they are imposing high fees and im not sure where would the funds go...im half way around the world,and what i've seen in this country how they regulate such fees that they are collecting from the mountaineers during and each time there is a climb or any outdoor activity...

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! I was lucky enough to climb mt. apo last week via the kidapawan trail and back. I had observed that there were several peaks, and I am wondering what specific peak has the elevation of 2956 MASL? I had climbed 2 of them, the farthest was at 2845 MASL (from my suunto vector). I'm not sure if I need to calibrate my watch, but the last time I checked, I was at +/- 5 MASL offset from the elevation of mt. makiling.

Anonymous said...

hi. i just climbed mt. apo last april 6-8, 2009. after 12 long years i was able to do it again. my only concern during my recent climb is that, why does they allow tiangge-tiangge in lake venado and even in the summit. it's like palengke there now. i climbed again to interact with nature and experience the solemnity and tranquility of the majestic mt. apo but to my dismay, kids and people selling all sort of goodies bug your tent in the middle of the night shouting eggs, chocolates, etc....the tourism of KIDAPAWAN should not allow that. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi! the tiange in mt apo was long time ago already, i remember my 1st climb during highschool days ( 1996) there are lots tindahan na. i remember na stop yung mga tiange there but for a short period of time lang. miss ko na mt apo. it was a long time na since di ako naka panik doon. maganda doon pag holyweek. damii tao. and dont know kung meron pang pari na umaakyat doon to conduct a mass..

Anonymous said...

hello! last holy week i did it again to climb the summit of mt. apo but i don't really expect that there are only few of us were on the summit not like on my previous climb last 2004 holy week, we experienced a hard way to find a place to fix our tent, last holy week there were few mountaineers able to climb mt. apo it is because there are some sector imposing high amount of fees but they are to poor in terms of their facilities these sector are from digos. on the other side i really appreciate the effort of the north cotabato tourism because they were collecting fees which is compensate to the tourist, they were giving 3 option to reach the summit in only 500 pesos... the trail were fully developed and safe we can find lots of water source unlike the other side were too bad.... tnx,,,, regard to all mountaineers.... keep going strong and protect our mother nature............


>captain planet

Anonymous said...

hello pipol! magclimb kami ng mga kasamahan ko sa work sa mt.apo this may21'09.. kidapawan magstart, climb na kayo para marami tayo dun. jejeje gud luck sa akin.

zendelg said...

if anybody would want to explore Mt. Apo, I would strongly suggest you to climb it off season.. bakit?! you will definitely have the best experience in Apo...walang BASURA!and you will experience nature at its best (hindi magulo ang trail and tahimik)...not to mention ang baba ng rates ng mga porters and guides...gudluck to all aspirants!

Anonymous said...

june 6 sana kami akyat, may gus2 bang sumabay para mas masaya.

Anonymous said...

gusto kong attend sa freedom climb sa Apo on June 11-14. Baka gusto nyong sumabay.

Anonymous said...

oh yeahsss!!! attend din kami ng freedom climb sa apo, we're from davao. Where are you from sir/ maam? sana this would be our eyeball climb... heheheh


ssiles

alden basco said...

hi im here in mla i have my interrest of goin mt apo but dont have co. to go with im prepare the whole june whenevr had a chance pls mail@ aldn_shell@yahoo.com cp#09217619465 dont know how to cntact or call for info package mla-davao i luv to stay long in the city for my short vacation after goin to hike.my interrest was to explore my self and having some new company .
many tnx indeed to anyone..
alden

Anonymous said...

hi ...para sa mga gustong umakyat ngt mt.apo wag n kayong umakyat pangit n d kagaya ng dati ...ngayon may sari sari store na may inodoro pa ano b yan tourism kdpawan nawawala ang essence of climbing ....

Anonymous said...

hi sana my common ground n bonefire area ang lake vinado mag designate ng tao n maglagay n khoy o magsindi at bawat tao magdala ng pangatong para d n mgputol sa mt apo ng puno

Anonymous said...

hi sana mgkaroon ng common bonefire area ang lake vinado.....

Anonymous said...

ok pud ni xa nga trail.. pero mas ok ang talomo-apo para sa mga pro. if u want adventure i sugest go 4 talomo-apo trail `` sa kahaba haba man nang akyatan sa apo pa rin ang tuloy`` GODBLES SIR GID...

