Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mt. Natib Itinerary

PRE-CLIMB: March 4 (thursday)
PRE-CLIMB VENUE: CALLE RASTA GRILL
8 Tindalo St.corner Dao St., Anonas, Quezon City
(near Mc Donalds Anonas-Aurora blvd and LRT2-Anonas Stn)
TIME: 7:00PM
BUDGET: Php700/ head (inclusive of transportation-to & from, brgy. reg fee, guide fee,dinner, drinks, games & prizes)

LOCATION: Bataan Province
ELEVATION: 1,287 meters above sea level
LEVEL: Minor Climb, Level II, Moderate
JUMP OFF POINTS: Orani, Bataan

Mt. Natib is one of the three major mountains in the Bataan area. The other two being Mt. Mariveles, which is higher than Natib but trails not yet established as of this time and the diminutive Mt. Samat, a popular historical place with a huge cross structure on the summit commemorating the "Fall of Bataan" event. Mt. Natib is actually an in-active volcano just the same as its neighbor, Mt. Mariveles.

Three fourths of the trail going to the summit of Mt. Natib is wide and is passable by 4-wheel drive vehicles. It was formerly used by miners and soldiers fighting the communist rebels that occupies the mountains before. In fact, there are still instances where you will encounter soldiers along the trail of Natib. The scenes along the trails are awesome, so as the summit which is bare giving you a 360 degrees view of the entire Bataan as well as the two other mountains.


MT. NATIB
Orani, Bataan
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Tala, Orani
LLA: 14.7119 N; 120.3997 E; 1287 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 2 days / 4-5.5 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 1-3


ITINERARY

Day 1
0400 Assembly time(Genesis bus terminal in CUBAO ALONG BALIWAG BUS terminal.)
0430 ETD for Orani, Bataan by bus
0830 ETA Orani. Take a jeep towards Brgy. Tala near Orani Public Market
1000 ETA jumpoff at Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan. Register.
1030 Start Trek
1130 ETA Pinagbutasan
1230 Lunch at water source
1300 Resume Trek
1400 Arrival at foot of Mt. Natib; start asssault
1530 ETA Mt. Natib summit / set up camp
1700 Sunset viewing / dinner preparatons
1800 Dinner / socials

DAY 2
0600 Wake up call
0700 Break Camp
0800 Start descent
0900 Clearing at foot of Mt. Natib
1000 Trek Back to jumpoff
1200 Back to Tala (Transport Back to Orani)
1330 ETA Orani by jeep; wait for bus back to Manila
1700 Back in Manila

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