Friday, May 23, 2008

Mt. Natib (1,287+)

MT. NATIB
Orani, Bataan
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Tala, Orani
Minor jumpoff: Kanawan (Hanging Bridge), Morong
LLA: 14.7119 N; 120.3997 E; 1287 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 3.5-5 hours
Specs (Backtrail): Major climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 1-3
Specs (Traverse): Major climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Scenic views of Central Luzon; Woodlands; Tropical forests
Article history: Created 05/23/2008; Last updated 08/06/2013

BACKGROUND
Mt. Natib in Orani, Bataan is another favorite climb in Bataan, along with Tarak Ridge in Mariveles. It is close enough to Manila, but at the same thing offers a challenging dayhike or overnight climb. The insurgency problem which has hounded hikers long ago is now a thing of the past, and Mt. Natib is fast becoming rediscovered by mountaineers, especially with the emergence of traverse possibilities and attractions such as Pasukulan Falls and Kairukan Falls.

The climb to Mt. Natib is commenced in Barangay Tala in Orani, which is thirty minutes away from the Orani Crossing along the highway. After registering at the outpost in Tala, the trek is started. One hour away is Pinagbutasan; the rough road that serves as trail is spacious and the environments comprise of open grasslands and light woodlands. Past Pinagbutasan, the trail remains wide and comfortable until the base camp is reached.

The base camp lies at the foot of the Mt. Natib, and it is also the bifurcation between the upward assault which leads to the summit, and the seldom-used trail that leads to Mt. Natib's other attractions: Pasukulan Falls in Abucay and the traverse to Morong. The assault, seen as the highlight of the trek, features steep, forested, rocky, and limaticky trails prior to reaching summit. There are roped segments and the rocks can turn slippery during the rainy season.

At the summit, which is marked a DENR signpost and a small flatland; there are good views of the West Philippine Sea and most of Bataan Province, with Mt. Mariveles on the southwest, with Mt. Samat to its left (SW). To the northwest, on the other hand, stands Subic Bay and behind it, Mts. Cinco Picos and Balingkilat. To the northeast is Arayat, the solitary giant of Central Luzon. Altogether the view is wonderful!

Unfortunately, there is no traverse through the summit, but from the basecamp, one can continue to Pasukuan Falls, which is about two hours away; it is also gaining popularity as a campsite. Moreover, as a really long dayhike or overnight hike, it is possible to trek all the way to Morong, Bataan, through narrow and forested ridges, woodlands featuring majestic and varied forest trees, and finally, a section of Morong River which you have to cross several times before reaching the Aeta village in Kanawan. A hanging bridge serves as the finale for the long trek, and if you are not yet satisfied, you can take the 2-3 hours trek to Kairukan Falls! Clearly the possibilities are growing in Mt. Natib!

ITINERARIES

MT. NATIB REGULAR DAYHIKE

0300 ETD for Orani, Bataan by bus
0500 ETA Orani Crossing. Take trike to Brgy. Tala
0600 ETA jumpoff at Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan. Register.
0630 Start Trek
0800 ETA Pinagbutasan
0930 Arrival at foot of Mt. Natib; start assault
1100 ETA Mt. Natib summit.
1200 Start descent
1500 Back at Brgy. Tala. Tidy up
1600 Head back to Orani crossing
1630 Take bus back to Manila
1930 Back in Manila

MT. NATIB + PASUKULAN FALLS OVERNIGHT

Day 1
0200 ETD for Orani, Bataan by bus
0400 ETA Orani Crossing. Take trike to Brgy. Tala
0500 ETA jumpoff at Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan. Register.
0545 Start Trek
0730 ETA Pinagbutasan
0930 Arrival at foot of Mt. Natib (Basecamp).
1200 ETA Mt. Natib summit.
1300 Start descent
1500 Back at Mt. Natib Basecamp. Proceed to Pasukulan Falls
1700 ETA Pasukulan Falls. Set up camp
1830 Dinner / Socials

Day 2
0700 Wake up / Enjoy the waterfalls
0900 Break camp
1000 Head back to Basecamp
1200 ETA Basecamp / Proceed back to Tala
1500 Back at Brgy. Tala. Tidy up
1600 Head back to Orani crossing
1630 Take bus back to Manila
1930 Back in Manila

MT. NATIB + PASUKULAN FALLS - ABUCAY EXIT

Day 1
0200 ETD for Orani, Bataan by bus
0400 ETA Orani Crossing. Take trike to Brgy. Tala
0500 ETA jumpoff at Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan. Register.
0545 Start Trek
0730 ETA Pinagbutasan
0930 Arrival at foot of Mt. Natib (Basecamp).
1200 ETA Mt. Natib summit.
1300 Start descent
1500 Back at Mt. Natib Basecamp. Proceed to Pasukulan Falls
1700 ETA Pasukulan Falls. Set up camp
1830 Dinner / Socials

Day 2
0700 Wake up / Enjoy the waterfalls
0800 Break camp
0900 Start descent via Abucay
1200 Lunch along the way
1600 Arrival at exit point, Abucay Hacienda / Tidy up
1700 Take tricycle to highway
1800 Take bus back to Manila
2100 ETA Manila

MT. NATIB TRAVERSE TO MORONG DAYHIKE

0200 ETD for Orani, Bataan by bus
0400 ETA Orani Crossing. Take trike to Brgy. Tala
0500 ETA jumpoff at Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan. Register.
0530 Start Trek
0700 ETA Pinagbutasan
0800 Arrival at foot of Mt. Natib; start assault
0930 ETA Mt. Natib summit.
1000 Start descent
1300 Lunch at Ka Rolly's place
1500 ETA Morong River crossings
1700 Arrival at Kanawan village. Tidy up near Hanging Bridge
1730 Take trike to SBMA Entrance then jeep to Olongapo
1830 Dinner at Olongapo or Sublic
2000 Take bus back to Manila
2300 Back in Manila

PRACTICALITIES

Getting there.  Take Bataan Transit or Genesis Liner, with terminals at Pasay, Sampaloc, and Cubao, and ask the conductor to drop you off at Orani Crossing (187 pesos; 2-2.5 hours). From there you or from the Orani Public Market can take a tricycle to Brgy. Tala jumpoff (P50/person). If arriving very early it may be necessary to arrange for a pick-up through your guide. If doing the traverse, a tricycle trip from Kanawan Hanging Bridge to the SBMA Entrance is P140, and from the SBMA Entrance to Olongapo, the fare is 25 pesos.

Registration and guides. There is a P30 registration fee at the barangay outpost in Tala. At the hut where Ka Goryo used to live, P20 is also being collected 'for the use of the cottage and for use of the water source'. There are several guides in Tala. Wilnor (09983963816; verified May 2014) knows all the trails mentioned in this page. As for his guide fee, you can try to negotiate but be prepared to pay more than 1000. A cheaper option is to start off from Morong and get an Aeta guide to take you across to Brgy. Tala. Other contacts from the barangay include Allan Lojo (09205198233) or Jhap Lojo (09065391092)

Climbing notes. Mt. Natib is famous for its limatik but it is actually somewhat overrated compared to the leeches of Halcon. Limatik are actually more of a nuisance than anything else and can be ignored since they do not cause any long-term or significant harm (except to cause some blood stains in your trekking pants). For protection and care against leeches, check the Limatik FAQs page.

Cellphone signal is present in some parts of the trail but can sporadic at the summit, at the base camp, and in Pasukulan Falls. There is no water source past Ka Goryo's Hut halfway between the summit and the trailhead; other water sources are found in the Abucay and Morong Trails.

MT. NATIB PICTURES
The mountains surrounding Subic Bay as viewed from the summit 

Mt. Arayat as viewed from the trail of Mt. Natib

At the summit of Mt. Natib (January 2010)




Grassland before entering the Basecamp and the summit assault (Jan 2010)
The same area, over three years later (Aug 2013)
Some parts of the summit assault are slippery and steep
Crossing a section of the Morong River on a dayhike traverse (Aug 2013)

The Hanging Bridge in Kanawan marks the end of the traverse to Morong
TRIVIA
Mt. Natib is a protected area, part of the Bataan Natural Park, and is one of the mountains featured in the "Our Natural Heritage" coffee table book with George Tapan's photography. Other mountains featured are Mt. Pulag, Northern Sierra Madre, Mt. Isarog, Mt. Kanlaon, Mts. Iglit-Baco, Mt. Dulang-Dulang, and Mt. Apo.

The blogger's first atempt to climb Mt. Natib ended up as a failure as we were not allowed by the military to proceed with the hike -- this was way back in 2008 (see Hiking matters #12).

MT. NATIB WEATHER FORECAST

PINOYMOUNTAINEER IN MT. NATIB
Hiking matters #12: Natib Negatib
Hiking matters #77: Natib for the first time
Hiking matters #361: Natib Traverse to Morong, Bataan

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gideon said...

HIKING ADVISORY (05/28/08): Mt. Natib is once again closed, according to the army soldiers stationed there. there is an ongoing military operation, and it will remain thus until further notice.

as per protocol, i couldn't get any contact number from the outpost. nor would they reveal any date for reopening. the current recommendation as of now is to defer climbs to natib.

Anonymous said...

hi gid. your site is such a gem. keep it up...anyway, WE (i won't mention the group na lang ha) climbed mt. natib last month. after a very long pakiusapan with the soldiers at the checkpoint area, pinayagan din kami umakyat...but contrary to their versions na may military operations, it is very safe to climb natib according to the locals...its just that, for whatsover unknown reason, hindi nila tayo pinapayagan...sobrang ganda sa natib. the views are very rewarding after a punishing assault to the summit...on our second day we were able to explore the forest.dinala kami ng guide sa isang hotsprings.we also spotted some ala cristobal swamps as well as a potential campsite na almost the same size of sunken garden.astig!....hopefully the ban on climbing natib will be lifted soon...but as gid said, dont take risks on climbing natib these days,mahigpit talaga sa checkpoint and masasayang lang ang baon nyo...

gideon said...

thanks for this update. im intriuged with the hotsprings and cristobalesque features you mentioned!

