Rizal - Mt. Tagapo Climb in Talim Island, Laguna de Bay

Talim Island, Laguna de Bay
Major jump-off: Brgy. Janosa (Talim Island) Binangonan, Rizal
LLA 14.32° N 121.23° E, 438 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2


Day 1 – August 21, 2010 (Sabado)
0800 Assembly EDSA Crossing Terminal, take jeep to Binangonan (P50)
1000 ETA Binangonan Port , take passenger ferry to Brgy Janosa (P25)
1200 ETA Brgy. Janosa, registration -LUNCH(P20)
1300 Start Trek;
1500 ETA Campsite, set up camp
1800 Dinner
2000 Socials
2300 Lights Out

Day 2 – August 22, 2010 (Linggo)
0600 Wake up call
0630 Summit assault
1000 Break camp
1130 Back to jump off, lunch
1400 ETD for Binangonan
1600 ETA Binangonan
1900 ETA EDSA Crossing

Note: Possible side trip is Batlag Falls or Daranak Falls

This is the 1st Anniversary Climb of the Sosyal Klaymers. We chose an easy climb so that most of the klaymers will be able to join.

The adventure started with a breakfast at Jolibee in Crossing.

Then we took the jeepney bound to Binangonan Rizal, fare is 40 pesos. The terminal is in the Edsa Central Terminal.

Upon reaching the Binangonan Port, we went to the market to buy the things we need. Some of us also went to the church to take pictures.

Then we now ride the chartered banca that will bring us to Talim Island. The banca costs 1,500 pesos. We're about 17 climbers plus 8 from the other group, so the fare was only 60.00 pesos each. Thanks to our very accommodating guide Archie for arranging this for us.

After 1 hour ride, we reached Brgy. Janosa, went straight to the Brgy Hall, registered and eat our lunch. The people there are so good to us. Thanks po. Registration fee is 20 pesos each.

Then we started the climb. The very easy climb was not that easy for me. I'm having low visibility because of my sore eyes which started when we reached Binangonan. Pero kaya ko ito!!! Akyat lang and enjoy.

After 2 hours, we finally reached the camp site. Yahoo!!! makakapag-pahinga na ako!!!

For dinner, we had spaghetti with meat balls, lumpiang shanghai and fried chicken wings. Ang sarap!!!

I didn't join them too long for the socials as I am not feeling well. Namamaga na ang mata ko. Nagpahinga na ako after ng dinner.

The group decided to climb the summit the following day. As my eyes are swelling already, I opted to stay in the camp site.

Some more photo opportunities with the group at the camp site before we started our descent.

Another two hours trek and we reached again the jump-off site. A very kind resident allowed us to bathe at their house. We asked kung magkano... Bahala na daw kami. We gave them 150 pesos. Thanks a lot po. We had lunch and waited for the banca.

Another ride of the motorized banca bound to Binangonan Port. Then jeepney ride back to crossing.

It was hard kasi inabutan ako ng sakit. Pero it was still so much fun dahil Sosyal Klaymer Ako!!!


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Marco said...

This looks fun. Cheap thrills!

pusang kalye said...

ayun oh---tanaw ko yan araw arwa mula dito samin but never had the courage to climb it. me narealize ako bigla. di ko ata kaya na umakyat sa bundok tapos maabutan ng ulan sa taas. hehehe

Mervin said...

@Marco - it's really fun fun fun!!!

@Pusang Kalye - ganyan din sinasabi ko nung una, pero nung na try ko na, masarap pala... try mo kasi, dati pa kita ini-invite eh... baka pag na try mo, ma-addict ka rin tulad namin... hehehe!!!

I am Xprosaic said...

Nice nice! I would have climbed too somewhere malapit sa location ko kaso di pwede dahil sa work at kakaleave ko lang a week prior to that... pero ayos lang din... marami pa naman opportunities... hehehehehehehe...

Kelly Laverty said...

Pinoy Adventurista, can you help me find a climbing club? Thanks...

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