Mt. Mantalingajan, June 2012

Hello mountaineers who happen to stray into my blog. I’ll be in Palawan on June 6-13, 2012 and I’m planning to climb Mt. Mantalingajan. I can hear gasps of disbelief and questions on my sanity.

Yes, I’m aware it is rated 9/9 on the difficulty scale and it normally takes five days to climb. Believe me, I have been in a perpetual state of terror over this in the past two months. I know it sounds like another suicide mission, much like what I did with D2K, but I promise you I am taking this very seriously. My running shoes haven’t seen this much action since, well, ever and I’ve gone haywire throwing myself at every training climb there is.

If you want to join me on this craziness challenge, leave a comment below or send an email to nagbabasangpinoy[at]gmail.com. I’ll send you details of the itinerary and expenses. The goal is to just have a small group of 4-5 people for the climb. Indigenous groups live in the area and it would be too invasive to the local community to have a large party swarming their home. So far, one has confirmed and another has signified interest in joining. Please let me know asap if you’re interested. Thanks!

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16 thoughts on “Mt. Mantalingajan, June 2012

      1. Naldy

        I quote “we just went through what may very well be the most difficult climb in the last few years — so difficult that kuya mar was prompted to say that i had restored AMCI its hardcore status — and yet resting was farthest from anyone’s mind.” =D

        Anyway, I suggest you keep your group minimal, 7 max. Not just the campsites are very small, but so that it will be easier to manage.

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        1. nagbabasang pinoy Post author

          Yep, that’s the plan. Just a small group. I couldn’t imagine trying to manage a busload of people on such a difficult and physically taxing climb. They practically doubled the already high risks just by the sheer number of climbers. Whew.

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  1. Eyom

    Hi! Im climbing up Mantaling’s peak this week. Was browsing for some clear topo maps available on the net, and i came across this post. Sayang, had you scheduled it a week earlier, i would have signed up. Will be doing a traverse of the Mantalingajan range from my hometown, Bataraza. Would be glad to share how my climb turns out to be (only if you’ll be interested). It’s been raining here in southern palawan since yesterday so im praying really hard that we be blessed with good weather during the trek to the summit as well as on our descent. Good luck to us! Cheers. =)

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    1. nagbabasang pinoy Post author

      Wow, best of luck on your climb, Sir! Sayang nga, di sumakto sched natin. Yes, I’m very much interested in how your climb turns out. And I’d appreciate whatever tips and advice you can share. 🙂 We’ll just do the back trail route though. Kayanin ko muna ‘to, saka na lang ang traverse.

      Thanks so much for dropping by. I’ll join you in your prayers for good weather for both of our climb schedules. Good luck to us indeed! 😀

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  2. Lisa

    Hi,

    I’ve just stumbled across this post. I was also planning to climb this mountain on those same dates. Just been trying to find out more information.

    Are you still going? How many in the group so far? What preparation are you doing/what are you taking with you??

    Thanks

    Lisa

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