Climbing Mt. Dagulgol


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April 24th 2004
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Just about to conquer Mt. DaguldolJust about to conquer Mt. DaguldolJust about to conquer Mt. Daguldol

We entered thru its side, which is by the beach.
Climbing Mt. Daguldol was quite tough for me. It was hot (gadd it was April), humid, and it was my first real climb. (I have only been climbing walls at PowerUp.) Our trail head described it as MEDIUM in difficulty (or so it says in our IT); uhoh....

We took the bus from Buendia to Lipa, Batangas. It took just 2 or 3 hours. From Lipa, we had breakfast at fastfood and ordered some more for lunch, take out. We hired a jeepney to take us to San Juan and from there, walked through the white sand beach. I was happy. Walking further, sandy beach turned rocky. Still, I was happy. Walked some more and we were far from the beach. Not very happy. We were all hungry so we had lunch at a shady place. We started trekking and the trail was starting to get tough. I missed the beach. The climb has started. I was thrilled, but not as happy.

After five grueling hours of trekking, we pitched our tents at the peak. I have learned to appreciate our time-conscious trail head. Had he been lax with us, it could have taken us one or two hours more to get to the peak. It could have been funny how often we whined about this adventure we decided to take. It was fun enduring the climb and laughing at ourselves for doing this. It was relaxing to watch the sun set from the peak. The trek was well worth it.

Early the next day, we had breakfast (fried eggs, corned beef, steamed rice, and coffee). Thanks to our portable stoves and pans. We got back to the beach in time for lunch. My favorite part was swimming at the beach! Now this is my kind of fun... yihaaaa!



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9th December 2005

me too!!!
9th December 2005

May I see?
I saw your pix it was good! actually my group planed to climb dagudol but unfotunately the locals and the army haulted us because of military air-strike. but the beach alres me so maybe w/in the 1st quarter of this year we will try our luck
24th January 2006

Kailan Kau balik sa Mt.Daguldol?my team were planning to climb daguldol......la kaming ka tropa dun.
27th March 2006

Great Blog!
Hi! Your blog is nice. I was just invited by old friends to climb Mt. Daguldol and I ran a search through Google coz I have no idea where it is and I stumbled across your blog. It's very informative and the pictures are amazing! I'm adding the link to your blog in my list of Faves..=)
7th April 2006

kahit na !!!!
kami rin ng grupo (Halimaw Trekkers) balak naming akyatin yan noh!!!!
16th May 2006

may20-21, 2006
Yan ang date ng pag-ahon namin sa daguldol.
22nd May 2006

Hah!!!
Isa lang ang importante: KUMPLETONG IMPORMASYON!!! hindi ako nagrereklamo sa layo ng biyahe bago marating ang Bo. Hugom. Ang reklamo ko ay kung bakit hindi naipapaalam sa mga forum na ganito na para mga taong walang sasakyan ay gagastos sila ng pagkalaki-laki para lng makalabas ng barrio (Php 700 to San Juan at Php 1,300 to Lipa).Sa mga nagbabalak umakyat sa Daguldol, siguraduhin niyong kaya n'yong bayaran yung mga buwayang nag-aalok ng masasakyan. Kung hindi kakayanin ang ganitong presyo,ang alternatibo ay maglakad ng mahigit 20 km para makarating sa San Juan. Hindi ko sinisiraan ang bundok.Ang sinisiraan ko ay ang mga taga-roon na umaabuso sa pagkakataon,kesyo "pagkataas-taas na ng presyo ng krudo ey!ala na kayong ibang masasakyan kundi are!"
9th June 2006

Thanks All!
Thanks for the compliments. About renting the jeepneys to San Juan, well we did not have that much of a problem because our trail head did all the logistics for us. It was a breeze. We concentrated on the trekking (which was quite a challenge to a beach-lover like me).
5th September 2006

i came, i saw and i conquered....now, hand me that bengay 'cause i can't feel my legs anymore
i just got back from my first climb (daguldol). paakyat siya na tuloy-tuloy. as in assault kung assault sabi nga ng mga kasama ko. hindi kami tinaga sa presyo kasi hindi kami nag-arkila ng jeep.Sa palengke ng San Juan kami sumakay tapos tig-30pesos lang kami hanggang dun na mismo sa headquarters ng mga sherpa. P350 yung bayad sa sherpa plus P30 na registration fee (per head), dun lang kami medyo namahalan kasi 4 lang kami. Mainit nga siya pero ok pa ko dun eh, ang ano lang walang hangin. The first 30 minutes sa trek, parang after every 2 minutes nagpapahinga ata ako. Ok naman siya kasi may tubig sa camp site, tapos marami-rami pang madadaanan na pahingahan at tindahan na nagbebenta ng halo-halo, buko, at sa maniwala kayo't sa hindi ice cream sa taas. Mag-ingat lang sa mga gamit lalo na sa mga kaldero, plato basta kahit na ano na may kinalaman sa pagkain dahil notorious ang mga aso dun habang tulog ka tatangayin ang mga pinaglutuan mo at ewan na kung san nila dinala. pati basurahan, nakatali na sa puno yung samin napagdiskatahan pa din.bonus treat yung dagat ng laiya (mabato nga lang) kasi nga dun dadaan papunta sa paanan ng bundok..tsaka may falls din, medyo mahina nga lang ang daloy ng tubig at makitid,mabato at matarik yung daan.
4th March 2007

Better to have your own ride
The first time I climb Daguldol we commuted and surely it was time-consuming to arrange for a ride back to Lipa. So better bring your own vehicle if you have one. We (smbmountaineers.com) will be climbing Daguldol coming March 10 and we will be bringing our rides. Secure naman yung parking area sa HEGA. Sana nga lang wag kami singilin ng napakalaki hehehe
1st April 2007

nice blog
hi.. i was surfing the net when i found your blog..it was really nice..am planning to go there this week...would like to ask sana if we can camp din sa beach? kasi the last time i went there 2003 pa so i don't know kung pwede pang mag tent along seaside have any idea?....
3rd April 2007

@arlene
Thanks arlene. I am not so sure if you can camp along the beach. Maybe pwede as long as you don't take the shores by La Luz or whatever resort is there. You may take those quite far from the crowd. Still, I am not very sure.
19th October 2007

nice blog...
wow, thanks for your blog, we will be climbing mt. daguldol tom and i'm so excited, it would be my first time there but based on all comments posted, surely it is very challenging and it's a great adventure....by monday i'll post back based on experience...hehehe
14th March 2008

nice photos
balak din namin akyat dyan. maybe on april.
28th March 2010

tira na boy
pupunta kami jan dis holy week, april 1-3. mukang exciting po jan
2nd January 2011
Clouds, blue sky, sand, ocean... and a climbing story to tell....

astig to ang ganda
astig gusto korin makarating dyan

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