Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large solfataric and inactive stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, geology · Etymology and indigenous. With an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 feet) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine archipelago, Mindanao, and the twenty-fourth highest peak of an island on Earth. Located between the city of Davao and Davao del Sur in the Davao region, and Cotabato in Soccsksargen, Mount Apo is the most prominent mountain in the Philippines. The peak dominates the city of Davao 45 kilometers (28 miles) to the northeast, Digos 25 kilometers (16 miles) to the southeast and Kidapawan 20 kilometers (12 miles) to the west.
It is a protected area and a natural park in the Philippines. The Mount Apo National Park, established in 1936, covers an area of 199,819 acres (80,864 hectares); it is home to the rare Philippine eagle and has numerous peaks and valleys, as well as the Malasita Falls, Lake Sibulao and the Kisinte Hot Springs. Mount Apo, an active volcano, in south-central Mindanao, 20 miles (32 km) west of Davao City, is the highest point in the Philippines, with a height of 9,692 feet (2,954 meters). Overall, Mount Apo isn't a particularly technical climb, although it's a good idea to hire a local guide who can help you obtain permits and organize transportation.
Since the city is very close to the start of the main hiking trails on Mount Apo, it is a popular starting point for visiting the park. The volcanic history of Mount Apo is little known, but eruptions have produced lava from andesitic to dacitic. At lower elevations, tropical rainforests predominate, while medium and high mountain forests are found at higher elevations. The climate at the top of Mount Apo is Alpine (Köppen ETH), since its average temperature does not exceed 10 °C or 50 °F in any month.
Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large inactive solfataric stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It has three different forest formations, from lowland rainforest to mid-mountain forests and, finally, high-mountain forests. The region around what is now the Monte Apo Natural Park was colonized by the Spanish as early as the 16th century, although there was not much Spanish influence on the region until well into the 19th century. The Apo Natural Park is located just outside the city of Davao, in the southern part of the island of Mindanao, in the Davao region (Region XI).
Although Mount Apo is the highest peak in the entire Philippines, relatively little is known about its geological history. Located just south of the Mount Apo Natural Park, the town of Digos (Lungsod ng Digos) is a community of about 170,000 people. Apo Sandawa is also considered an ancient spirit by the various Manobo and Kalagan tribes that live in the foothills, including the Obo, Manobo Bagobo, Manobo Apao, Tagabawa, Matigsalug, Ata, Arumanen, Tinananen, Kulamanen, Tagakaulo and Kagan peoples.