Category: Mountains

Mt Apo Sandawa Climb Festival Opens in Kidapawan

Come, climb the Philippines’ highest peak! The City of Kidapawan intensified its campaign to boost the city’s tourism industry by promoting treks to Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak with an elevation of 2,954 meters above sea level, through the Mt Apo Sandawa Climb Festival, which opened April 9, 2014. Although there are trekkers that […]

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Lake Holon (Maughan) EcoTrek 2012

I PLANNED to spend the Holy Week at home. I had plenty of reasons for not wanting to go anywhere, but the night before the EcoTrek to Lake Holon in T’boli, South Cotabato, something pushed me to join my group, Team Bundol Mountaineers, in what was going to be one of my most unforgettable adventures. When I heard about Lake Holon, it […]

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Sanchez Peak, GenSan’s Highest

NOT VERY far from the urban center of General Santos City, one can experience adventure and fun with nature and enjoy a breathtaking sight of the cityscape from a lofty vantage point. I joined my mountaineering friends (Team Bundol Mountaineers, UGTAS, and Wasalak) in a trek to Sanchez Peak via Balakayo Trail and then traversed […]

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I Conquered Mt. Matutum (2,270m)

I LOVE the outdoors. Just this weekend that passed, I made a noteworthy expression of that love as I took the trail to the summit of Mt. Matutum. Together with Team Bundol, I braved the steep slopes of Mt. Matutum to reach its peak, 2,270 meters above sea level in an eight-hour climb through a […]

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Civet Coffee: More Than Just a Cup Coffee

KNOWN IN the world of coffee drinkers as Kopi Luwak, Kafe Balos, or Kape Alamid, civet coffee is probably the most expensive cup of coffee you can find in the menu of coffee shops in the world. In some coffee shops inGenSan, a cup could cost up to Php 300 (about $6). In the US, it could go as high $50 per cup. […]

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