Monday, June 7, 2010

Mt.Kanlaon Experience

On May 21-23,2010, I have set my destination to Mt.Kanlaon after receiving an invitation about the SummerAssault climb hosted by Cuernos in cooperation with Sentinel. I've contacted several friends from the previous Mt.Talinis climb if they too, can join with this another important event. With some uneventful circumstances, they were unable to join, so, it will be me from Cebu and my friends in Dumaguete who were very hospitable as ever! Thanks to Dodot and Wingwa.

So, from Cebu I traveled from Compostela, that's where I lived, and off to Liloan, Santander for a fastcraft ride to Sibulan and then to Dumaguete.

On the next day, off we go for another long trip to Canlaon, I never thought we have a zigzag road here in Visayas, as we traversed the road leading to Canlaon and yes indeed we have! Thanks to Ceres Bus for safely bringing us there, from the rest of SummerAssault 3 participants.

And the rest were the memories of a lifetime! Thanks Cuernos and Sentinel for bringing us there, legally! hehehe

For the rest of the pictures, you can check it out at or through my facebook account!

Route: Pula-Mapot Trail

Conquering Mt.Kanlaon
"With deep humility and respect"
Expression of Contentment

"The 1996 eruption of Mt. Kanlaon claimed the lives of 3 climbers: the rest had to be rescued by helicopters. It was a dramatic volcanic event, with ash being spewed 1.5 kilometers up in the air. Rey Estelloso, our guide who was also the guide during that fateful incident, says he was just 16 when the eruption happened and they could even see flaming cinders being hurled from the crater, exploding in the ground like grenades. He also says that Kanlaon is one of the the country's deadliest climbing destinations. One climber who fell on the Margaha Valley ridge had to eat tissue paper for seven days before being rescued! Truly one must exercise caution in climbing Kanlaon." (Courtesy:

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