1st MFPI Luzon Summit
1st MFPI Luzon Summit…
In Camarines Sur
It is with great pride that the Hagahag Mountaineering Club, Inc., announce the 1st ever Luzon summit. Once again, we bring Mountaineering federation of the Philippines, Inc. to an adventure-packed 3-day activity scheduled in the 2nd weekend of June 2006 at Mt. Isarog National Park coinciding the Trail Maintenance week.
This year, we return with an array of outdoor pursuit activities that would suit the cravings of challenge
Climbing on Mt Isarog is both difficult and dangerous. Only those experienced and determined can accomplished this endeavor. How ever, one need not to perform this physical challenge to experience the glory of the rainforest of Isarog. It was declared as a National park through proclamation No. 293 on July 20, 1938 and encompasses a land area of 10.112 hectares. This remaining bastion of tropical rainforest in Southern Luzon was given a small reprieve from the rampant logging concession that had been going on for such a long time Thus preserving some of rich habitats and the existing flora and fauna in it. Sixteen (16) major river twist and turn through the valleys and gorges of this mountain and drain to three major river system, himoragat, Lagonoy and Bicol River System. These and several waterfalls that drape over the slopes of Isarog, has become such a lure to people, both local and foreign, for simple hikes or excursions to immerse themselves in the lush greenery of a tropical rainforest.
Following the easiest trail puts one into direct contact with variety of organism flourishing in this diverse forest. However, one has to be knowledgeable of the interaction between the different flora and fauna that abound in the forest to best appreciate them.
Just a few hour away from Manila, you’ll discover an enchating place_A fabulous array of nature at its best, remarkable man-made structures as well as eye-capturing topsides attraction: All this in a relaxed, laidback village atmosphere without the congestion of other destination.
How To Get There
From any Point in the Philippines, you can reach Mt Isarog by Land or by air.
From: You can take a 8 hour drive going to provincial capitol Complex or if you opt for a Naga bound aircraft would be 45-55 minutes. The nearest airport is located in San jose, Pili Camarines Sur.
The Basecamp may be reached by taking a bus/jeepney or a PUJ from CBD Terminal for an hour ride to Brgy Hanawan in Ocampo. At the hanawan crossing get off at the bus then ride a pedicab leading to Mt Isarog Consocep Mountain Resort. From there, you can go down the cool Tumaguiti Falls or Bulalacao Falls or proceeds with your trek to the Basecamp.
Is a peninsula town at the establishment tip of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region, facing the great Pacific Ocean. Dubbed as “Paradise in the Pacific”. It is replete with tremendoud and beautiful fruits of nature that have remained untapped for centuries in utter needless waste for its people. Caramoan is the Bicol best kept Secret, its landscape and vegetation is as pristine as Palawan.
Rising 4,823 feet Above sea Level, Mt. Iriga ias a challenging climb and offers a panoramic view of the entire Bicol River Basin Area. A crater and gully was formed during the mountains last eruption on January 4, 1614. The crater drops to some 500 feet from the summit.
Checklist of Satisfaction:
• Basecamp Area and Activities
• Water sport
• Local Government Support
• Presence of Local Partner
For more information, visit http://www.hagahag.org