Karl of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS said...

hi sir gid, me ( karl ) & joseph climb mt.natib last oct 31 & nov 1 2008... its a great trip for the two of us celebrating the anniversary of Piknikers Mountaineers.. we're both self contained that day and sobra excited wala kameng sleep from a hard day work sa office alis kame ng early morning.. pagdating sa brgy.tala sarado pa ng 8am dinala kame sa military office para magpa-alam pinaregister lang name namin then kwentuhan tapos pinayagan na kame.. after nun sa jum-off na.. chika sa store nakalimutan ko yun name ni kuya pero dun lang yun sa store at napaka bait..wala din bayad regs.. tapos trek na.. although may trail na dalawa beses kame naligaw kasi naghahanap kame iba trail pero yun mga nauntahan namin pang trail ng nangangaso kaya mali.. so direcho lang sya talaga.. then we reach manong gorio's kubo.. thats where namin nakilala unang limatik then direcho trek.. naligaw kame ulet pero direcho ulet.. till nakita namin yun pinaka malake grass land na dapat daw kaliwa pero nawawala ulet.. till nakita din namin.. so nasa fot na kame ng natib.. trek na ulet.. dahil matagal na sya di naakyat, masukal sya.. parang bawal maglakad ng nakatayo lagi paluhod at gapang while inuupakan na ng limatik yun kamay at braso mo.. too bad for me kasi i cant climb with a shirt on i'll die in heat.. di din kame naka takas sa dami ng tinik.. as in dami talaga.. and yun super lumot na boulder talagang exciting lalo na sa heavy backpacks namin.. so after nun todo pataas ulit na puro gapang sa tinik then summit na.. set up tent then wala na kain mamam na lang.. and walang tigil na pagtanggal sa limatik.. umuulan kasi that time sa trail at summit.. even in our sllep inuupakan pa din kame ng limatik.. till umaga na.. maya-maya bigla may boses.. so alam nmin may umakyat din.. so meron nga lima sila pero wala backpack.. nasa baba daw yun mga kasama nila 33 sila.. nakilala namin na sila din yun nakita namn sa manabu.. kaya sumaya kame... pero baba sila agad.. kame nag intay ng clearing para sa pictures.. naka tsamba nman kaya bumaba na kame.. then nakita namin may lima pa aakyat.. nag best wishes na lang kame.. an saya du sir gid.. sympre may pasalubong ka sakin.. madami ako na pics na flora & fauna.. like birds sa summit na in action sa paglipad, sing-sing pari na orange & di ko lam na pangalan ng flowers at fruits.. of course pede mu sya makita sa friendster namin piknikersmountaineers@yahoo.com.ph and oo nga pala diba wala ka contact dun sa mt.natib? pwede mo try si sir Francis Cagitla 0910-656-05-25 pwede daw sya mag guide sa aakyat.. although di sya nag guide samin ( wala kasi kame pangbayad nun kaya nangapa lang kame ng trail hehehe ) tapos pwede nya rin kunin names ng aakyat para maipaalam nya sa military ahead of time.. hope makatulong to comments ko sa iba balak umakyat sa mt.natib.. until next time sir.. more power & god bless

gideon said...

hi karl, salamat! this is a very valuable update that sheds light on the uncertainty (and certainty) of climbing natib during this time. will update the post to reflect your inputs. more power also to your group and congrats on your anniv!

Anonymous said...

sir karl maraming salamat sa info about mt natib, as per sir francis may P20 registration na daw po sa brgy. hall. climb po kami natib nxt weekend. thanks po uli.

karl of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS said...

ok sir anony... ingats and have fun. - KARL

gideon said...

guys, pa-update naman on the status of mt. natib. my contacts tell me that it's still closed on the orani side but some say otherwise..

thanks!

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

sir gid, may kasama talagang gamble to go there.. pero medyo masosolusyunan if ma iinform ng aakyat si sir francis cagitla.. nandyan po yun number sa una ko letter.. kasi may military station sa baba to police the mountain.. informing them ahead of time will save the climber's time and effort.

Anonymous said...

sir anu po balita sa natib??
pwede na pu ba umkyat..
kc wer planning 2 climb hir,
tgnan namin qng natib or cristobal
qng pwede sa natib ,dun pu kme,,qng pwede .?

tnx ..ganda ng site nyo astigggg

Levy B. Umandap of KIKK MOUNTAINER said...

Hi to all!!! Open na po ang mt. natib Pero sa mga balak umakyat mas mabuti pong kumuha muna kayo ng permit sa military detachment kesa on the spot ang pag climb nyo kase sayang lang po ang effort nyo kapag hindi kayo pinayagan. Hi Karl Nag climb po kame last Oct 31-Nov 1 2008 Isa ako sa member ng grupong nakilala nyo i saw pictures of Vance and toi...Tama po 33 po kami na dumating pero hindi kami natuloy mag summit kase naligaw po kami at gabi na ng makita namin ang right trail..So 3 of us climb summit to survey the area and un fortunately we decided to abort to go up the summit kase masyadong madulas, assault maulan at isa pa po may mga first timer kase kami na kasama so para sa safety nila di na kami tumuloy. Sa base camp grassland kami nag camp pero kahit malakas ang ulan at hangin hindi napigilan ang saya namin hehe...

esferaluna said...

hi sir levy!!! salamat po sa napakagandang balita at pagpapayo. nagbabalak na kami umakyat. godbless!!!

Anonymous said...

elow poh.,.ask qu lang f open n poh b mt.natib

Anonymous said...

mga Sir! san po b pde mkakuha ng permit sa military? wala b d2 sa metro manila? nagbabalak po kc kme umakyat ng natib e.. mgnda po kc ung mga pics n nkta ko dun,, salamat sa pagsagot! :D -PAOLO

JUNROSS said...

to all mountaineers who are interested to climb at mt. natib at orani, bataan. guys you are very welcome to go to our town and see mt. natib and experience a different level of adrenalin rush and excitement and will surely fascinate you to its beauty and once in a lifetime adventure that will surely you will never forget. have fun and enjoy!!! (BAMOUS MOUNTAINEERING SOCIETY) God Bless......

Anonymous said...

hi sir junross, paano po kami makakuha ng permit sa military outpost ng mas maaga? plan din po sana namin climb jan mt natib this may. txt nyo po ako 09218593230. thanks-simpson

Anonymous said...

just last april 18 and 19 of 2009 galing kame Mt. Natib sobrang ganda although mahirap cya kc gapang galore nga korek mga unang nag post kamay at paa gamitin mo heheh bawal tumayo ng diretso at super busog ang mga limatik sayo heheeh.. pero saya ng akyat n un khit anim lng kame... baguhan lang ako but i enjoyed it.. kapa lng dn kame sa trail hehehe at once lng kame naligaw nalagpasan namin ung trail n pasummit ung sa may base camp kase ung tamang trail mukhang ng hnd trail sobra ng sukal. hehehe very colorful ang florqa and fauna and very breath taking ung viw sa taas khit nkabitin kme sa steep rocks super picture taking kme heheh. para sa baguhan tulad ko para kme nag wall climbing heheheh.. babalik ulit ako dun heheheh __ BELLE

Anonymous said...

mga sir/mam,

sir gid,

bj po lyceum mountaineering LYMOC, binasa ko mga comment at mukhang may succeful climb na sa natib last month, last may 2008 umakyat kami ng mga pinsan ko dito at hinarang kami sa checkpoint, may clean up operation daw kaya hindi kami natulo at bumagsak sa tarak, ver ko lang po kung may nakakaalam ng contact number ng kahit sino sa personel sa outpost, ver kung clear,

thank you,

- BJ, (LYMOC)

Anonymous said...

sir junross may contact number po ba kayo ng tao pwede makausap para sa permit sa military outpost? climb po kasi kami dun this june 13-14, jan po ang climb destination namin in participation sa Annual Freedom Climb na ino-organiza ng PNMS (Philippine National Mountaineering Society. Baka pwede po pakitxt contact no na pwede namin makontact para makakuha ng permit ng mas maaga kung kinakailangan. Eto po contact no. ko 09218593230. Thanks-simpson

Anonymous said...

sir junross / simpson,

kung may contact para military permit please paki inform na din ako 0917-3942256, target kasi namin pumunta dun sa may 23, 09 maraming salamat,

- BJ, (LYMOC)

Anonymous said...

sir junross

could you give us also the contact for a military permit so that we can also climb
mt. natib? here's my contact number

Jess-09275393059.
PM..

junross said...

sir/mam... sori for the late reply medyo busy lang sa work. but to all mountaineers who are still interested to climb at mt natib, open na po uli ang natib sa lahat. been there for month ago and nakausap po namin ang military hindi na po kailangan ng permit just drop by lng kayo sa post nila para magpaalam since along the way lng naman sila before you reach the jump off point. thanks! [BAMOUS MOUNTAINEERING SOCIETY]

Anonymous said...

salamat ng marami sir junross..

-BJ (LYMOC)

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

Hi Sir Gid, si Karl po ulit ito ng PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS. lagay lang po ako ng some facts on LIMATIK ha.. bka po mka help. Thank u po.

( this is PART 1 )
• Leeches are Annelids (or segmented worms) and are closely
related to earthworms.
• There are over 100 different leech species in Australia.
• Leeches have 34 segments, with a powerful sucker at the end.
• Leeches breathe through their body walls.
• Australian leeches vary in size from 7mm up to 200mm when
extended.
• They are commonly found in dimly lit places. Most leeches live in
freshwater but some live on land, in damp areas of tropical
rainforests.
• In Australia’s tropical rainforests the most common leech is the
land-dwelling jawed leech (Gnatbobdellida libbata).
• Leeches are hermaphrodites. Each leech has both male and
female sex organs. Leeches die after they have reproduced once
or twice.
• Leeches are an important part of forest and stream ecosystems
because they act as both predators and prey in the life cycle of
many animals.
• Leeches are carnivorous. Some prey on invertebrates. They feed
on insect larvae, snails, crustaceans and other worms. Their
digestive enzymes process their food within a few days.
• Other leeches feed on the blood of vertebrates such as
amphibians, birds, reptiles, fish and mammals - including humans!
Animals that feed on blood are called sanguivorous. Leeches
need symbiotic bacteria to help digest their blood meals which can
take weeks or even months.
• Leech bodies are covered with receptors so they can detect warmblooded
animals by sight, smell, vibrations and temperature.
• They can also sense carbon dioxide in the air. This indicates there
is a breathing animal nearby, which could be their next prey!
• In wet weather the leech waits in foliage or on the forest floor to
attach itself to a passing warm-blooded animal. It will wave its head
and body around, looking for signals that food is nearby.
• Birds, fish and frogs get their revenge on these bloodsuckers by
feasting on them. (Pittas feed leeches to their chicks.) Other
predators of leeches are turtles, and the larvae of damselflies and
dragonflies.
• Rainforest bushwalkers are a very convenient food source
because they brush against low foliage or sit on damp logs or rocks.
A waiting leech can easily hitch a ride and grab a snack. When
leeches are aware of a meal nearby, they climb the victim’s legs
and attach themselves to the first area of bare flesh.
• Leeches use suckers on each end of its body to loop swiftly in
pursuit of its host. Once the leech is on the host it looks for a
shadowy, protected spot. It holds on tightly with the larger sucker at
its mouth, then cuts a hole in the host with its sharp teeth.
• The leech releases an anaesthetic in its saliva which numbs the
skin and keeps the host from knowing it is sucking their blood.
• Leeches also release an anti-coagulant called hirudin which stops
blood from clotting and keeps it flowing for as long as the leech is
feeding. This anti-coagulant also stops the victim’s blood from
clotting in the gut of the leech and giving them digestive problems.
• Leeches can consume several times their own weight in just one
bloody meal. It can be up to five times heavier than it was at the
beginning of its meal.
• When they are full of blood they drop off and find a dark spot to rest
and digest their meal.

