Hiking Advisory (08/07/12): List of mountains affected by ongoing floods, rains

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.

General Hiking Advisory (08/07/2012): Considering the reports and threats of landslides and hazardous river crossings in multiple mountains, we advise hikers to postpone any hiking activity within the areas of Luzon affected by the ongoing weather disturbance until the conditions have improved.
Here are some updates and reports from specific mountains:

Nagsasa Cove, Cinco Picos, Pundaquit-Anawangin in San Antonio, Zambales: Swollen rivers; very hazardous trek at the moment. A friend of mine got stranded for three days in a trek the other week.
Pico de Loro in Maragondon, Cavite – Lots of fallen trees and branches last weekend. Groups were not able to summit.
Mt. Makiling in Los Banos, Laguna and Sto. Tomas, Batangas – From Sir Robby of Mt. Makiling: “Non stop raining, mataas ang water level…it’s not advisable to trek [at the moment].”
Mt. Tapulao in Palauig, Zambales – From Rein Sambilay: “Climbed Mt. Tapulao yesterday. A landslide in between km 12 to 13 caused the trail to be partially blocked by boulders almost the size of cars.”
Mt. Romelo in Siniloan, Laguna: From Van Evangelista: “Very strong rains last wekend, not advisable to climb at the moment.”
There were some mountains that did not seem to be that affected, and some hikers reported better weather last weekend, but at the moment, it is best to defer hiking plans. Please help PinoyMountaineer.com update the information in this article by commenting, or by contacting us at info@pinoymountaineer.com

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7 Comments on "Hiking Advisory (08/07/12): List of mountains affected by ongoing floods, rains"


Guest
5 years 10 months ago

Sir Gidz,

I believe that it would be better if those club who offer bmc and for all mountaineering groups to trained all their members about rescue in times of flood. The authorities have their man experience fatigue,tiredness,lack of sleep and hunger, If Most of the abled bodies of the so called mountaineers are trained to operate the rubber boat or trained to help out in flooded areas we can rescue more at a given time. Hindi kaya ng mmda,lgu redcross lahat . We are all in these together. Lets help out one another. Puede din tayo mag volunteer taga repacked,taga bitbit or kung ano mang matutulong natin. Hindi lang dapat pag akyat ang ini intindi natin…

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Anonymous
5 years 10 months ago

last aug.4/5 nasa pico kami di kami nakapag summit pag dating kc sa kawayan wala na kaming makitang trail dahil bagsaak na yong mga kawayan…kaya bumalik kami at sa alibangbang park kami nag camp…

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Anonymous
5 years 10 months ago

we climbed mt.maculot last weekend (Aug.4-5). We were surprised na hindi lang kami ang umakyat (medyo sira ulo din? hehehehe) dahil sa sobrang lakas ng ulan at hangin. Sabi nung ilang locals, baka hindi daw mag paakyat yung bantay sa barangay hall pero nagpaakyat naman. Ang daming nagdayhike nung Aug. 4 at ganun din nung Aug.5. Marami rin ang nag overnight. Although inulan kami, masaya naman..:).. At nagkaroon ng panandilaang clearing nung Aug.5 ng umaga..:).. Initial plan was Pico de Loro pero buti nag Mt. Maculot kami dahil umurong sa Pico climb yung ibang kasama namin dahil sa masamang panahon..Blessing in disguise na rin..:)..

-Cory

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Anonymous
5 years 10 months ago

Mga sir ask lng po kng ok kya umakyat ng maculot bukas aug 20?thanks po

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Anonymous
5 years 10 months ago

andaming kalat sa campsite sa Pico de Loro left from July 28-29 siguro un. Tapos andaming pinutol na kawayan, may nag-gawa pa nung table na kawayan, nakakainis, gusto yatang kalbuhin ung campsite.

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jing
5 years 10 months ago

hope situation improves soon. I want to climb at least once during my stay in luzon next next week.