Anonymous said...

mag dry run man yata ang edge davao dis october sa talomo na trail sana matuloy... sugestion lang kung talomo - apo trail kayo pls bring extra food naga hingi kasi yung mga kapatid nating pinaiiral ang idolohiya harmless naman sila...

Anonymous said...

Pwede bang Mount Talomo climb and exit Magpet (hindi na tutuloy ng Apo)? How many days ang kakainin? 3 or 4 days? Gusto ko subukan this October or November... saka na yung Talomo-Apo traverse... next year na ;-)

Anonymous said...

sino gusto sumali sa compitiion. as in best climmer in the philippines. mag pa register lang sa akin jaomamaw11@yahoo.com just email kung saan kau macontact cellno. any contact. ito and basic rules tent lang dala and damit and one knife. may limang flag. dapat paramihan kayo ng pag kuha ng flag. may tig isa kayung map. survive tlga toh walnag dalang tubig or pagkain. how wats to be a best mountaineer in the philippines.

Kate said...

Hi, I'm Kate from Sandawa - Apo Mountaineering & Ecology Club. http://www.sandawaapo.co.cc

To: admin
Thanks! for this post.

Anonymous said...

hello,sir balak akong aakyat next year sa apo march 2009. tanong lang ako kong pwdi ba isama ko yong anak ko 4years old lalaki? at anong pinaka safe na trail? thanks

Anonymous said...

'LETS HELP SAVE AND PROTECT OUR NATURES PLAYGROUND, FOR FUTURE GENERATION'(T.I.M.)THE INFINITE MOUNTAINEERS

Ho Tse said...

mga 'igan, tayo na sa tuktok ng Mt apo on Sept 29-Oct 1. welcome po kayong lahat n gustong sumabay.

Anonymous said...

mga maam at sir,...yung water source ba available sa lahat ng camp site?...sir,maam...update nu naman po yung mga possible water source.tsaka yng guide ba kasama sa food budget nu or may sarili clang budget...thnx thnx thnx in advance...

Anonymous said...

sir pede po b mag camp sa summit ng apo?

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm just wondering when is the "open season" to climber's in MT.Apo???...I lived in New Jersey but my mom has a house in kidapawan city...my first climb was on 2000 :"millennium climb" and April of 2005 was my last...just wondering if they change the open season because of the typhoon??

Anonymous said...

i have climbed mt apo several times since the late 70's and early 80's. mr mallorca used to be our tour guide and the person who knows by heart the mountaineering art when it comes to mt. apo. how come mt. apo climbs are no longer coordinated with his office (city tourism of Kidapawan). instead, a certain marife pame is being recommended to us as the contact person? is she a tourism officer? does she know mt apo more than we do?

Anonymous said...

hello gideon, thank you for the useful posts. my friend and i are planning to climb apo first week of feb 2010. can you recommend anyone who can help us out? we basically need a guide. we will be coming from davao city. it would be nice if you can post a number i can call. i tried contacting the kidapawan tourism office but the phone number does not seem to work. thanks ERIC 09178484364

Anonymous said...

we will be climbing mt apo this dec 27-29. i think there's another climb this feb being organized by everest outdoors which is located in davao city...

mike ignacio said...

where can we get permits for mt apo climb? is it available in DOT davao?

Anonymous said...

hi. we are an outdoor adventure company here in Singapore. we are interested to include Mt. Apo in our iteniraries. Is there someone here we can coordinate with regarding the trek, accomodations and certain permits needed for the climb. pls email me honeybee@x-boundaries.com.

Anonymous said...

hi please anyone knows contact number of everest outdoor. plan to climb mt apo on feb 10-12 2010

Anonymous said...

hi, i have sent inquiry to info@mountaineer.com, but have not received a reply yet. i need to get info about booking mt. apo climb. thanks! email: rosas.gonzales@yahoo.com

Tikoy said...

Para sa mga naghahanap ng contact for apo..

Mr. Ben Mallorca (kidapawan Tourism)
09193928104

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Just want to inquire bout the climb to mt. apo
we are seeking for a contact for how we can climb in mt. apo. ung mga contacts po ba dito ay active pa rin po ba?

Best regards,

Cezar

Eddie said...

Hi Gid!!

Thanks for the valuable information from your site. We climb successfully and safely about 6 peaks of Mt. Apo.

More power to your site.

Eddie

Jeff said...

A friend and I are climbing Mt. Apo this holy week 2010.. anyone care to join? Please text 09179614443 (Jeff) and we will plan about it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

the site is so nice,thank you for giving as a aspiration her in abroad to see the nature of our home town..