THANK U PO SIR GID. SANA PO MAKA HELP ITO INFO KO BOUT LIMATIKS. TNX. -Karl of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS
( end of PART 1 the Part 2 is next )

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

Hi Sir Gid, si Karl po ulit ito ng PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS. lagay lang po ako ng some facts on LIMATIK ha.. bka po mka help. Thank u po.

( this is PART 2 )
• After a good feed, a leech can survive several months to a year
before feeding again.
• It is difficult to outwit leeches. To keep leeches from biting you,
avoid brushing against low vegetation in damp or wet places.
• Cover your socks and shoes with eucalyptus oil or soap. The
lather repels leeches. You can also wear pantyhose on the outside
of socks and long pants to keep leeches off your legs.
• If you apply insect repellent to your socks and shoes, keep clear of
creeks so you don’t pollute the water.
• To detach a leech, carefully expose the leech to heat such as a
lighted cigarette or a flame or try sprinking it with salt, tea tree oil,
eucalyptus oil, alcohol or insect repellent. Don’t pull leeches off.
This can tear the skin which may then become infected.
• If you just want to move the leech on, slide a fingernail under the
biting end. (The hirudin might cause the bite to bleed for some
time, and the bites are often itchy.)
Leeches can be dangerous if they fasten themselves to an eyeball.
The only safe thing to do is wait for 15-40 minutes until the leech
detaches itself and drops off. Don’t pull the leech off and don’t apply
salt or you may damage your eye.
• People use leeches in medicine. They are important source of
anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots from forming in patients.
(Blood clots cause strokes.) Leeches produce vasodilators.
Leeches are used in plastic surgery to prevent bruising and in reattaching
amputated limbs.
THANK U PO SIR GID. SANA PO MAKA HELP ITO INFO KO BOUT LIMATIKS. TNX. -Karl of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS

Anonymous said...

good day po mga sir/mam itatanong ko lang po kung magkano po total expenses sa transpo (papunta at pauwi) at registration. sa cubao terminal po kme manggagaling, wala po kse kmi idea kung magkano masoshoulder sa transpo and registration. salamat po. -kidbukid

Anonymous said...

Kahit na may medicinal value pa yan. Ayokong mgapakagat sa limatik. Alam nyo ba kung bakit nawawala yung guhit sa likot nung linta pag nabubusog. Indicator yun ibig sabihin full tank na!!! :D

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

Hi sir gid,
Eto nap o yun promised ko NEW CONTACT sa Mt.Natib he is
Mr.Louie Areola 0908-298-90-94 & 0921-687-67-35
He is the head of the Baranggay Defense System (BDS)
And sya din po ang in-charge for mountaineers. He can also help for transportation needs (if needed) minimum of P700 and guides (if needed) P500-700 we met a local there who is working as a guide he’s name is Mr.Andy Gadel the son of the owner of the KUBO in the water source. He nice and friendly as well. He is also endorsed by sir louie. ( Guides can take u to 3 hot spring spots and spectacular water falls) just tell him na nirefer kayo ni karl ng piknikers mountaineers para maka discount. you can also order a hearty meal to sir louie before u climb Special BULALO or LOMI. Tingin ko if yun iba aakyat dun na ayaw sa limatik pag nagka camp, pede sila mag dayhike then sa jump off (just ask sir louie) may super flat dun mga 10min trek at may magandang river na which is pag aari nila sir louie. Sinibukan din namin try kung ilan oras sya pede day hike. Kaya sya ng 7-8 hours. Kasama na kain, chikahan, tambay, piktyuran at pagaalis ng limatik hehehe by the way its tough nun bumalik kami. Yun una akyat naming sa natin is nahirapan kami sa sukal dahil din a sya inaakyat that time and our heavy load. Sa summit kaming dalawa nag camp nun tolerable pa limatik. But this time nag iba sya, with STORM ONDOY yun trail is lahat nag mukang ilog at water falls pa summit. Pero mas madali na kasi din na gaano masukal unlike dati na puro gapang. Dun kami nag camp sa water source kaya lang nun gabi an taas na ng tubig sa river and lots of rolling rocks na dala ng agos parang lumilindol yun tunog nya. Most of the rocks nun nakita namin is sinlaki ng mga anim na big buko pinag dikit-dikit. And the limatiks are like mindorong limatik, kakagat agad at u can feel the bite even maliit na limatik lang sya. And medyo yun baha sa trail is my dalang jebaks ng baka at kabayo hehe. Pero ganun pa man, masaya pa din ang training climb namin at the same time birthday climb ko hehehe. Buti na nga lang sir di ka sumabay samin kasi bigla bumagyo di ka makaka abot sa manila ng 7pm para sa hospital duties mo. Nagsara daw ang nlex that time. Thanks ulet sir. Nga pala for our friends na gusto makita yun pics duon with Storm Ondoy they can chek sa piknikers.multiply.com yun friedster namin din a gaanu na a update eh meron din sa web site namin www.piknikers.com thank you po – KARL of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS

edge said...

Belated bro, naks idol na idol ah..:D
Kelan ang Anniv climb natin? woohoo

Anonymous said...

mga sir / mam

tanong lang po, may nabalitaan ako tungkol sa natib, totoo bang may mga hikers na naipit sa inkwentro ng army at npa siguro this after ng last posted successful clim nung bagyong ondoy? nung pinagusapan kasi namin ng mga kasama ko umakyat, nabanggit ng isa sa mga ka grupo ko na may ganitong nangyari sa natib at hinaharang nanaman ng army ang lahat ng may gusto umakyat ng natib, sir gid lets do an update on this, hassel kasi diba sa lahat satin kung gagawa ng it days of planning then uwi sa wala dahil sa misinfo.. sana may local na contact and confirmation sa army station kung clear ba umakyat or hindi para makapg iba pa bundok..

salamat,

karl of Piknikers Mountaineers said...

sir or mam,
super kumpleto po yan post ko bout contacts.. dyan nyo din po malalaman kung totoo yun kwento sa inyo.. call nyo po si sir louie i guarantee u wont leave an empty hand of info... thanks & more power to your group.
Karl of Piknikers Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

Hi,I have tried calling the phone number you posted on the blog and unfortunately It cannot be reach. We are planning to climb Mt.Natib next week Dec11-12.

Hopefully some of you guys can join us. we are looking forward on meeting our fellow mountaineers.

Thank You.
Tele-09178390614

Anonymous said...

tele- painfo naman ng updates if ever matuloy kayo this 11-12. akyat kami ng 19-20 so it would really be helpful if you could give us some details regarding recent activities at mt. natib. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sure. I will definitely post informations here for you. Hope someone can also give us a phone number for a person in charge with the mountain.


Kindly, Invite din po kami mam/sir kapag may mga climbs po kayo. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sure tele. Heard rumors na meron na namang encounters between NPA and mga sundalo. hope to hear from you soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi! mga sir/mam info naman kung safe umakyat sa NATIB, thanks

Anonymous said...

good day sir/mam,

just reviewed all the notes re- natib, sa mga umakyat nitong december meron ba tayong updates sa contact kasi sabi dito, cannot be reached yung number na naka post.. sa mga gusto umakyat ng natib, me and my group's planning to climb natib this mid january.. any info's highly appreciated..

Anonymous said...

good day sir/mam

sa maga umakyat po recently lang info naman po kung safe umakyat sa natib at kung may mga contact person/number po at info na pwedeng i share, plano po kasi namin umakyat this Dec 26, thanks

Anonymous said...

hello. i climbed natib i think in august this year. about the reports on recent encounters between military and insurgents, i dont think something like that happened recently. or at least thats what denr in the area told me. the military conducts operation in the area (patrolling) after all they have a detachment there. but the pasu told me that he hasnt heard of any encounter at all.
my contact numbers are also unreachable. best thing to do is to just pass by the barangay hall and register (leave list of climbers with them). we didnt drop by the military detachmenbt because the bgy officials told us that there is no need to do so. but its important to see the bgy officials first because if you dont, they will advise the military and the military could stop you from climbing. that is the secret to being able to climb natib. go to the bgy first. if you need to, then drop by the military detachment which is on the way to the jump-off.
~Yanma

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip yanma..

karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

hi sir / mam, kakokontak ko lang po kay sir louie ngayon dec 24, 2009 try nyo na lang po sya call wag nyo po text lang kasi medyo dyahe po pag text lang.. pag may questions po kayo you can contact us sa piknikers.multiply.com or sa www.chatroll.com/piknikers-talk super ganda po dyan lalo na kung explore nyo pa yun other areas na madami hot spring.. yun mga balita po na enka encounter ask nyo na lang po kay sir louie kasi po taga dun sila para mas acurate po ang balita. thanks po happy piknik to mountaineers... KARL of Piknikers Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

sir/mam bka gs2 nyo po mg natib...800 budget ksma n po pmsahe ppnta at pbalik ng manila...pls contact me...09163303427

tnx po

jownie- gsmtrekkers

Anonymous said...

16-17 po ung natib

jownie- gsmtrekkers

Anonymous said...

Sir Jownie,

Pwede po ba sumama sa climb nyo? kelan po ito?
ok lang po ba kahit mga newbie kami? puro girls po kami.. saan po tyo pwede mag kita? para sa pre-climb meeting.

-lavinia
hello kitty mountaineers

Anonymous said...

Sarap dito. Galing kami dito last Saturday Jan 9-10. Bait mga guide. Daming limatik sa daan. Ung mga kasama ko nakagat pero surprisingly, hindi ako kinagat. Todo anti limatik ung damit nila pero ako naka short lang tapos ako pa ung hindi nakagat. Bait ung mga militar pero dapat nyo parin kausapin ng maayos para walang aberya.

-Lance
Hardcore Mountaineering/ NCNS Mountaineers.

Jay-R said...

Hi Gid,

Please take note of minor errors on last paragraph. Both Mt. Samat and Mt. Mariveles are due south of Mt. Natib, as opposed to (NE) and (W) indicated respectively.

More power!

Anonymous said...

any climb here in mt. natib on febuary?. pde smama?. pls do txt me, 09275281396. marco

slamat!

Anonymous said...

