Events for August-September: Maculot clean-up, Bulusan volcano and Tacadang open climbs, Pinatubo trek, and Cebu coastal adventure

Please take note of the following upcoming events for August and September. Even though it’s not climbing season, our mountaineering clubs are very active nowadays!

1. Mt. Maculot Cleanup and Tree Planting 2 (August 15-16, 2009)
Organizer: Philippine National Mountaineering Society (PNMS)
Details: PNMS, the same group which coordinated the Freedom Climb, is organizing a climb to Mt. Maculot to perfrom a cleanup and tree planting activity. I think there will also be a dialogue with the local officials.
Registration fee: 300/person inclusive of shirt, ID
Contact: Nino Mansaneros (09165185885;

2. Mt. Bulusan Regional Eco-Trek (August 21-23, 2009)
Organizer: Federation of Bicol Mountaineers, Inc. (FBMI)
Details: (From the organizer) Mt. Bulusan Conservationist and Mountaineering Club Inc. (Mt. BCMC) and Federation of Bicol Mountaineers Inc. (FBMI) in cooperation with Man and Nature Mountaineers & Tribu Bulusanon-BUKLOD Inc. will be organizing an event entitled “Saragka Sa Bukid Bulusan”, Mt. Bulusan Regional Eco-Trek Part IV on August 21-23, 2009, trek from San Jose Upper Trail to Lake Agingay and summit of Mt. Bulusan. It doesn’t matter which group you belong; during this time, what matters most is we climb as one. In this regard, we invite you and your group to participate in this much awaited event. Your presence will surely be a great help in making this event a memorable one.
Registration fee: 300/person inclusive of shirt, ID
Contact: Dan Arispe (09276480676;

3. Mt. Tacadang, Benguet Open Climb (August 21-23, 2009)
Organizer: Tropeak
Details: The Tacadang highlands in Kibungan, Benguet are known for its bucolic scenes and rice terraces. Pre-Climb Meeting on August 14, 2009 7pm @ Tropeak Outdoor Shop 2nd Flr. Victory Mall, LRT Monumento Station
Contact: Paeng Limarag (09053134906)

4. Mt. Pinatubo Midyear Trek (September 5, 2009)
Details: Once again we’re organizing a trek to the famous crater of Mt. Pinatubo with its milky green waters. Bring your swimming gear because swimming is now allowed in the crater lake with its mildly sulfuric waters.
Registration fee: P1,900/person inclusive of transportation to and from Manila, coordinator, guides, roundtrip 4×4 ride, entrance fees, use of SKYWAY trail whenever available
Contact: Gideon Lasco (09223487619,

5. Cebu Coastal Adventure Challenge (September 19, 2009)
Organizer: Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation Inc., (CCEF)
Details: The 60-kilometer race will take racers around Mactan, Cebu, Cordova and Lapu-lapu, Cebu Philippines. Along the way, teams will be faced with a series of mystery tests supported by clues. You’ll definitely need some strategy and teamwork to get yourself ahead of everyone else. Finish time could range anywhere between 6 to 8 hours, depending on the pace of the team and route selection.
Registration fee: P1500 for the whole team
Contact: Gina Castro (0920-4627890;

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4 Comments on "Events for August-September: Maculot clean-up, Bulusan volcano and Tacadang open climbs, Pinatubo trek, and Cebu coastal adventure"

14 years 3 months ago

uyyyyyy! tabi si EDGE and BPS…bati na sila. wahihi.

14 years 3 months ago

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to join the Mt. Bulusan ecotrek. Sadly, naharang kami sa Upper San Jose Brgy Hall. May nagpaputok daw sa taas, and tumakbo na leadpack pababa together with some locals in the jungle line. Sayang just an hour and a half trek pa lang yung naakyat namin, and lahat kami ay very eager to go. Me clearance yung climb itself. From our personal opinion, we are victims of politics. Me alitan daw yung mayor and yung vice mayor(yung nagbigay ng permit) so ang tendency is to sabotage the climb, dinamay pa kami. We were so frustrated so we opted to scale Mt. Pulog in Bacon, Sorsogon. It is a very prominent mountain range worth notice. Malas ulit kasi nagkakahanapan ng guide, and hindi makadaan yung van sa wooden bridge.

One note lang, I don't think mga NPA insurgents yung mga me kasalanan, and feeling ko magkakapress release against them yung office of the mayor. Yun lang.

Thanks pla sa climb organizers who inspite na hindi kami natuloy ay abot abot ang pagme-make amends sa nangyari. They are the ones who arranged our supposed Mt. Pulog ascend. Only one climber in our team is that persistent to go. We hope to hear from him about Mt. Pulog.


14 years 4 months ago

Hi All,

Most of the promoted open-climbs and or invitational climbs/events here in PinoyM had emailed or published by their organisers.
The author of this site had welcome all of this post by emailing him on a given address (
Just for our information questions or verifications MUST be answered by the proper authority itself (the organizer itself).
Contacts for inquiry are posted in every events we choose of…

We also thank the author for his kindness for letting us the opportunity to post our climbs/events.It is very much updated and informative everyday/hour/minute…

More Power to this site.Hapi climb to All!

14 years 4 months ago


can non-cebu citizens join the challenge?
how many may tem members do you allow to join per team?
and registration is 1500 for the whole, right? what are this inclusive of?

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