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,

Our group will climb Mt. Apo this holy week..
kitakits!!

Jackie
DAYO Outdoor Mountaineering Group

James Salvanera said...

Akyat uli kami this coming Holy week 2010 via Sibulan Trail and exit at Kidapawan, Agco. Open po kami sa lahat na gustong mapagod. hehehe. Please text 09197223166 or email me at corpsjames@yahoo.com. May the force of APO be with you. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

marvin,,,kita kits mga ka uri this holly week sa apo...

Anonymous said...

is it tru that all trial in mt. apo will be closed temporarily?

Anonymous said...

hi po, may grupo po ba na aakyat dtu sa APO on the dates between march 23-27? Uuwi kc ako ng CDO and i'm planning to climb APO before ako balik mg work..txt me lng at 09172412867.

Anonymous said...

this is a follow up inquiry of the previous comment posted regarding the temporary closure of all Mt. Apo trail. we are planning to hike on the third week of april. any advisory?

Anonymous said...

What is the latest update regarding the temporary closure of all Mt. Apo trails? Please post the updates here. thanks.

Anonymous said...

to my fellow climbers,
there will be a temporary closure of all mt apo trails. for more info. here's the link: http://archive.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=13751&d=25&m=3&y=2002

alexander said...

Let us know of any news regarding temporary closure of Mt Apo trails

Anonymous said...

close po ang kidapawan trail. may climb po dapat ung mga friend ko kaso di talaga sila pinayagan.

Anonymous said...

sir gid,

update po etoh sa temporary closure ng mt apo.. bukas po ang bansalan trail on march 31,2010, tumawag aq kanina sa bansalan tourism office & ok po daanan ang bansalan trail.. for more info see this site:

http://dam2006.blogspot.com/

from

dempul of davao! xb

Anonymous said...

close pa po ba ang kidapawan trail?

Anonymous said...

hi po, may group b na aakyat sa apo from may 5 to 20? pwede po bang sumabay? please e-mail me: r.fajardo@al-sawani.com 0r tex 09216912803

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to all, may updates po ba kung aling mga trails ang bukas sa Mt. Apo?

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang po hanggang kelan close ang apo?bukas na po ba ito sa may?thnx po.

lotty...

Anonymous said...

Nag two peaks po kami last labor day ng NATIB(P20.00 entrance fee Barangay and courtesy sa ARMY) and and TARAK sa bataan.. astig ang Natib..teknikal safe and malaki na ang trail..
while going to tarak rent kami ng jeep kay kuya arnel(number is also found in one of the comment sa Pinoy..P1,700.00), pagdating namin ng TARAK.. walastik.. ibang iba ang trail.. daming expose na bato due to prev landslide.. takaw ligaw.. halos 7 ung landslide..papaya river salamat sa tubig mo.. mukhang ala pang pagbabago ang malinis na tubig..

Anonymous said...

We're planning to climb early september 2010 pa naman po..cno po kea ang may climb sched nitong month na to baka pede po makisabay...dalawa pa lang po kame eh...thanks po...

jo d mango said...

sa mga aakyat sa apo dis august, bka pwedeng mkisabay.

Anonymous said...

Anyone climbing Mt. Apo this September? Pasabay naman. 0906-2496379

Anonymous said...

Magkano po ang average Van rental fee from Davao City to Kidapawan?

CHING said...

SEPT 2010! Apo here we come.Thanks for the info pinoy mountaineer!

Anonymous said...

sandawa-apo txt nyo naman ang alumni kung may climb kayo tnx 09392903357

Anonymous said...

hi! anyone climbing this last week of September? is it safe to climb if we're just 4-5 people in our group?

Anonymous said...

it is safe to climb Mt. Apo basta may guide lang kayo. anyway Magpet-Kidapawan Trail is really a friendly trail. Walang problema sa tubig.

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang po is pwede ba magclimb sa Mt apo even without registrations and getting permits from the local tourist office at digos? sa kapatagn trail ako dadaan tapos doon na ako makipag arrangements with the brgy officials for our guide and porter?

Anonymous said...

haharangin ka parin sa check point ng kapatagan.,better tlaga kng kukuha ka ng prmts esp. if 1stime and tourist pa,and for safety narin,pro kami na taga d2 lng hndi na kami kumukuha ng prmts pag umaakyat kami

Anonymous said...

