conquering mt. tapulao

MT. TAPULAO Iba, Zambales Major jump-off: Brgy. Damapay-Salaza LLA: 15.4833 N, 120.1166 E, 2037 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 2-3 days / 14 hours Specs: Major Climb:  Difficulty 6/9


day 0
2030 assembly at robinsons galleria ministop
2300 etd for zambales from victory liner caloocan monumento terminal

day 1
0430 eta zambales proper
0500 arrange trike to jump off, brgy. dampay-salasa
0530 eta jump off /register welcome center / breakfast
0600 start trek
0900 eta 1st water source
1300 eta 2nd water source / lunch
1800 eta bunker / campsite
1900 dinner socials

day 2
0530 wakeup call
0610 eta summit
0700 back to campsite
0730 breakfast / breakcamp
0900 start descent
1200 eta 2nd water source
1300 eta 1st water source
1500 back at jump off, clean up, take trike to iba
1600 iba zambales / take bus to manila
2100 eta manila

it was my first climb ever and it was one of the happiest moment of my life!


  1. kaw na ang adventurer! nice! :D

  2. yihaa! more treks! sama ka one time.

  3. Kaabang abang yan! maghihintay kami... hehehehehe

  4. nice blog sir!. til nxt climb..


  5. grabe ka Emil first climb mo pala ung Tapulao last year. haha. swerte rin for a little kasi me sea of clouds agad pero grabe lang sa first time a. haha. anyways. small world ka bagets! hehe. sabi na nga ba ikaw ung kasama nila sa Timbak. Agnes was the one who saw and recognized you. if you dont remember her. she was the petite girl that was with us. until we climb again!


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