Mount Halcon

Elevation (feet): 8,484
Elevation (meters): 2,586
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Range/Region: Visayas
Latitude: 13.2625
Longitude: 120.995
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: November 22, 1906
First successful climber(s): Elmer Drew Merill , forestry and military officials on botanical expediton
Nearest major airport: NAIA Int'l Airport
Convenient Center: lantuyan, baco, mindoro oriental

Thanks to Sheryl for adding this peak.

Most difficult to climb in the Philippines.

Knife edge ridges, scenic view of Mindoro Island.

Currently HALCON is CLOSED for all types of exploration for 5 yrs starting 2006. The reason is to let the flora recover from recent fires and irresponsible campers.

Thanks to Sheryl for this description.