Salam!Peace! Sa mga may balak umakyat ng Mt apo, wag nyo ng patagalin, akyat na. Sulit ang gastos at pagod. We climbed last aug 19-21, 2010. D experience was undescribable... Saka na! Peace!

Anonymous said...

peace! we are planning to climb mount apo by january 2011....can anybody here provides information on what d skeds of any summit in that month? txt us: 0929 16 999 88...jason, quezon city.

Anonymous said...

We r climbing Mt. Apo on Oct. 23 to 25. baka meron gusto sumama pls text 0915 5999556 im from Manila thanks

Anonymous said...

were planning to climb Mt. APO by December this year, ok lng ba na month yan?
-gemcliff-

Rytz said...

Was able to complete this climb unharmed via Magpet-PNOC trail for 3 days and 2 nights then 3 days night trek. There were some places with limatiks (2-3 cm long and super thin) on this trail. We weren't able to reach the summit due to the thick fog but was able to see the majestic peak late night at Lake Venado. I'll make sure I'll conquer the summit next time. What an unforgetable experience! You shouldn't miss it!

Anonymous said...

manaka tag mt.apo bay! nindot jud didto bah! 1 day climb lang kung dadaan ka ng kidapawan trail...
eco-camp north cotabato

yen said...

december climb,cno sasama?!

Anonymous said...

pwede mag ask unsay importante nga dad on sa taas,asa mi pwede maka kuha og guide...thanks

Anonymous said...

sir gid. may i ask how much ang porter ngaun? thanks sa reply

pa said...

Hello. Experienced climber looking for Apo guide (recognized by tourism office) to climb Apo in a day. I'm open to any route but would probably prefer most popular path to summit. Any guide recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Will be in Davao area week of Jan 17 (next week) for only 2-3 days. Maraming salamat. -PA

James said...

Good day, Aakyat na naman kami ulit sa Mt. Apo using Magpet-Kidapawan(Agco) trails this coming Holy Week. Kung sino na naman ang gustong mapagod for the entire Holy Week, just email me at corpsjames@yahoo.com or text me 09197223166. May the power and virtue of APO be with you.

Anonymous said...

Im planning a solo climb this february 19-23,2011 if anyone is interested to join you can email me at bespao85@gmail.com

Lordelyn said...

magpet ka ba dadaan? taga davao ka lang ba? Aakyat rin kami using magpet-agco trails this coming Holy Week April 18 to 23 but the actual climb will start on the first hour of 19th. We have a 4 day itinerary and probably nasa agco na kami by 22 afternoon. anyway, your email address is not working bespao85@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

anyone? expected to climb may 2nd week??
pasabit aman po..
hirs my no.
09051560666

Anonymous said...

Hello, My sister, her husband and I are planning to climb mt. apo this april. Marami bang umaakyat dun during Holy week?
This will be my very first climb. I'm not sure what to expect yet.

Onin said...

Hi, maraming umaakyat during holy week sa Mt. Apo, suggest ko maging maaga kayo. Mag start kayo April 18 para di pa masyado maramngi tao sa taas or pwede rin kayong sumama sa amin, aakyat rin kami sa holy week april 19 to 22. txt mo lang ako 09203509420.

onin said...

Sir gid, pwede paki delete nung nauna kung na post kasi number pala yun nang misis ko ang nalagay ko. salamats. kasali na rin to sir gid.

onin said...

Hi, maraming umaakyat during holy week sa Mt. Apo, suggest ko maging maaga kayo. Mag start kayo April 18 para di pa masyado maraming tao sa taas or pwede rin kayong sumama sa amin, aakyat rin kami sa holy week april 19 to 22. txt mo lang ako 09197223166.

Anonymous said...

can u give me an idea what to bring if u climb to Mt Apo? Do i have to bring tent on my own?

jeric lacerna said...

hai po sa lahat. pede po ba umakyat ngaung pril 6?

Anonymous said...

good day! inquire lang po ako, first time climbers po kami (group of 5) and we are planning to climb Apo on 20th of April to 23rd via Kidapawan trail...i heard we have to register to the LGU prior to the actual climb..do we have to personally appear days before or during the 20th of April na? can i have a contact no. sa person in-charge of the registration kasi not working na ang no. ni Ms. Fe PAME of Tourism... any help is much appreciated...Thank you!

