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Batangas - Mt. Batulao Climb - May 29-30, 2010




This is my 6th climb to date. Mt. Batulao is located in Nasugbu Batangas, from Manila, it will take you about 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the town of Nasugbu via Aguinaldo Hi-way and Tagaytay. With me are my Sosyal Klaymer friends - Ayie, Ed and Ricky, As well as the Bomba Boys - Harold, Lucky, RV, Bal, Jinnor, Nap, Dimz, Jaoei (GF of Dimz) and Sheng (wife of RV).



From Evercrest Golf Club Resorts, take a tricycle to bring you to a point where all you can do is walk. At least may tricycle, medyo mahaba-haba din ito eh. Hehehe! So, we officially started our climb at around 10:30 AM.






The original plan is to take the new trail going to the summit, but we decided to take the old trail instead.



This is the climb na may pinakamaraming lugar para magpahinga. Almost every 20 minutes eh may place na pwede kang sumilong para maupo at magpahinga.




Kung ang Mt. Manabu ay may mga stations, dito ay may camps, from 1 to 10. So, after about 1 hour or so, we reached camp 1, the most beautiful camp of all the camps. May toilet dito at souvenir shop, at syempre may tindahan din.



Syempre, while we do our trekking, hindi mawawala ang picture-taking. Ang daming mga nice view of the mountain's peak na picture perfect talaga. Mapapalampas ba namin yun? Hehehe!




We have decided to set up our tents at Camp 7. But you have to pass thru the part where there is a very steep slope with unstable rocks before reaching it.



At exactly 1:00 PM, we reached Camp 7. We unpacked our things and set up our tents. Ayie prepared our lunch/dinner - Chicken Pork Adobo ala Batulao with the sticky rice... Hehehe!!! Ang sarap in fairness...


After the lunch slash dinner, Ayie, Ed, Ricky and I decided to climb the summit located at Camp 10, in time for the sunset. Akala ko, yung pag-akyat sa camp 7 na yung pinakamahirap, but wait there's more... Mas mahirap ang pag-akyat sa camp 8, puro alikabok, malalambot na lupa, mga unstable na mga bato at matarik na trail, isama mo pa na wala kang mahawakan habang umaakyat. Nauna sina Ed at Ayie na makarating sa Camp 8, kasabay ko si Ricky umakyat, ngunit sa kalagitnaan ay sumuko na si Ricky at nagdesisyon na bumalik na lang sa Camp 7. I met up with Ayie and Ed sa Camp 8, di ako nagkamali na umakyat... a very spectacular view await us. Ang ganda, grabe!!!



Dahil hindi ko nasuot ang aking trekking sandals at tanging "Habananas" lamang ang aking suot, hindi na ako naglakas loob na akyatin ang "buwis buhay" na Camp 9 at 10. Sina Ed at Ayie na lang ang umakyat at naghintay ako sa kanila sa Camp 8.




Pagbalik nila, sabay-sabay na kami bumaba sa Camp 7, we clean up ourselves and had some crab soup prepared by Nap. Thanks Nap! At usual, we had the drinking sessions and the bonding moments at night.



I slept at around 12 midnight, kahit hindi ako uminom, at dahil siguro sa pagod ay nakatulog naman ako kaagad. At around 6:00 AM ay gumising kami, at salamat kay Nap na naghanda ng hotdogs at noodles for breakfast. Matapos ang agahan ay nag decide na ang mga Bomba Boys na umakyat ng Camp 8. Matapos nun ay nag break camp na kami para umpisahan ang aming pagbaba.



It took us around 2 hours or less for our descent. Ligo, linis, konting kain sa mga tindahan sa tapat ng Everecrest before we decided to go to Tagaytay and have a taste of their famous bulalo for lunch.


Another mountain conquered. More to go!


MT. BATULAO
Nasugbu, Batangas
Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3 with 60-70 degrees assault
*http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/



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10 comments :

Em said...

the view in the picture with this caption Ayie, Ed and Me... is really beautiful :D


I hope one day I can also this :D climb.

NoBenta said...

ganda ng lugar! gusto ko dating makasali sa ust mountaineering club pero medyo mahal ang mga gamit kaya hindi natuloy. pero gusto ko ring umaakyat ng bundok!

pusang kalye said...

Mervin---talaga? cge. next time na lalabas kami sama ka namin....add kita sa facebook...or say, you can add me if you want---antonio carranza jr


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kelan to. ito yung sa nasugbo no? just near Caleruega?

master said...

mahirap lang talaga sa campsite dahil mainit pag may araw. pero hindi ko malilimutan ang akyat sa maculot may halo-halo sa camp site. the bessst!

for weekend climb i recommend Mt. Natib in Orani, Bataan. Dalawa lang kami umakayat noon. Matinik ang trail at may limatik. gapang ang ginawa namin dalawa. pero very rewarding ang view sa peak. overlooking ang manila bay.

pusang kalye said...

Mervin--cge. salamat. you might as well add me in FB para mabilis ang contact---I have a FB badge in my blog. thanks

Mervin said...

@Em - Thanks po... Try it... It's very fulfilling...

@noBenta- Thanks! Di naman masyado, as long as you join with a group, kasi share naman kayo sa mga equipments...

@Pusang kalye - thanks po... just keep me updated...
Yup, this is neae Caleruega in Nasugbu... I saw your pix in Caleruega, at twice ka pumunta ah...

@master - yeah, sa Batulao wala masyado puno, ang init... sabi nga nila may "mini stop" sa campsite ng Maculot, pero nung pumunta kame dun, wala eh, sarado.. hehehe!!!

macz said...

waaaaahhhhh!!!! kakainggit..dati ko pa gustong umakyat ng mga bundok,,hilig ko din kase yun, pero nagtyatyaga na lang kami sa lugar namin sa calatagan, batangas pag umuuwi kami dun tuwing april..bundok din naman kase dun, pero iba pa din yung experience kapag camping tsaka mountain climbing talaga.. :) kainggit.. :c

Anonymous said...

sir pwede ba mag set ng tent sa summit? thanks

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

@Anonymous - sa camp 7 kami nag-set ng tent... camp 10 yung summit, sabi ng mga friends ko na naka-akyat sa summit may mga nag-camp daw dun...so i assume pwede... Happy Climbing!!!

Anonymous said...

wow ganda naman ng view

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