Mt. Sicapoo is a very special mountain to me, and I am glad that there has been a lot of interest about this Difficulty 9/9 mountain lately. The increased interest, however, has caused the mountain to be fully booked! Our friend from One Degree Mountaineering Group, Aggie Pinzon, explains:
This is not really mountain “news” but to advise those planning on trekking up Mt. Sicapoo this coming long Holy Week break, we regret to inform you that we won’t be able to accommodate any more groups from now until April 13. People have been making arrangements since January and much as we are glad that there are so many interested in Mt. Sicapoo, we’re trying to uphold our suggested policy of having one climb party of 12 at a time. This is to insure the availability of guides and porters and to assure the safety and quality of your trek. Please understand that only very few locals can act as guides and porters at this point because Mt. Sicapoo is not a frequented peak and until only about two years ago was virtually “unknown” by even the LGU. Until we are able to organize, recruit and train more guides and porters in the local community would we be more comfortable and confident in having more groups climb this very challenging peak. Agyaman kami apo. Aggie for ODMG
PinoyMountaineer recognizes ODMG as the representative of the best interest of Mt. Sicapoo and the local community in Solsona, Ilocos Norte. They can be reached at email@example.com.