Anonymous said...

to anonymous...you can appear on the day of your scheduled climb at the authorities there (LGU)just take a ride when your at Kidapawan then look for the tourism office. everyone in that place knew or you can proceed with taking the available ride going to the Agco trailhead for sure there would be poeple there in charge of documenting those who want to climb Apo. I think authorities set the climbing fee at 1K/pax for this year. hope this would be of help.

Anonymous said...

gusto ko umakyat ng apo nang ako lang mag isa, walang guide o porter na bagobo.. kundi ako lang mag isa for the record... dadalhin ko lang eh mapa at compass.. yun lang.. aakyat ako bukas na bukas din...

anonymous din said...

to anonymous: aakyat ka lang mag isa na ang tanging dala ay mapa at compass ---- hehehehe! estoryaheeeee!

sergs said...

we, a group of four plus one guide/porter - Jun Tadeo, trekked to Mt Apo on March 29-31, ascending via Coong trail and descending by way of Maiinit Trail.It was a great experience for us novice hikers. had it not for our tight schedule, we could have stayed longer to savor the serenity of Lake Venado and the beckoning summit. The experience was also a revelation as it tested the limits of our patience and endurance. Above all, it strengthened the bond among father and sons. I can only hope for another try...with the whole family.... Up there one may realize that there is truly a Great Creator and His Works are nothing but wonderful. I came to conquer the mountain, only to leave captivated by its charms..it was worth all the pain, hunger, and fatigue...

Luis Mariel said...

Will be going to Davao on June 15-18. Hoping to join a climb. i know it's the rainy season, but if there is anyone planning on a climb, please let me know. :) Will share with the bills and then some. Sabit lang po. :) Am currently abroad and will be going home for vacation on June and am really looking forward to a climb. If there is anyone planning a climb, please contact me at leiram.siul@gmail.com or leiram.siul@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Luis Mariel said...

Will be going to Davao on June 15-18. Hoping to join a climb. i know it's the rainy season, but if there is anyone planning on a climb, please let me know. :) Will share with the bills and then some. Sabit lang po. :) Am currently abroad and will be going home for vacation on June and am really looking forward to a climb. If there is anyone planning a climb, please contact me at leiram.siul@gmail.com or leiram.siul@hotmail.com. Thank you!

feiane (fe-yan) said...

im not a climber but i was able to climb mt apo... the first and only mountain i ever climb... it was a great experience and a dream come true... its all worth it!... we had a guide from kidapawan during our climb and i can recommend him ( the LGU recommend him to us --- rating: a+).

Anonymous said...

We climb Mt.Apo last April 21-24, it was raining before we even reach davao and the trail was so damaged (due to the "walang pakialam na climbers"..it was as if wild beasts were on the loose...bumutas nang bumutas ang mga dumaan dito particularly the trail going down from summit to lake venado...it took as more than 6 hrs to reach the lake and we did a night trek..it was very exhausting..sana po makontrol ng DOT, DENR or any agency na "trained" climbers lamang ang paakyatin sa Mt. Apo...sa dami ng umakyat, panay pa ang singit ng karamihan even sa 90 degrees na trail..i don't know why they were doing that sacrificing the safety of other climbers (kaya naisip po namin baka ultimo BMC wala sila nito)...JA BSPMC

donito said...

fyi.
di pinadaanan ang mainit nung holyweek.. due to landslide.. though meron pa rin nagpilit on the way down..
anyway, the new trail is nice though a bit longer... there's a new camp site (ko-ong, or baka for me lang.. last climb ko pa is 2002 kasi via macadac trail) then nagpapang-abot yong daan galing mainit and ko-ong before the 87 deg ascend.. na naging 90-deg na yata dahil sa damage ng trail.

as mentioned by anonymous.. medyo ganon pa rin ang probs sa apo.. yong mga undisciplined climbers.. tho di yata tlaga maiiwasan dahil sa dami ng umaakyat (3-5K daw ata last time).

how i wish DENR can replicate what they had done with pulag... guides/porter as well as climbers in apo need discipline. or baka maclose ulit ang apo dahil sa basura. :-(
though nirequire nila to bring garbage back and inspected pero it's not that tedious din..
it's indeed my wish that DENR will replicate their good job in Pulag.

donito said...

btw, (some add'l info)

in barangay ilomavis jump-off, porterage fee is now only 200 per day (climbers to provide food to the porters). i think its only during peak-climbing-season?