I just want to shar our experience with a gudie from Mt. Natib.The mountain was indeed challenging and awsome my 7 year old nephew really enjoyed the assaults on a night trek but it is kind of disapointing that even with the positive feedback about the guides we have encountered a guide that had taken advantage of us he told us that the trail to the summit is not establish and we are most likely to get lost he told us that the guide fee is 300 all the way up to the summit. Nung andun na kami sa kubo sa may water source ang sabi nya wala na daw tubig dun kasi marumi and he also told us na meron daw sa papuntang summit nauna na agad sya paakyat sumunod na yung iba samin dahil ako yung sweeper and in doubt sa sinasabi nung guide tinignan namin maigi yung lugar ang may nakita kaming water source since our water bottles are on the guides horse kinakilangan namin syang habulin paakyat ang kaso para syang nagmamadalina iniwan nya ang group namin even our trail leader was catching up with him ni hindi sya maabutan sa trail para rin kaming nag trail ng mag-isa namin. I received a text message from a good friend who just climb mt.natib and informed us where we can find the water source sa kubo and verified na last water source na yung sa kubo. Unfortunately pinaspasan ata nung guide kasi hinintay nya nalng kami sa grassland sa may trail pa-assault which really piss me off because he was supposed to guide and be with us and what made it even worse was siningil nya kami 500 plus hindi na daw nya kami ihahatid sa summit dahil may duty pa daw sya nakiusap kami na baka pwedeng samahan nya kaming pumunta ng water source pabalik sa grassland to save time because we had to go back.The guide agreed that after filling our water bottles at the water source it will be carried on his horse back to the grassland pero ang nangyari sumakay sya ng kabayo nya pababa at iniwan nya nalang sa kubo ung mga water bottles namin which is really disappointing..plus some of our stuff our missing I lost my msr fuel bottle which is strap on the backpack carried by his horse.
We lost more than 1 hour of time dahil lang sa maling information na binigay nya about sa water source bukod pa dun sinabi nay pa smain na hindi namin maakyat ugn summit ng walang rope kaya wag nalng kami tumuloy sa taas syempre hindi kami pumayag na ganun ang mangyari so we proceeded without him kahit na inabot na kami ng gabi the trail was indeed difficult especialy at night because our vision is very limited but thanks to out great team work we were all able to reach the summit safely.
We are not sure if his name is rufino a white hair skinny old man.
So for you guys outhere planning to climb natib please take extra pre-caution on choosing or getting a guide make sure na malinaw ang usapan na ihahatid tlaga kayo sa summit kasi baka magaya kayo samin na bigla nalng nilayasan ng guide.

Anonymous said...

^ Mukhang kilala ko 'to.. Hehehe. Tele kaw ba yan? Nice meeting you guys. Sayang lang at di tayo nag-abot sa summit. :) May next time pa naman. At tsaka, si Mang Rufino nga yata yun. Nastitch namin yung mga kwento niyo nung nameet namin sya. At confirmed ang lolo mo. Haha. Rufino Syndrome ito. Oh well. Ganun talaga ang buhay. May mga manggagantso. :) - Yse

Anonymous said...

^ ako to bj tele, rufino nga pangalan niya.. medyo hindi nga talaga malinaw ang usapan niyo dahil yung kwento niya samin nung nasa shed na kami sa jumpoff eh hanggang sa assault point lang daw niya kayo ihahatid talaga.. hehe, mukha ngang drawing eh kasi tinanong ko sabi ko manong kabisado mo ba tong bundok na to, sabi niya oo daw.. tinanong ko kung may water falls ba dito sabi niya oo daw at malamig daw ang tubig dun.. sabi ko saan ang daan eh ang sabi lang eh medyo malayo ng konti.. hahahahaha!! barbero!! sayang di tayo nagkasama, next month keep in touch tayo para matuloy na ang ultimate climb natin..

Anonymous said...

Tumpak..hindi tlaga nya kabisado yung bundok kasi hidni nya alam kung nasaan yung water sources samantalang nasa likod lang ng kubo haay..
Anyway successful and enjoy naman yung climb so kahit medyo may konting aberya okay lang hindi nalng tlaga siguro maiiwasan ng mga moutaineer yugn mga opportunista kasi akala nila lahat mapagkakakitaan nila...

Enjoy your climb guys...one of the best mountain ang Mt. Natib

Sige bj see you next climb hopefuly magkakasama ang group natin...

This coming April or May aakyat kami ng Mt. Pulag Akiki-Ambangeg..sana makasa kayo

Anonymous said...

gud day sir & ma'am tanong ko lng po is it strictly kelangan ba ng guide for natib??? langya di kc ako nkasama sa akyat namin lst december sa natib dahil sa work ko. gusto ko din mapuntahan ang natib. di ako makatulog dahil sa panghihinayang. balak ko sanang idayhike xa sa off ko.. (tue & wed) khit ako lng mg-isa pg wla ko nhatak ng ksama. tanong ko rin po mgkano estimated budget for a dayhike? manila-orani vice versa, including the guide & reg.fee. (if there is) salamat po.

rob~juxtapoz

Anonymous said...

isan mapagpalayang umaga sir karl. may akyat po b kau sa natib this week or the following week??? or may kilala po b kayo n pwede kong samahan (preferably tuesday & wednesday) gusto ko kc tlg maakyat natib eh. hindi kasi ako nakasama sa akyat namin sa natib last december... salamat sir.

Anonymous said...

rob of juxtapoz po ito sir karl. salamat.

Ton of Piknikers mountaineers said...

update lng po sa pamasahe..
from manila to orani fare 189php reg fare 137php student. bataan transit @ cubao
orani to brgy.tala (jumpoff) 250php per trickle
registration is free.
happy trekking po.
TON of PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS

Anonymous said...

Tip ko lang sa mga magpapaguide. Set nyo na ung price before pa magstart ang trek pero sabihin nyo na magbabayad kayo after ng climb pagbalik sa jumpoff. Never kayo magbayad before ng climb to avoid ung incident na iiwanan kayo dahil nakuha na nila un pera. Kung more than 5 or 7 ang grupo, hire at least 2 guides para ung isang guide, kasabay ng sweeper. Kung magoovernight kayu, ask your guides if they have their own food and tent, kawawa naman kung matutulog sila sa malamig na campsite habang gutom na gutom. Ung mga gamit na pinapabuhat natin, make sure na walang valuables, kung hindi maiiwasan cguraduhin nyo na kasabay nyo ung porter and wag na wag nyo iiwanan or papaunahin sa trail. Avoid narin natin ipabuhat sa mga guides ung basura pag pababa ng bundok kasi naexperience namin dito na tinapon nung guide ung basura sa trail nung hindi kami nakatingin. The last thing na masusuggest ko is maging mabait tayo sa guides as much as possible lalo na kung local sila sa area, mahirap na kung mapapaaway tayo sa hindi natin teritoryo.

-Lance
Hardcore Mountaineering/NCNS Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

Sir.mam. ask lang po, magkano po ang usually na bayad sa guide sa natib if magoovernyt?. salamt po!

bj-salonga said...

sir rob,

^ hindi naman necessarily kailangang mag guide dito sa natib, kung buo ang loob mo na akyatin to, just be ready sa kung ano mang mangyari.. ang natatandaan ko sabi nung isang tropa eh 400 ang ibinayad nila sa guide pero 1 way lang yun at iniwan pa sila, kaya sa grupo ko having the experience of other climbs, hindi ako kumuha ng guide.. plus madali lang ang trail sa natib compared to other trails.. very established ang trail, konting by-forcation pero may trail sign naman kung wrong way..

happy climbing,

Anonymous said...

saan po ba mag reregistered pag akyat. sa mga kwento po ninyo na nabasa ko mukang hindi naman po nag bago ang mga sign at trail yung water source ay sa likod parin ng kubo. i been there for almost 4x pero mahirap pong magyabang matagal narin po yung last na akyat ko kaya hindi rin po ako ganun ka sigurado. to sir TON ilan po ang kayang iskay ng tricle galing palengke. diba po may byahe naman ng jeep dun daily. maraming salamat sa info.
makakatulong po ang mga info nyo sa aming pag akyat sa Feb 20-21. wala naman pong magagalit kung hindi kami kukuha ng guide. mga sir at mam na naka balik na sa natib, ask ko lang po kung andun parin po ba ang kubo ni tatay goryo sa may water source?
maraming salamat po more power. kita kits nalang po kung sakaling may makasabay.

Arnel of (timog lahi)

Anonymous said...

sa lahat po ng gustong sumabay sa climb open po kami kasi unti lang din kami less than 10 lang po.
mas marami mas masaya. Feb 20-21 po kami aakyat pasay rotonda terminal po kami mag kikita kita.
ito po yung no. ko 09166148535 Arnel.

Arnel of (Timog Lahi)

Anonymous said...

mga sir, ask ko lng po kng malawak po yung campsite.mga ilang tents po kasya sa campsite?we are planning to climb on feb.27-28.thanks

-drew (PENDONGERS)

Anonymous said...

@lavinia (hello kitty mountainers)
mga ma baka gusto nyo sumama sa akyat sa natib feb 20-21 kitakita po tayo sa genesis cubao 3am salamat po. 2 climber lang po kami sana maka sama po kayo.

Arnel of (Timog Lahi)

Anonymous said...

kailangan pa po ba ng guide kung first timer palang dito?

-pulahan

Anonymous said...

fresh from natib feb 20-21 climb. bago po ang lahat nakikiusap po ako sa lahat ng nag babalita na patay na si tatay Goryo ay itigil nyo po ang maling pamamalita. buhay na buhay pa po si tatay Goryo pinuntahan ko po si tatay sa kanilang bahay upang kamustahin at alamin ang kanyang kalagayan. si tatay goryo po ang may ari ng kubo sa water source at sila rin po ang bumutas ng daan paakyat ng natib kaya hindi po sila ibang tao para saatin at sa lahat ng moutaineers. inform ko lang po lahat ng gustong umakyat ng natib. from cubao by bataan bus 178 pesos pababa kayo ng palengke ng orani lakarin nyo nalang po papuntang palaenke. makaka bili po kayo dun ng mga kakailanganin nyo sa bundok. ang lokal rate po nila sa tricle ay 50/head gang 4 person lang, doon po kayo sumakay sa pilahan ng byaheng tala. kasi marami pong kokontrata sa inyong mga tricle driver at prepresyohan kayo ng mahal. ok na po ang 250 kung apat kayo kasi mabigat naman ang mga bag natin. sa barangay hall po kayo mag reregistered ihihinto kayo ng tricle driver dun. pag may nag prisinta sainyo n mag guide sabihin nyo nalang na may kausap na po kayo kasi minsan yung mga tanod ang nag priprisinta gaya ng nangyari sa mga kasamahan natin iniwan sila pag kakuha ng bayad kasi hindi rin naman sila ganun kasanay sa bundok natib. kung gusto nyo ng guide at porter hanapin nyo po sina kuya Andres Gadil(ande)o si kuya Fred Gadil (kambal) mga anak po sila ni tatay Goryo. pwede rin po kayaong mag pa guide sa falls at sa hotspring dipende po yun sa pag uusap nyo. reg rate po nila ay 600-700 hundred dipende po sa dami ng i gaguide may kabayo po sya na mag dadala ng bag. makakasama nyo na po sya sa summit hangang sa pag baba. 7-10 ang kasyang tent sa itaas dipede sa laki ng mga tent sinunog at nilinis na po ni kuya ande ang mga kugoon sa itaas upang maging maayos ang camp site. tip ko lang po sa mag aakyat yung maliit na bag nalang po ang ating gamitin para hindi sumabit sa mga halaman sa pag asault ng natib. pinapakiusap din po nila na huwag po nating pipiin ang mga bottle containers natin. pwede pong iwan sa kubo ang mga emty bottle para magamit din po ng ibang mga moutaineers sa pag iigib ng tubig.
maligaya at ligtas na pag akyat po sa inyong lahat. pag my tanong po kayo pwede nyo po akong itxt sa # na. 09166148535 (arnel)
# po ng mga guide paki tawagan nalang po para sigurado po kayo na matatangap nila ang mensahe nyo # 09289724949 (andres "ande" Gadil)
#09103548604 (Grace Pulos) pamangkin po ni kuya Andres.


salamat.
Arnel of (Timog Lahi)

Anonymous said...

sir arnel maraming salamat po sa magangdang info na binigay nyo ngayon..aakyat po kasi kami di weekend..ask ko lng po ilnag oras ba talaga ang byahe mula qubao gng orani

dagz,(pendong)

Anonymous said...

