Friday, October 22, 2010

Pico De Loro Climb #3

Ternate, Cavite
Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 4-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Centuries ago, the Spaniards aboard their galleons to Manila Bay noticed the form of a giant parrot, perched in the forested mountains in Cavite. They named it "Pico de Loro" - "Parrot's Peak" Today, mountaineers who visit Pico de Loro discover that it is as enchanting as its name. High on Cavite's highest point, they could behold the rocky tower that the Spanish sailors once saw as the parrot's beak, and they could gaze towards South China Sea where the galleons once sailed, all the way to the historic island fort of Corregidor. Gusts of sea breeze reach the peak, refreshing hikers after a four-hour climb. The peak's rocky outcropping is dramatic, and sharply contrasts with the plains of Cavite and the waters of South China Sea.

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This is so far the best climb I've ever had...

My new tent assembled for the first time

The Birthday boy, Charlie...

Night Shot of the Summit

Night shot: view from the campsite.

Campsite 1

Campsite 2

Butane stove.




Summit @ night

Picture taken after I've dropped my Camera

Water or Vodka???


My Vantage point from the summit. In front of me is the Monolith. You can climb up to the monolith's top if you have enough upper body strength to pull yourself up the wall using a rope...

Daybreak on top of the summit

Friends who dared to climb the Monolith

Team Pico De Loro: Take 20

Water Falls...

Panorama shots