local police will inspect for bottles and will oblige u to transfer it to plastic bottles (iwas away daw and para di magamit ang bote na panaksak).

kidapawan tourism will provide climb cert (included in the P500 registration & climbing permit fee) it might take a while for printing tho (you can leave your name & address, they will mail it for free). am still waiting for mine. saw the certs and it's nice.

they have a no permit no climb policy enforced by local police thru checkpoints in kidapawan, but others get away with by arguing they have a contact in magpet and will register in magpet tourism (not advised tho, as there are many checkpoints along the way) for bongolanon trail.

last holyweek's trail was the worst so far in all my 6 apo climbs due to heavy rain and heavy foot traffic.. + undicipline climbers.. altho passable, but hard, for 1st timers (my niece was able to make it tho and just turned 6 yrs old (april 22)in the summit ;-)).

there's a high number of injured climbers (rescued by PNR) who dared descended peak to venado during night time. night trail is not advisable due to the damaged, muddy & slippery trail.

**excited for next year's climb.. hoping things wud be much better through DENR's programs. again, hopefully they cud replicate their good job in Pulag.

Anonymous said...

planning to climb apo this last week of may via kidapawan.. can anyone pls give the number of Kidapawan Tourism office for reservations and para na rin makakuha kami ng guide? thanks responsible mountaineers!

Janey said...

Climbed Apo via Bansalan trail last Holy Week. We originally planned on doing a backtrail but we ended up exiting via Kidapawan.

Pamatay nga yung peak-Venado descent, lalo pag night trek. May kapagsabing hindi naman daw yun yung trail dati.

Pero ang saya pa rin ng climb! Hoping to conquer and scale more mountains in the future.

Anonymous said...

hello all, pwede ba ninyo akong matulongan king saan ako pwede mag inquire para umakyat sa Mt.Apo taga Davao city ako at first time kung aakyat sa Apo. please kung may mga group na aakyat sa month na September or October please let me know you may contact me thru email ricky.doromal@gmail.com or sms 09157531644

Anonymous said...

Hi! We are planning to climb Mt. Apo this coming September (Group of 6, and mostly 1st timers, and shall i say a little bit "aged", in our 50s)We believe that its never too late! Is this month a good month to climb?

Anonymous said...

sir anonymous: yes i believe that its never too late! am also near the 50's hehe and been wishing to climb apo for years..is it ok if i tag along to make it a group of 7? can i email you for your IT? thanx

Ann said...

hi, i am planning a short visit in davao in april 14-18,2012. checking the web I came across this site. i would love to try hiking mt apo. will there be groups i could join with? i did climbing some years ago but not this long. but i would love to experience it.

monsoure said...

ppnta dyn ang team petiks next year!!.. dumating na u lex!!.. sagutin u n ang 3 dinner!!!!!!..

Anonymous said...

our team will be climbing MT apo this coming nov 24-27 2011.
sir gid can we have some idea/information about the requirements in order for us to climb. such as

fees
permits
guide fees
porter

fb accnt:
rommelhughes@yahoo.com
09159066570

thanks and more power.

monsoure said...

mam ann join kau smin. wer from santa rosa laguna, 3 lng kmi or more.so we need more people/groups 2 join us pra less ang expenses ntn. wer planning to climb mt. apo 2nd wik of april. after holyweek. kindly contact us 09276008657. thnx..

AsianVladimir said...

Sir/Mam,

Baka may climb kayo ng APO via Kidapawan 2012 ng Holy week...pa-join naman kmi.

-Vladimirasia
My CP is 09199102063

Anonymous said...

We did the Kidapawan Trail last Dec 28 to 29, 2011. We are in the Kidapawan Tourism Office at 8am 28th, registration fee at 500 pesos, 400 pesos for students with ID. Then took a tricyle to to the Habal-habal(skylab)terminal to take the ride to Lake Agco Resort at Brgy Ilomavis, the jump-off place. We started treking at 11am, we reached Lake Venado at 6 pm. Assualt the summit next morning at 2am. We arrived at the peak 6:30 am. We missed the sunrise by an hour, we should have started assault 1am. Spent some time at the peak. Back to Lake Venado at 10am. Breakcamp at 11am. Back to Lake Agco Resort, Brgi Ilomavis at 5pm. Had a deep on their Hot Spring. Left the place using Habal-habal to Kidapawan. Luckily, we found a taxi looking for passengers to Davao. Reach Davao by 10:30pm the 29th.