@ dags 3 hrs po from cubao dipende sa trafic kasi may ginagawang tulay sa gwagwa pampangga. den almost 1 hr pa tricle pa brgy. tala. ikamusta nyo nalang po ako sa mga locals na sina kuya ande at kambal. pwede po kayo bahay nila makiligo at mag ayos paakyat at pauwi. dun lang po sila pag ahon lagpas ng unti ng waiting shade pag tanong nyo nalang ang bahay nila salamat.

Arnel of (Timog Lahi)

Anonymous said...

sir arnel..dba kakaakyat nio plng? mrami pa bang limatik dis days dun?

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karl of piknikers mountaineers said...

hi guys, nag dayhike kame dito sa natib ni sir ton at sir gideon last month tatlo lang kame, binigay ko yun kopya ng reklamo kay sir louie regarding sa nagsamantalang guide para magawan ng aksyon, nag remind din mga sundalo na magpaalam pa din sa kanila kahit na inform na si sir louie. sa wala pa idea sa trail pede nyo chek sa piknikers.multiply.com pede nyo din kame add piknikersmountaineers@yahoo.com.ph same address yan sa friendster at facebook..

TO SIR BJ-SALONGA: agree ako syo na kung gusto mo akyatin wag ka mag guide para ramdam mo inakyat mo sya ng pagsisikap.. pero just always extra care tayo.. kasi nun una ko nag natib dalawa lang kame at wala kami guide.. yun nga lang naka pitong ligaw kame.. pero after namin makaakyat mas nadama namin pagiging magkaibigan namin ng kasama ko.. thats 2 years ago na.. thank you and more power sa lahat..

Anonymous said...

sir tanong lang? mt.natib is a natural park.it means it is a protected area.how come na naisyuhan ng ecc or environmental clearance certificate ng denr ang breeding farm ng mga manok sa mt.natib.. im sure sakop pa yun ng mt.natib..kahit may bakod.

Anonymous said...

Been there @ Mt. Natib last Feb. 27-28, ang ganda. Sulit ang napakahaba at mainit na lakaran. Solve din kami sa tarik ng assault. Dami namin 4 groups kami 47 pax.Swerte namin at nauna kami nakapili kami ng medyo flat na pwesto kasi kahit malapad ang camp site, bukol bukol naman ang mga damo kaya ang hirap maghanap ng flat area. Tips lang sa mga aakyat ng natib this summer, agahan nyo para di kayo mahirapan sa sobrang init ng panahon ngayon. Sayang nga lang at wala kaming nakita na limatik.. takot pa naman ako sa dugo..hehehehe

JESS
Pendongs...

Anonymous said...

sir ala bang ligaw ang trail sa natib?
magkano ang regstration?
kelngn pa ba kumuha ng permit para mkclimb?

Anonymous said...

sir di na po ba talaga nid ng permit? pwede na po ba dumerecho nalang agad dun?

wala po kasi kami contact eh .. were planning to climb din this holy week .. salamat po mga sir

-myk

Anonymous said...

hello Sir,

Safe po bang akyatin ang Mt. Natib our group are planning to climb this coming april

thanks

Anonymous said...

mga duds, kakaakyat lang namin ng natib kahapon mga 12 ng tanghali. bumaba kame today mga 9 in da morning. alang babayaran sa pagakyat, mag-paregister lang kyo sa barangay hall ng Tala, 20 pesos per head. Then hanapin niyo si "ande", siya na bahala sa inyo. Alam ko may ngpost na ng number niya d2 kayo nalang mghanap.

Anonymous said...

kamusta nman ung climb ser? maayos ba ang trail? ala bang ligaw?
how abbout the permit? do we still need to get a permit before climbing?

Anonymous said...

mga ser masaya ko at naging ok ang pag akyat nyo. salamat din sa lahat ng grupo na tumawag sakin at nag tanong ng info malaking bagay na po sakin na malaman ng lahat ang kabutihan ng pamilya nila tatay goryo. ako po ay isang climber na tumatanaw ng malaking utang na loob sa kanila pati na sa anak nyang si kuya ande. sila ang mag taong walng sawang pinanga2lagaan ang mt. natib. hindi ako mag sasawang umakyat ng natib. sa lahat ng aakyat paki bati nalang po ako kela kuya ande. good luck sa lahat ng aakyat

Arnel of (TIMOG LAHI)

Anonymous said...

sir, tanung lang anung petsa at araw sa april kayu aakyat sa mt.natib baka pede namang makisabay mga sir.. plano ko din kcng umakyat, two(2) kme ng ofism8 ko. salamat ng marami. more power sa site n a toh at sa mga taung namumundok..

brayan said...

as of april 1, critical pa daw sitwasyon sa natib sabi nung platoon leader na nakaassign dun, ayun di kami pinayagan umakyat. humingi na lang kami ng contact nila para just in case may gusto umakyat eh itext muna sila.

jose tolits said...

hilow sa lahat ng piknikers..heheh..
bago pala qong member....
ingat n lng taung lahat,,..
guide pala aqoh sa mt,isarog natural park
d2 sa naga city camsur...
Jose tolits Destajo name qoh..

Anonymous said...

mga sir naka akyat kami dito ng april 2-3

to follow nalang po ung contact ng militar team bravo nasa kasamahan ko kasi

nung april 1 daw kasi ay may operation ata sila kaya di pinayagan

maganda at challenging talaga ang natib .. swerte kami at nagkataon pinayagan kami maka akyat dito..

salamats

Anonymous said...

mga sir baka pwedeng makisabit climb sa mga may plan na umakyat dito sa natib ito po no. ko 09162697079 salamat po painform na lang po ako.thanks more power to this site!

Anonymous said...

hello fellow mountaineers! just got back from mt. natib,grabe astig!!! sulit lahat ng pagod mo,very exciting ng challenging ang trails!, astig tlaga!, no. 2 na xa sa favorite mountains ko(1st kc ang pulag) hehehe!!! bait pa ng mga locals dun...

Anonymous said...

Hello fellow trekkers

Our group just climb mt. natib..sobrang lamig sa taas at night..pero super ganda talaga..challenging ang trail paakyat sa summit...One of the best mountain!!!...Thanks kay kuya willy at kuya manny as our guides...

- CCMC group -

Anonymous said...

hi everyone! i went up mt natib last week with ccmc... ayan, after 3 days nakakalakad na ako ulit ng derecho! we thought mainit sa trail, so we decided to climb ng madaling araw. panalo! malamig ang hangin, kaya kahit tuloy tuloy paakyat ay ok lang. we were at the summit by 10am. yun lang by 11am till about 3 or 4pm super init ng sikat ng araw. buti may dala kaming mga extra tarp/groundsheet, we used those as shelter.
by 4pm nagsisimula nang lumamig, and by 7pm ay lumalakas na ang malamig na hangin! super lamig sa gabi at ang lakas ng hangin talaga, so don't forget to bring your jackets/windbreakers!
para sa nagbabalak umakyat ng natib, you can contact manny to be your guide (asawa ni grace, yung pamangkin ni kuya ande) at 09103548604. kung kukunin nyo sila as guide, bring an extra tent for them and include them na lang din sa meals. para sa transpo naman from orani to tala, instead of paying P250/tricycle for 4 people, you can hire a jeep and pay P50/person. you can contact allan (driver) at 09205198233.

Anonymous said...

hi everyone! i was at mt natib with ccmc just last weekend. ayan after 3 days nakakalakad na ako ulit ng derecho hehehe!
salamat kay arnel of timog lahi for the contact numbers, i got in touch with grace. ulitin ko lang dito ang number: 09103548604. this number is being shared by grace and her husband manny, yung nag-guide sa amin. kung malaki ang group nyo, instead of paying P250/tricycle for 4 persons, pwede kayo mag-hire ng jeep para dalhin kayo from orani to tala. you can contact allan (driver) at 09205198233. ang rate nya ay P50/head.
we decided to climb ng madaling araw, kasi ine-expect namin na mainit sa trail during the day. ayos naman, kasi malamig sa umaga kaya kahit tuloy tuloy paakyat ay ok lang. we got to the summit by 10am. yun nga lang, super init around 11am till about 3 or 4pm. buti may extra tarp/groundsheet kami so we used that as shelter, tutal mahangin naman. pag dating ng mga 6pm ay malamig at mahangin sa summit, so don't forget your jackets/windbreakers!
also, kung magpapa-guide kayo, bring an extra tent for the guides and include them na lang din sa inyong meals.
yun lang... i think everything else has been covered by the previous posts.

Anonymous said...

inakyat namin ang mt. Natib kanina mejo bitin lang kami, from Barangay Tala to Mt. natib peak start kami ng 6am nakarating kami sa peak ng Mt. Natib ng 730. tapos nagstay lang kami ng 30 mins dun at bumaba na kami, nakabalik kami dun sa brg. Tala ng 920am the same day din, ang ganda ng view sa taas, pero ung guide namin naiwan di nakasabay sa amin hehehe.

Anonymous said...

hahaha sana nag try kayo wala guide sir anonymous baka mas mabilis kayo pag walang guide! usualy yun mga umaakyat dyan walang guide eh.. by the way, congratulations po!

Anonymous said...

mang rufino not advisable guide to mt. natib

Anonymous said...

open na ba ulit? kala namin may NPA issue pa..
dapat dito kami aakyat.. lumipat nalang kami sa Tarak ridge.

- red mitmc

Anonymous said...

sir/ma'm pede po ba humingi ng tip?...ano po ba maganda? super cat or bus papunta sa mt.natib.. and ung price po..gusto po sana namin mag explore dito..

thanks

-ian[CAMEX]

Anonymous said...

sir/mam, mas ok kunk mag bubus kayo.. kung galing kayo cubao sakay kayo bataan transit ( asa Five Star terminal sila) along edsa.. 172 lang fare, sabihin nyo sa kundoktor ibaba kayo sa may trycycle na naghahatid sa bgy talka, sa junp off natib< 200 isang 3cycle, min. of 3.. pero pwde n yo tawran gang 150...then 20 per tao sa bgy.. papa reg din dun ingat sa climb

Anonymous said...

salamat poh sa info..
ingat po sa mga future climb and godbless...

