Friday, January 10, 2014

Climb: Mt. Gulugud-Baboy

Our business in Gulugod Baboy was not only for mountaineering but for a pre-nuptial photoshoot of our 2 mountaineering friends who got married the following year.

Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
Jump-off point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini
LLA: 13°42'55"N; 120°53'43"E; 525 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: Half-day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2
Features: Scenic views of Batangas Bay and Balayan Bay


Gulugod-Baboy is the general term that describes the hills that traverse Calumpan Peninsula in Mabini, Batangas. Located in Southern Batangas, the peninsula is more known for the diving resorts of Anilao – the birthplace of Philippine scuba diving. Since dive enthusiasts are also enthusiasts for anything ‘outdoor’, they began exploring the hills, and soon, Gulugod Baboy became a hiking destination on its right, although today it remains a popular sidetrip to a diving escapade to Anilao, or to the nearby Sombrero or Maricaban islands. (read more at

The Trail is very easy. This is comparabale to Mt. Balagbag but with narrow trail. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed shooting them.

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