Seven challenges for Phillipine mountaineers

Adventurers love to overcome set challenges in their field, hence the allure of the ‘Seven Summits’. In the Philippines, here are some quests, arranged in increasing difficulty. So far, I have only completed the first three.

1. To scale the three major peaks of the Banahaw complex – the Banahaw Trilogy of Banahaw, Banahaw de Lucban, and Cristobal.

2. To climb the northernmost and southernmost mountains in the Philippines: Mt. Iraya in Batanes and Mt. Bongao in Tawi-Tawi.

3. To conquer the five highest mountains in the Philippines: Apo, Dulang-Dulang, Pulag, Kitanglad, Tabayoc.

4. To complete the five grand Cordillera traverses: Mt. Amuyao from Barlig to Batad; Mt. Napulauan from Hungduan to Hapao; Mt. Ugo from Kayapa to Itogon; and two Mt. Pulag climbs: a North-South Traverse, Tawangan-Ambangeg; and a West-East Traverse, Akiki-Ambaguio.

5. To conquer the four great Mindanao climbs: Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan); Mt. Dulang-Dulang Traverse to Mt. Kitanglad; Mt. Kalatungan Traverse and White Peak (Mt. Pandadagsaan).

6. To reach the summits of the four “Knife Edge” mountains: Mantalingajan, Mayon, Halcon, and Guiting-Guiting.

7. To climb the “Seven Summits of the Philippines”: the highest peaks in seven major islands: Pulag (Luzon); Apo (Mindanao); Alto Peak (Samar-Leyte); Madjaas (Panay); Kanlaon (Negros), Mantalingajan (Palawan), and Halcon (Mindoro)

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15 Comments on "Seven challenges for Phillipine mountaineers"

9 years 8 months ago

sir gid dapat meron din LuzViMin Summit

MT. Pulag
MT. Kanlaon
Mt. Apo

12 years 8 months ago

nangtud ba ang highest in panay island? di ba madja-as? kasi sabi ni tatay dimas yung guide, madja-as daw ang pinakamataas sa panay island.

13 years 3 months ago

Mt. Sicapoo looks interesting. =)

13 years 11 months ago

mt.mayon stratovolcano e try nyo!

14 years 3 months ago

im a local mountaineer of north cotabato….
interested in mt.akir2?
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