-ian

Pia Manzano said...

Hello po...
We are planning to go to Natib this June 11-14. Kasali sa Freedom Climb.
Is there a nearby place where we can go to after the climb? Like a resort...
Thanks!
-Pia
SPiMC
09063250119

Anonymous said...

open ba ngayon ang mt natib?-unbreakable mountaineers

edge said...

@pia,no idea on nearby resort though,likewise bandang bagac pa ang resort (at least 2hrs travel from natib). Otherwise,with your long IT sked you can explore the falls & hotspring nearby basecamp of Natib. Goodluck!LNT

@unbreakable, try to contact bds head (louie)number above before planning to climb to secure your entry. But definitely open siya basta walang operation sila army,but i heard they will resume 2nd week of June :(
Kung dayhike klng,hindi sila mahigpit din. Goodluck!LNT


Mt.Natib DH
20100515

Anonymous said...

@ sir edge, talaga mag reresume sila ng 2nd week, akyat pa naman kami mam ayuth...

salamat sa mga nagbigay ng contacts for natib..

jen

Anonymous said...

nung una akala ko may halong yabang at biro yung grupo na inakyat ng 1.5 hrs ang natib. pero nag ka mali pala ako tuto pala at kaya. kasi umakyat ako last month ng mag isa dahil hinabol ko ang mga ka grupo ko. nakuha ko lang ng 2 hrs and 10 min yun nag lang may dala akong napaka bigat na bag kasi puro tubig ang laman. any way bina bati ko po yun grupo na naka akyat ng 1.5 hrs ang galing nyo po. good luck po sa grupo nyo.


Arnel of (timog Lahi)

edge said...

@arnel,

Sir, i think cla po ung mga trailrunner na dala lang eh trailwater (tama ba? pls reiterate) pero congrats po,nalaman ko na kaya ng bike ko yan pagbalik..kudos

@jzzmate,tama po narinig ko na sinabi nila (army)na mag-resume sila sa june. Best to contact given numbers. Pero malay mo magbago ihip ng hangin sa Natib (tama ba sir arnel)

salamat pm!

Anonymous said...

http://jon-ultra.blogspot.com/2010/04/mountain-runningclimbing.html

Anonymous said...

ang huling balita ko kela kuya ade ay mag hihigpit ang army pero walang balitang isasara nila ang mt. natib sa nga climer.
sa pag balik ko ng natib ay pipilitin kong malag pasan pa yung oras ko na 2.10 hrs. bawas lang siguro sa dalang gamit.
good luck po sa lahat ng aakyat. 12-13 balik ako ng bataan pero sa tarak kami aakyat.

arnel of (timog lahi)

Pia said...

Thanks, Edge...
We have changes out IT to span only June 12-14, 2010...
Good luck to everyone who will be climbing this Independence day (Freedom Climbs).. :)

Anonymous said...

panu po ba mag join ng freedom climb nyo?magkano registration..

please contact me at 09178212381 Nimelo

tnx

Anonymous said...

@ma'm pia

open po ba ang mt.natib sa freedom climb?..umakyat kami dyan last may 24-25, hinarang kami ng mga sundalo..bawal daw dahil my operation daw sa bundok(my NPA daw)..kaya dumiretso na lang kami sa mt.tarak

goodluck and godbless'

-ian

Anonymous said...

sa pagakyat po ng bundok bakit kailangan pag usapan yung mabilis umakyat para po sakin eh hndi po ganoon un kase po ang dating parang yabangan eh basta enjoy na lang po cguro sa pagclimb Godbless po..

Anonymous said...

ganon talaga ang mga mayayabang na climber ung mga malalakas umakyat. mag everest nlang kayo arnel of timog lahi kunin nyo ng 2hrs mula base camp hanggang summit

Anonymous said...

sorry po kung nasabi ko ang bilis at bigat ng dala ko ang sakin lang po ay isang karangalan po sa akin na nakaakyat ako ng ganong oras. pasensya na po kung medyo may yabang ang dating sa inyo pero para saakin ay isa pong karangalan na nakaakyat ako ng mabilis ayon sa aking makakaya.
good luck po sa lahat ng aakyat.


arnel of (timog lahi)

Anonymous said...

arnel, good luck sa goal mo, nothing wrong with that. ingat lang at i hope na na e-enjoy mo pa rin ang kalikasan kahit na medyo nagmamadali ka.

mga kaibigang anonymous, hinay hinay lang. be happy sa accomplishment ng iba nating kasama. let's motivate people to do better. 'wag masyadong mag exagerate - wala pong maitutulong yan.

- joel *stay on the trail*

Anonymous said...

salamat sir joel, at sa nag react po wala po akong masamang intensyon hindi po ako nag yayabang nag share lang po ako ng na accomplish ko. hindi po kaya ikaw ang nag yayabang(anonymous)? nag rereact para lang mapansin at mang asar? di kita kila at wala akong nagawa sayong masama kaya sana gumalang ka sa kapwa mo climer.


Arnel of (timog lahi)

Anonymous said...

@ mam pia

tanung lang po kung confirmed na ba ng grupo (SPI MC) nyo na open sa freedom climb ang natib? dun din po kasi plano namin akyatin on the same date


Jon

Anonymous said...

see you guys on june 12.. sna wlang alimatik haha goodluck :D


chie.

Anonymous said...

new contact no. grace (pamangkin ni kuya ade or andy) 091626442852 (globe) and 09091238396 (smart)
matutulungan po kayo nila if you want guide or question about natib. salamat po ingat sa pag akyat. balik po ako dyan ng june 19 with my group.


Arnel of (timog lahi)

nightcreature said...

sir arnel, pa update kung matutuloy kayo ng june 19. kung oopen ang natib. thanks.

Pia Manzano said...

hi, everyone,
open po ang natib but it is still best to contact the people there first. Minsan kasi biglang sinasara due to military operations. while we were there, our guide showed us some evidence that the "outlaws" just left the area. To be safe, Kindly text kuya Mhanny (our main contact in Natib) via 0909-1238396. He will be able to connect you to the military for permits. For jeeps from new Orani Market to the jump-off (going through the military and baranggay for registration), you may contact allan at 0920-5198233. For guides, we have our very responsible guide, Fred Gadil, who you guys can contact at 0909-1246221.
It was raining when we climbed last weekend so the 'limatiks' were having a field day! i have never seen so many in one area. some of us were bleeding from the most unlikely of places because of these blood suckers. The climb was really difficult and scary, at times. But the view and the people we were with made everything worth it! I am a self-professed weakling and i made it to the top (with a lot of help. Despite the difficulties, all 19 of us got to the peak where. We raised our beautiful Philippine flag and sang our national anthem. Some were even wearing native costumes. :) It was truly a very memorable climb.
For those who would like to summit this peak, make sure to bring a rope or a whole lot of courage. :)
-Pia
SPiMC

Anonymous said...

galing kame d2 kanina,,,apaka dameng limatik,ngtataka lang ako bket un kasamahan ko puro dugo n at kagat ako ala pa din,nagpapakagat n ako ayaw pa din kumagat,nainget tuloi ako,heheheh,maiba ako, sobrang sarap mgclimb d2 kasi super challenging ang trail bukod sa limatik, mawawalan k ng ganang mgpahingam at inulan kame sa peak,un limasan sa tent ng tubig, mganda sya sa peak pero d advisable mg climb pag ganitong season, 1st time ko d2 pero sarap balika,. ingat po sa laht,,,

jomar-shed outdoor

Anonymous said...

Galing kami dito ng tropa last June 12-13..ang saya..madami na limatik pero no worries.hindi ko na lang pinapansin ang kagat nila.kusa naman nahuhulog e..hehehe..enjoy ang climb lalo n kapag umuulan..Isa ito sa mga bundok na babalikan ko!.nakasabay pala namin ang mga ibang Group na sumali sa Freedom Climb..Ingat po sa mga aakyat!..enjoy natin si mother nature!

Darrel of HAMOG (Haksonero Mountaineering Group)

Anonymous said...

kamusta po sa lahat ng climber na nakaakyat at aakkyat ng natib. sa mga nag babalak po umakyat pls. contact na lang po sa mga taong naka post. manny (wilnor) grace her wife, Ade or Fred Gadil for guide naka post na po ang mga no. nila. for transpo from orani market going to brgy. Tala pls. contact ex kagawad louie sya yung may bahay at tindahan sa jump off, pwede rin mag videoke at maligo sa kanila. here is his no. 09082989094 matutulungan din nya kayo to register sa barangay at sa military.
yan po yung last update ko sa natib at yung mga naunang naka post at pinost nang iba tama po yung mga contact person at no. nila. galing lang po ako nung june 19 kasama ko po yung grupo ko at iba pang grup na nag pa sama.
mabuhay po sa lahat ng climeber. at sana panatilihin natin ang kagandahan at kalinisan ng natib at ng iba pang bundok.


maraming salamat.
Arnel of (timog lahi)

Anonymous said...

mga sir, question lng po....

what route would be shorter and easier to go to Natib Orani Bataan? Is it by ferry boat from Manila or by land?it's our groups 1st trip to Natib next week..

maraming salamat po...

Good Vibes!!!
Williamson Rastaman Cosare
Chairman
GE Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

ayos lang po bang umakyat sa Natib kahit walang guide? mahal kasi nung guide ni sir Manny. can't afford. hehe. maraming salamat po.

-Aa Rivera
(GURU Mountaineering Club)

Anonymous said...

hi i'm really fresh on this stuff but i'll be joining a grp that will climb natib this weekend. would like to hear abt the leeches in natib. how bothersome were they? and what did you do to prevent it? would appreciate a reply.

