Mount Apo, active volcano, south-central Mindanao, 20 miles (32 km) west of Davao City; it is the highest point in the Philippines, with a height of 9,692 feet (2,954 meters). It is part of the Cordillera Central and is covered by a forest of tall tropical hardwoods; two secondary peaks almost equal its height. Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large solfataric and inactive stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With a height of 2,954 meters (9,692 feet) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine archipelago, Mindanao, and the 24th 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. With an impressive height of 2,956 meters above sea level, the mountain.
Apo is considered the highest mountain and the grandmother of all the mountains in the Philippines. It is located between the provinces of Davao del Sur and Cotabato. Mount Dulang-Dulang is located within the Kitanglad mountain range, of which it is the highest point and peak. The Kitanglad mountain range is an immense group of high mountains arranged along a west-east axis and that dominate the plains and plateaus of the center-north of the province of Bukidnon, in northern Mindanao.
Immediately to the south of the mountain range is the slightly lower Kalatungan mountain range, while to the east it extends along the Pantarón mountain range. And while Maagnaw is in third place in altitude, its trail is nothing easier than the other two peaks in the range. Currently, there are four trails that lead to the top of the mountain, each one more difficult to travel than the last, but each with its own set of charms and attractions that make it worth choosing it over the rest. They monitor the passages that lead to the mountain, guide all climbing expeditions and order all mountaineers to respect the tribal rituals that take place before, during and after the climb.
The mountain serves as a vast and vital hydrographic basin from which the headwaters of multiple river systems that drain Mindanao come out, such as the Marble River, which joins the Kabacan River, which in turn flows into the even larger Pulangi River, an important tributary of the Mindanao River, or the Rio Grande de Mindanao, the second largest river system in the Philippines. Pulag has become a favorite among experienced and aspiring mountain climbers due to its picturesque trails characterized by pine trails, mossy forests and endless pastures. The Philippines is blessed, not only with beautiful beaches and tropical island destinations, but also with challenging mountain trails that are sure to provide a magnificent view from the top, or learning experiences that will last a lifetime. By sharing ethnocultural heritage with the other two mountains, hiking through Maagnaw also requires a sacrificial ceremony held the night before the climb.
But when this white and gray blanket is lifted for a moment, a green one is revealed, this time, of executioner forests that cover the slopes and slopes of the mountains. In fact, for many visitors, these forests are the main attraction, the highlight of the climb, and many mountaineers already affirm their wild, primitive and exceptional beauty. In fact, it is rumored that the dark and unexplored heights of the mountain range are a fortress of the rebels, hence the reluctance of mountaineers to set foot nearby, hence the deep secrets of the mountains have not yet been revealed to the outside world. Even so, the Talaandig urge mountaineers seeking to reach the top to follow their tribal customs and rituals.
After extensive research and analysis of all available data from local and foreign sources, Pinoy Mountaineer publishes its list of the highest mountains in the country. Mount Apo, together with its slightly lower neighbor, Mount Talomo (2,707 m or 8,881 feet above sea level), form the Apo-Talomo mountain range, a component mountain range that serves as the southern end of the Pantan mountain range that encompasses it (although some accounts state that the Apo-Talomo mountain range is a completely separate mountain range). Only a few mountaineers have tried to climb the mountain, and even fewer have reached the top, not so much because of the risk and dangers inherent to the mountain, but because of the precariousness and instability of its location. Apo's lush forest and tropical rainy climate have become home to more than 272 species of birds, of which 111 are endemic to the mountain, such as the endangered Philippine eagle.
Approximately halfway up its summit is Lago Venado, a lake of enchanting beauty full of crystal clear waters, whose crystalline surface perfectly reflects the upper half of the mountain. . .