Sunday, February 08, 2009

Mt. Apo Climb reset to October 2009

The Summit of Mt. Apo

The Possible Route to MT. APO, including the estimate Distance and Travel Time including the Means of Transpo/Fare

February 2009

Dear fellow outdoorsmen,

The Centro Outdoor Sports Unlimited, based in Catbalogan City, in coordination with local adventurer in Samar Island invites all mountain trekkers and enthusiasts to this year’s biggest and ambitious climb to conquer the Philippines’ highest peak - The Mount Apo (10, 311 feet above sea level), this coming October, 2009.

Come and join this adventure of a lifetime and enjoy new and captivating ranges of Blue Lake Agko, Boiling Water & Muds, swift-flowing Marbel River, Waterfalls & Hot spring, Holding Camps, Cultural Communities, Lake Venado, Mount Apo Boulders & Crater and the sky-high summit heavens.

Our registration fee is varied from where the participant will come from. Just contact the organizers. IT includes the following:

1. Transportation from:
Davao City – Kidapawan City (Bus) and within the city tour;
Kidapawan Tourism Office to Jump Off-Point (Brgy. Ilomavis);
and from Exit Point to Davao City
2. Climbing Permit
3. Exit Fee
4. Guide Fee
5. Certificate of Successful Climb
6. Activity I.D.
7. Group Streamer
8. Mt. Apo Climbing Guide
9. Detailed Itinerary
10. Checklist of Suggested First Aid Kit
11. Actual Mt. Apo Route Map

NOTE: Maximum of 20 slots will be accommodated on a First-Come-First-Serve basis.

If the adventurer in you feels like joining, get in touch with us or other joining participants for your inquiries, registration forms and or reservation:

For the love of outdoors,

Centro Outdoor Sports Unlimited
Catbalogan City

Suggested Trek Schedule

1000 Registration & Briefing - Kidapawan Tourism Council Office.
1100 Free Time (Climbers may buy additional provisions for the trek).
1200 Lunch.
1300 Take jeepney to Ilomavis and Lake Agko. Arrange for porters. Camp overnight.

0600 Breakfast.
0700 Start hike up the Marbel River.
1000 Arrive at Mainit Hot Springs. Take side trip to view waterfall.
Take early lunch and fill water bottles.
1100 Start climb towards Lake Venado. Watch for wild monkeys high in the trees.
1500 Arrive at Lake Venado. Setup camp along shore.

DAY 3-4
0500 Early breakfast.
0600 Trek to the summit taking only water and snacks. Earlier "flashlight" climbs can be attempted.
0830 Arrive at summit. Explore the summit crater.
0930 Start back for Lake Venado.
1130 Arrive at Lake Venado. Lunch. Break camp.
1200 Start descent.
1530 Retrace steps down the Marbel River.
1700 Reach Lake Agko Campsite. Take jeepney back to Kidapawan or camp overnight at Lake Agko after soaking tired muscles in the hot pool.

Special Considerations (This is if you wanna go on your own trip)

· Recommended Time of Year for Trek
The climb may be undertaken any time of the year since the area is not within the typhoon belt but preferably during the months of October, November, December, March and April. The Philippine Tourism Authority organizes an annual climb during Holy Week, which attracts many climbers.
· General Weather Conditions
Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. In other words, expect rain and prepare accordingly. Even when not raining the ever-present cloud cover makes for damp conditions. Once wet, drying clothes is difficult so bring enough for a daily change. Keep spare clothing in waterproof bags. Bring wool hat and gloves especially if camping at the summit. A freestanding tent and gas stove are necessities. Finding dry wood for a campfire can be difficult

1 comment:

Aaron James D. Aragon said...

where can we register for the upcoming 2010 mount apo trekking?