-- feeling mountaineer girl

Anonymous said...

fresh from natib... sa mga nagbabalak po bigay lang ako ng onting update
supercat fare (moa, ocena side to orion) 250.00 1hr travel time
orion to orani bus (manila bound) 75.00
trike and reg fee same pa din po, pero pagbalik po ninyo yung may ari ng tindahan pede yung sasakyan niya hatid kayo from jump off to orion (capinpin port) 75.00 lang po
16 kami lahat umakyat(as guest for GE mountaineering),
ganda ng trail, very challenging lalo na sa haring bato na madulas dahil sa lumot, pero pag dating naman sa summit very rewarding yung view,.
thanks sa G.E mountaineering group, kay s' wilson, kay kuya fred, kay kamandag (guide dog na choosy sa food) at congrats sa 3 newbie nila 1st climb natib kagad hehehe...

ricky/MHS

Anonymous said...

sir ricky,
ask lang po kung obliged ba ang aakyat ng natib kumuha ng guide ant how much din po ang rate? thanks much sa info mo that would be of great help for us na magbabalak pa lang umakyat ng natib...
gem

Anonymous said...

magandang hapon po,

tanong ko lang po meron ba pumanik ng mt. natib this saturday aug.21?

salamat po

Anonymous said...

i correct ko lang po bout "haring bato", sorry po medyo naconfuse lang dahil binabasa ko din ung maktrav, pero twag ko nga po dun sa place n yun eh mini rocky climbing, nagmaktrav ako with 3 friends nitong aug 22 kaso failed,

@ma'am gem... di naman po obliged na mag guide, option po ninyo yun, but kung kukuha kayo i suggest si kuya fred po kunin nyo, napakabait po na guide, and pls don't forget to bring gloves, bout rope, si kuya fred po may dala na siya may bonus pang guide dog.

ricky/MHS

Anonymous said...

magandang umaga sa lahat!
Si Ms. D. po ako ng GURU Mountaineers, kakaakyat lang po namen last August 21-22 sa Mt. Natib. Wala naman po maxadong limatiks, alang sinabe sa Limatiks ng Mt. Makiling. Just be prepared na lang po, off lotion will do or detergent soap. Basta sundin lang po yun advice about limatiks. Ang madame po dun eh higad kasi ang dame pong butterflies, ang gaganda. Wala po kameng guide, kaya naman po basta tanong lang sa mga taga roon, after po ng wide trail, kaliwa, pasok sa gate. Kung may mga beginner na climber, mas safe po kung may rope. Madulas po yun trail lalo na pag sa loob na nung forest. Pagpasok po dun sa may gate, clear naman yun trail, medyo mataas lang yun mga dayami at masukal sa forest bago yun peak. Dala po kayo ng rain coat kasi palage bumubuhos ang ulan. Daan po kayo sa barangay at sa military post for registration. P20.00 po reg. fee sa barangay, sa military po ala, for safety lang po yun. Mababait po lahat ng tao dun.
Thanks po kay manong Greg, sa may kubo, dun po kame ngluto at kumain lunch, may water source po dun.
Thanks po kay sir louie at sa family niya, salamt sa pagpapatuloy sa amen. Siya po yun service namen mula orani market hanaggang sa brgy. Tala sa may jump off.
Ingat po sa magkaka climb. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi All!
We (3 expats living in Manila) hiked up Mt Natib yesterday and had a wonderful time. It is totally feasible in one day: left Manila at 6am, started walk at 9.30, reached summit by 12.30, long and lazy lunch on the summit, back at car at 5pm. We had a very reliable guide, Fred, who can be found in the last hut on the trail as you walk through the first gate in Tala. The walk itself is absolutely stunning...dont worry about leeches too much (Off lotion kept us 3 leech-free!). Thanks Pinoy Mountaineer for providing invaluable info on hiking in the Philippines. Looking forward to many more glorious hikes!
Cheers, Kata

Anonymous said...

hi, sinu poh aakyat this Sept? pwede poh ba sumama?

Anonymous said...

sir pag aakyat ba dyan kelangan pa i-kontak un army dyan?

Anonymous said...

hi

aakyat po kami oct 2 and 3 .

you may contact us at 09173771598

tnx

ACE
PACKERS Mountaineering

alberto said...

puedeng pumanik sa natib sa kabila ang daan, huwag sa orani,

BUSOG Mountaineers said...

mga sir and ma'am,

aakyat kami sa oct. 16 and 17... medyo madami kami mga 20...kita kits nlang sa summit...

thanks

BUSOG Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

akyat po kami sa oct 25. join us
my number- 09158836549
rj

Anonymous said...

Just arrived home from Mt. Natib, From 4pm non-stop up to 5am the next day plus leeches of all sizes that bites you ferociously, its my 1st time experince na kagatin ng 5 linta ng sabay sabay at the same spot. but still the climb is awesome...for trike ride text kuya ding 09284528443

Anonymous said...

Hi, 3 of us climbed Mt. Natib yesterday. Amazing hike, and full of surprises (leeches...). A bit tough in some portion, but could definitely be hiked in 1 day. Great escape from Manila! Cheers. Cedric.

ana mae said...

kami din umakyat natib pero last month pa , i just want to share hehe .. grabe ang hirap ng natib honestly di ko sya naenjoy kc nagtxt ang boss ko at pinagrrdot ako pero wala akong magawa kasi walang signal at paanan ng natib hehe .. di ko sya naenjoy dahil sa leech or limatik , kahit maliit lang sila nakakatakot padin hehe pero maganda ang view di ko nga lang ulit naenjoy kasi di ko na nagawang makipagsocial dahil sa takot sa leech at kahit paggising ko nang umaga may limatik padin sa tent namen haha .. pero maganda ang natib hehe ..

Ana of DMC

pam said...

this is a nice climb in terms of trail class. may konting stint ng rock climbing na almost 90deg, so it will be helpful if may rope na dala pero kung wala manageable naman pero konting ingat lang. last 30mins-1hr prior to summit would be mainly assault, sa tingin ko mahirap talaga pag naka long pack. some parts of the trail also resemble maktrav na madaming duck walk at masukal, pero mas matindi pa rin ang maktrav hehe. di naman ako nakagat ng limatik (mag leggings at jacket kayo, climate is relatively cool naman). nakakalungkot lang, ilang oras kami nag antay para sa clearing kasi 360 daw ang view pero wala, di talaga pinalad :) overall, a nice training climb kahit 3 lang kami :)

pam
abyan

louiepatrickaguilos said...

I have been here this past weekend (Dec. 4-5, 2010). Ang hirap ng purong assault grabe. Yung mga rock climbing parts may mga lubid na (some ropes dala ng mga guides namin). Sayang hindi ko na kinaya pa magstay kasi may sidetrip na Pasukulan Falls and it will cause you another 3 hrs for the trekk. Sana ginawa namin ang climb ng long weekend. Rampant ang limatik mula sa water source hanggang sa summit pero using off lotion and detergents are helpful(di kasi ako nabiktima). Pero may kasama din ako na first timer at nakasandals lang na hindi man lang nalapitan ng limatik. Mababait ang mga taga Brgy. Tala pati na ang mga guides namin. Sana makabalik ulit ako ng Natib at makapagsidetrip. Wala pa kasing gaanong tao na nakakarating sa falls. Long Live Pinoy Mountaineers!

lagataw said...

Ows? Bukas na ang Natib?...mapuntahan nga before mag-close uli. Di ka na dadaan sa butas ng karayom sa pagpapaalam sa army dun?...

sinong game?
Message me!
0920 252 2176

Ming Victorino said...

Bukas na ba natib?

Anonymous said...

saan po ang last water source??? salamat po....

Anonymous said...

ww are planning to clmb @mt natib any info regarding sa costing and transpo from orani to brgy tala..and safe na ba dto? tnx -edwin

Anonymous said...

Been to Natib last week with my buddy...mejo malas lng kc kami lng dalawa umakyat so 2 lng kami sa summit....anyway if u nid updates just mail me cawo_42@yahoo.com

BRO BBC OUTDOORS

Anonymous said...

magkano po mag paguide dito... salamat aakyat po kase kami dito ng march 12... salamat po...

Anonymous said...

Mga mam/ser where planning to climb Mt Natib any update po sana dyan?


"Orangutan mountaineering"

Anonymous said...

pwede bang sumama kapag merong aakyat ng natib? please text me up at 09064014915. Maraming Salamat po!:)

Anonymous said...

planning to hike mt. natib..can you give us the most recent contact numbers ng guide or info pra sa permit? thanks a lot po..here's my number, kindly text me necessary info..salamat po ng marami! 09157509649-kate

Anonymous said...

April 22-23 2011 set ng mt.natib.. kita kits sa taas..:) edwin

Anonymous said...

Try nyo po ang Porac peak at miyamit falls sa Porac Pampanga, ang ganda ng place at pwede pa kayong mag swimming, sa mga gustong pumunta dun pwede ko kayong i guide text nyo lang ako 09291113794 jerry guiao..visit nyo nalang sa FB ang miyamit falls para makita nyo.. salamat.

Anonymous said...

akyat kami dito sa april 9-10,2011. sama kayo? :D -JAY

Krystin said...

planning to climb mt. natib for the freedom climb... kaso konti lang kami, baka di pa umabot ng 10. sino po puede makasama? 09162326139

helmet said...

krystin,,

aKo sama ako..mga 3-4 kami. puede b?

text mo ko at 09997245662..

Thanks..

Anonymous said...

We are planning to climb this coming April 22-23, 6 kami sa group. Guys ok lang ba ang first timers dito? 2 lang kasi kaming may experience sa climb the rest puro first timers. Sino pwede contact for the guide. Thanks in advance sa reply

Jeffrey said...

Mga Kapatid,
Akyat kme this April 16-17. Text lang po kung sino gusto sumama.

Itinerary: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204833662874887

Salamat!


/Sir Jeffrey, 0922-8981739

Anonymous said...

we're planning to go to Mt. Natib on April 22-23,2011 ilang oras ang hike papunta sa Water Falls kamusta po ang trail? ok lang bang side trip sa Waterfalls?

Anonymous said...

to anonymous that will climb on april 22 to 23,
sir plan din nmin umakyat same date sanyo kunin nmin ung contact no nio. e2 po ung contact no nmin 09327962159 or just pm us on our facebook account just search akyat baba mountaineers thnks

-ABM

Agila El Mountaineer said...

MT. NATIB CLIMB INFORMATION
updated as of 04/21/2011


http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204833662874887


/Agila El Mountaineer

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid,
we have a invitation 1st climb of my group mt, natib on april 30 pls confirm who wants to join on my journey of my group,tnxs a lot more power
sir gid

CMC citibank mountenering club
9955094
09179614047
rod baylosis

ricky of pasig said...

had been to Mt. Natib April 22- 23, 2011 with my son and two of his HS buddies.Just would like to share. a very nice climb we had on a hot sunny Good Friday. not so much pressure, we did not push ourselves, with a relax pacing we had a great time enjoying the mountain. travel time from Cubao to Orani public market is approximately 2hrs.via Bataan Transit(P178). from the market took a tricycle to barangay tala (max. 3-4 pax per tricycle P50/ head)the terminal is in front of the market about an hour ride the manong brought us to the house of kagawad louie for registration (P20 per head)the house is very near the entrance gate to the start of the trail. at the start the trail is wide,with a relax pacing we hiked to pinagbutasan for about an hour and fifteen minutes the trail here becomes smaller. then another hour to the Kubo of ka Ande where the water source is located. hiked another hour to reached the foot of Mt. Natib next to the open grass land. a fork is visible take the left to base camp the right is said to be the trail to the Pasukulan Falls. the trail to the falls is not established yet. a very visible #06 will be seen at the base camp. we recharged our energy for the assault,at the start of the assault the trek is challenging and as you go up, the trail becomes steep to very steep but don't worry there a tree roots to cling on. the trail is dry since it's summer we did not encounter "Limatiks". there are two rope segments and another 3 rock segments that do not require ropes. the summit is 30-45 minutes from the 1st rope segment. Happy Climbing every one!!!! always take precautionary measures.