Anonymous said...

plannig to explore mt.apo this early april, still a newbie,want to join some groups who are planning to be there ...ds s my #09292354594

Nene said...

Planning to Explore Mt. Apo (for the 2nd time) this coming April 2012. Anyone who are interested to join us may contact this number
+6593813006 or email me @ analynlas@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We planned to climb Mt. Apo this March 15. If u want to join pls text 0915398775.

Anonymous said...

hi to every one.. posible ba ang 2 days i.t sa mt.apo? june 18 to 21 ang climb nmin. kso gbi ng june 18, ang dting nmin s davao then morning ng june 21 ang flyt nmin p manila..anung trail ang pwdeng daanan nmin.. then my contact b kyong guide, ..? thnk you..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hi to every one.. posible ba ang 2 days i.t sa mt.apo? june 18...


Hi, medyo tight ang schedule nyo.
Eto yong mga time line sa pinaka malapit ng trail.
Davao City to Kidapawan (Bus/Van) 3 hrs
Kidapawan to Brgy Ilomavis-jump off point (Jeep/ Habal2) --> 1 hr.
Jump Off point to 1st camp site --> 1 hr. ( Optional to Stay)
Jump Off point to Lake Venado -- 5 hrs.
Lake Venado to Summit --> 4 hrs
Summit to Lake Venado --> 2 hrs
Lake Venado to Jump off Point  3 hrs

This is base on a normal walking condition without rain.

jean said...

Hello,magandang umaga.Tanong ko lang po,safe ho akyat to Mt.Apo this july?

Albert the Backpacker said...

This is the new contact number of Ma'am Marie Fe Pame, LGU Kidapawan City. 09092612018.

jepoi said...

hi! sir/mam.. plan ahead lng po ako.. im looking forward na maclimb ang Mt. APo dis coming june.. hanap muna ng promo sa airfare.. pakontak nmn po kng cnu aakyat ng mga june po.. salamat...

jepoi
09276126914
khibordz03@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Any recommend organization to take 4 tourists to Mt Apo in June? Pls contact us @ icejade21@hotmail. Com

francisco a. uy said...

we were at mt apo on apr 5-7,2012. it was one of the best climb experience for me. the local gov of kidapawan did a good job in cleaning up the mountain. i hope this will be a continuing project bec i heard that the mt apo was madumi previously. the team of jhoc narda proved to be as efficient and trustworthy as any guide could be. we count ourselves lucky to be under his watchful eye.

Anonymous said...

Any problems in Mt. Apo regarding, altitude sickness and does the O2 cans work if ever? Thanks

Mount Apo said...

@Analyn

Please contact us.

-Camp Apo

Ricky Tiu said...

I'm planning to go climb Mt Apo with my GF this June 17-20. I'm still looking for a guide or whoever is willing to join. Let me know if you're interested 09278483990.

Anonymous said...

Hello... Planning to Climb Mt. Apo on August10. i am willing to join any group and share expenses.. Arriving in Davao on August09... I prefer Kidapawan-Magpet Trail, but will also be willing to join any of the trail.... Please email me: leonilo_guillen_jr@yahoo.com.ph

Anonymous said...

Hello. Planning to Climb Mt. Apo on August10. i am willing to join any group and share cost Arriving in Davao on August09... I prefer Kidapawan-Magpet Trail, but will also be willing to join any of the trail.... Please email me: leonilo_guillen_jr@yahoo.com.ph

Anonymous said...

Magandang araw pinoy mountaineers. Balak ko po sanang umakyat ng Mt Apo on August 10, via Kidapawan-Magpet Trail. Pwede rin po akong maki sali sa mga group na.... Kailangan bang mag book in advance? O doon na mismo sa Office mismo magpa register on the same day?

Anonymous said...

hello! i really want to climb mt.apo . anyway im female . is it safe hiking with people or guides you dont know. .?is it safe? my father told me not to go,i might be KIDNAP . .im 20 . .I LOVE MOUNTAINS. .hiking ,fresh air,green environment. .THANK YOU !!
how much it cost, the guide,permit to climb?etc. . and i want to join a MOUNTAINEERING CLUB, Though im still studying but i found it interesting . . god bless

Anonymous said...

pano ba magpa book? me and my frends are planning to climd apo this christmas... d namin alam san mag simula... any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Hi just want to confirm if open ang Mt. Apo for climbing this November? May Nagsasabi kasing Close daw Mt. Apo sa ngaun.

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