Mount Apo

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Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines at around 3148 meters above sea level.

Declared a National Park as of May 9. 1936 by president Manuel L. Quezon it boast a 72,796 hectares of mossy tropical forest, waterfalls,lakes, plants and animals, sulfur vents. And it is one of the last places in the Philippines which is home to the endangered Philippine eagle.

Elevation (feet): 10,331
Elevation (meters): 3,148
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Range/Region: Minidnao
Latitude: 7.00833
Longitude: 125.276
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr
Volcanic status: Dormant
Year first climbed: October 10, 1880
First successful climber(s): Don Joaquin Rajal and party
Nearest major airport: Davao Int'l Airport
Convenient Center: Davao City

Thanks to Cameron Mercado for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Apo.

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  • Log #16350 - by rodan d. asuncion on July 12, 20043 Stars
    we successfully summited again this year. we took the kapatagan trail and hoping that we will pass through the boulders in climbing the peak but ended up at lake venado. we actually took the long...
  • Log #16353 - by dominick f. lacson on Nov 13, 20024 Stars
    Correction Mt. Apo is 10,311 feet.A plaque is located at the top. The highest in the Philippines.
  • Log #16354 - by André Vallée on Aug 17, 20023 Stars
    I know Reynaldo Sorongon and Edmundo Viacrucis who were my students and who also climbed Mount Apo. Edmundo has a photo album of my excursion. Fr Bulold, Carbonneau, Loiselle were members of our team.