Anonymous said...

hi here the event mt ,natib on april 30 pls confirm anyone here to join us my journey

rod
CMC citibank mountenering club

lhen said...

how can I reach Mt. Natib via ferry from Manila? And how long will it take? Thanks! ^_^

Anonymous said...

ser, akyat po kmi ng 30, kita kits nalang po sir anonymous... ingat at have fun po sir...

Anonymous said...

repost from anonymous as of August 2010: super cat fare (moa, ocena side to orion) 250.00 1hr travel time
orion to orani bus (manila bound) 75.00
trike and reg fee same pa din po, pero pagbalik po ninyo yung may ari ng tindahan pede yung sasakyan niya hatid kayo from jump off to orion (capinpin port) 75.00 lang po fare.

Anonymous said...

marami po bang limatik katulad ng makiling?

Anonymous said...

hi,

were planning to do night trek pwede po ba?


-jojo-

Anonymous said...

aakyat po kami ngayong mayo 28-29 2011. at sa lahat po ng gustong sumama o sumabay open po ang grupo namin.. maraming salamat po. 09178293935 arnel.

arnel of timog lahi

Anonymous said...

sir arnel,

what time po start nyo? ano po IT nyo? were also planning the same date.

jojo-

Anonymous said...

@jojo
5am po kami mag kikita kita.. at 8am to 9am dapat asa trail na po kami. sige po kita kits nalang po.. 10 po kami at sana madag dagan pa hehehe..
ingat nalang po.

arnel of timog lahi

Anonymous said...

kaaakyat lang po namin... may 21-22... napakaganda pong experience... yung nga lang.. daming limatik! wag lang pong kalimutang magpaalam sa military camp and (not 'or") sa barangy outpost.

Anonymous said...

Sir, ano po bang mountain yung kita dun sa Morong Bataan? Ung sa mga beach dun, Mount Silanganan po ba iyon o Mount Natib?

Anonymous said...

Ingat kayo dadaanan ata ni "Chedeng" ang area ng Bataan

-Armand-

Anonymous said...

Pwede po ba sumabit? Pa text naman po sa 09064014915. Salamat po mga sir!

Anonymous said...

Night trek saturday may 28 - 29,

jojo-

Anonymous said...

haven't had a good view on that mountain medyo minalas dati, sana maganda visibility nyo po sa May 28-29, dami po limatik lalo after Chedeng, pero kasama po sa excitement yun

and as always, beneficial basahin yung Limatik FAQs page ni sir Gid after ng IT of Natib, on "Special Concerns" may link po dun, God bless po ~ JONI

Anonymous said...

we'll be cliimbing mt. natib on june 18-19..meron ba kami makakasabay at that date?.

Anonymous said...

hi sir cnu po ung mg freedom climb this june 11-12? join climb po sna 4 kmi..

Anonymous said...

hello, meron po ba kaung contact # sa jeep sa natib?? pa-forward naman po. Thanks

Anonymous said...

@sir jojo, diko na po kayo nakamusta after our climb grabeang buntot ni chedeng maulan ang dala saatin. sobrang nag alala kami sa grupo nyo nung iniwan namin kayo sa summit. grabe kasi ang lakas ng ulan pag baba namin. isa pang inalala ko yung mga tent nyo na sana wag kayong pasukin ng tubig kasi alam namin na wala pa kayong tulog at kakadating nyo lang sa summit nung nag kita tayo. basta ingat lagi sir.
pag may climb kayo mging kami invite nalang ah. more pwer to your group.

arnel of timoglahi

BAGABUNDO said...

to anonymous na gusto sumabay sa freedom climb. 300 po ang climbers ng freedom climb sa natib. so kung sasabay po kayo dun masyado na po madami. baka d na kayo ma accomodate ng bundok. though karamihan sa aakyat ng freedom climb mag day trek lang sa june 12. pero ung mga mag overnight po madami pa din sila.
kung gusto ninyo mag natib sumabay na lang po kayo samin sa 18-19 kami. ayun po.

Anonymous said...

I agree sa last post..too much crowded na alam ko di ganun kalaki summit sa natib..pede naman iset sa ibang date db?? opinion lang sana mahabag kayo heheh.

-natibians

Anonymous said...

Tama po, masyado ng maraming aakyat sa Mt. Natib for freedom climb at isa na ang grupo namin dun... Medyo disappointed nga kami kc akala namin kapag nagpa-reserve kmi ng maaga, marereserve yung Natib dahil konti lng ang capacity nito, pero madami rin pla aakyat more than a hundred ang registered na aakyat... Tsk. tsk. tsk! Kaya hopefully sa ibang days na lng kau akyat. Hehehehe! Kung pwede lng naman.. ^_^ Nga po pala, baka po my alam kaung contact ng jeep sa Natib? Hindi ko po ma-contact c louie.. Need namin ngayung Saturday sana. Thanks po ng marami! - Lhen

BAGABUNDO said...

to lhen.
maganda po sana kung supportahan po natin ung tricykle line dun sa may palengke ng orani..kasi un lang po ng hanap buhay nila na mag hatid dun sa jump-off madami naman po sila. pero kung ayaw ninyo po sa tricykle. may mga jeep din naman po dun..

Anonymous said...

gud day, kung aakyat po kayo ng natib puede nyo pong kontakin si allan lojo (pamamgkin po sia ng kapitan ng tala/ kapt.erning lojo)#09205198233. meron po kaming elf na pula (passenger type 22seater/ UCP724).puede rin sia maghatid sa manila. puede nyo rin ako kontakin sa #09065391092(JHAP LOJO) kasi kung minsan mahina signal sa tala. SALAMAT PO!

Anonymous said...

gud day, kung aakyat po kayo ng natib puede nyo pong kontakin si allan lojo (pamamgkin po sia ng kapitan ng tala/ kapt.erning lojo)#09205198233. meron po kaming elf na pula (passenger type 22seater/ UCP724).puede rin sia maghatid sa manila. puede nyo rin ako kontakin sa #09065391092(JHAP LOJO) kasi kung minsan mahina signal sa tala. SALAMAT PO!s

`Drew~ said...

Greetings,

May akyat kme sa Natib in between this date's August 27-29.


`Drew~
W.A.S.A.K Outdoors

`Drew~ said...

Greetings Sir/Ma'am

Pa update naman po ng mga contact persons regarding on the permit (kung kailangan) inquiry in ever na pwedeng akyatin ang Natib, Transpo Contacts and best Guide also (if needed)

maraming salamat mga sir and mam!

JAH BLESS!

W.A.S.A.K Outdoors

`Drew~ said...

Greetings Ma'am / Sir,

Aakyatin po namin ang Natib this comming August 27 (Saturday) or August 28 (Sunday)

ask ko lng po kung kailangan ba ng PERMIT pra mka akyat dito sa Natib or Good to go na ang lahat?

ask ko rin if need ng Guide? or yaka naman ung trail?

Marami pong salamat!!!

`Drew~

W.A.S.A.K Outdoors

Anonymous said...

this saturday aakyatin namin ang mt natib sana wag maulan ,,,,cant wait to go there..

drox said...

sino climb my sched ng climb dito, pwede pasabay po. im from manila.

Anonymous said...

see you tonight MT.Natib sana meron safe parking 2 VAN kami... overnight sunday morning baba namin!

thrina said...

Sir / Maam:

For those planning to climb Mt. Natib i lost my poles last sunday october 16, 2011 at the area of camp 06 going to the campsite, there might be a chance for you to find my ALUMINUM POLES which has the color of orange and yellow it is placed in a brown pouch or nap sack. I will just give a reward to the one who will find my poles. Please contact me thru my mobile no. 09228671143 or my landline 6647766 -thrina

Thank you....

Anonymous said...

Thrina,

There is an upcoming climb of MMS to climb Mt. Natib this weekend, so better to contact those organizer for your possible pole retrieval.

Anonymous said...

@thrina dami nyo naman nawala mam, kami ung nakita nyo at nakasabay ng natib climb last weekend... mababalik un kpag mountaineer tlga nakakuha.

nakuha nyo ba ung bonnet na rasta nyo iniwan namin sa tindahan sa my bilyaran hnd na namin kc kau inabot pagbaba..

thrina said...

sir/mam

i posted few days ago about the poles i lost at mt.natib, thank for those who replied,,,is there anyone who knows where i can contact the MMS climb organizer to Mt. Natib this weekend. thank you in advance

thrina

Anonymous said...

check there website...

Anonymous said...

planning on nov 6-7 for a climb here. hoping for a good weather on that day.

shoes said...

thnx GOD..kakababa lang namin..napakagandang Mt.Natib Exploration via Pasukulan Falls...We did Mt. Natib BRGY.Abucay-Brgy.Tala Traverse via Pasukulan Falls (OCT.24-25 2011)..yung ibang part ng trail lalo na after Pasukulan Falls galing Brgy.Abucay nasara na ng mga talahib tas may part pang may landslide...hindi mahirap ang water source sa Abucay Trail,make sure lang na mag load ng tubig before leaving Pasukulan Falls yun na yung last water source.tsaka most important na kung mag Abucay Trail make sure yung guide is kabisado talaga yung trail..madaming ligaw na trail tsaka yung iba nga nasarhan na ng talahib at mga tumbang kahoy...

CARB:
RJECK
GEORGE
KRIS
MARK
JUDE
IAN
GUIDES:
SONNY and a fren

shoes said...

Reverse Traverse via Pasukulan Falls
Jump off: Hacienda Abucay Bataan
Exit Point: Brgy,Tala Orani Bataan
October 24-25,2011

yan po yung route namin via Pasukulan Falls.......

thnx to my brothers CARB mountaineers,thnx din sa Family ni Bro.Randell Malixi lalo na kay lola ANA ..at sa magigiting naming guides ...Kuya JOJO at kay Honrev....

Anonymous said...

Good day. Alam ninyo paano makapunta roon sa hot springs?

Shinchan said...

on summit by 17....

Drew said...

sino aakyat ng natib?

aakyat kme 17-18, 4:30am alis namin sa cubao, sana lng wag tayong ulanin pra mka akyat tayo sa natib.

call us, 09178899840

`Drew~

junross said...

ANNOUNCEMENT! Sa mga nakakakilala kay GREGORIO GADIL o mas kilala sa pangalang mang "GORIO" sya po ay sumakabilang buhay na dahil sa liver failure. sa lahat ng nakaakyat na sa mt natib sya po ang may ari ng kubo na ating pinag papahingahan, kinakainan at dun din ang huling source ng tubig bago tyo umakyat ng summit. ang kanya pong labi ay sa kanilang bahay sa brgy tala Orani Bataan. Salamat mang Gorio sa mga tulong na naibigay mo sa mga mountaineers na katulad namin... REST IN PEACE

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