Climbing Mount Apo can be both exciting yet exhausting because of the terrain that you need to conquer. However, we can never blame you for considering it as part of your to-do list when it comes to outdoor activities because we know for a fact that it is indeed a fun sport.
Before you get your gear ready, how about reading the following tips first? These practical set of advice might be helpful to you before you hit the road and the foot of Mount Apo with your friends, officemates or relatives.
Learn About The People You Will Meet
When you are on trekking towards the summit of Mt. Apo, you will meet several original inhabitants of the place. At least five (5) groups of indigenous peoples whom you might get acquainted with while mountain climbing. They are the Manobo, Bagobo, Ubo, Ata and Tagacaolo who have been considering the place as their home. Therefore, respect them as well as their home. This means that you need to adopt proper attitude in dealing with them and their surroundings.
So before you start climbing Mount Apo, find time to research about these IPs and learn what you should do and what you should avoid.
Know About The Existing Flora And Fauna
While trekking can be very tiresome, your journey will never be dull because of the many species of flowers and animals that you might encounter.
Keep These Facts In Mind
Mt. Apo is the Philippines’ highest peak with an altitude of 3, 146 meters encompassing the city of Davao and the provinces of Davao del Sur and Cotabato.
If you are standing on the highest point of this magnificent mountain, you will be overlooking Davao City to the northeast, Digos City of Davao del Sur to the southeast, and Kidapawan City, North Cotabato to the west.
The peak is a recognized national park by virtue of Proclamation no. 59 by President Manuel L. Quezon on May 9, 1936. This was further strengthened with the issuance of Proclamation no. 35 of May 8, 1966 then Proclamation no. 882 of September 24, 1996.
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