PinoyMountaineer.com periodically issues “Hiking advisories” as a form of warning to fellow climbers as regards conditions in various mountains. However, they are a matter of personal opinion and must be read in that light.
We are issuing a Hiking Advisory on the Kapatagan Trail of Mt. Apo after receiving from credible sources that local officials have decided to order a closure of the trail, citing “security issues”. This hiking advisory is issued today, November 16, 2011, and remains up until further notice.
Meanwhile, all other trails of Mt. Apo remain open although the Sibulan Trail might also be affected. We are recommending that climbers take the Kidapawan trail
as the most accessible option for hiking the mountain at the moment. We are still regarding Mt. Apo as a whole as safe, and this advisory should not be an impediment to climbing the country’s highest mountain at the moment.
To update our information regarding security and safety concerns in the mountains, a Hiking Incident Report Form
has been posted in PinoyMountaineer. Any updates or news regarding the status of Apo would be greatly appreciated. Clarificatory comments from LGUs and parties involved are most welcome. You can also contact the blogger directly at firstname.lastname@example.org