Mt.Ulap: The Cool Mountain

By Jalene B.D.S.

 

Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon
Exit point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, Itogon
LLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3,
Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras, burial caves
Article history: Created 30-Nov-2015 by Gideon Lasco

Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2015/11/mt-ulap-1846m-in-itogon-benguet.html

 

EXPLORING MT. ULAP

 

My friends and I joined an organized climb. The event fee costs 1200 PHP with sidetrip to Baguio City after the climb.

 

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We started our trek at 9 AM

 

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Climbing a mountain is a dangerous feat

 

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Rolling hills of Mt. Ulap

 

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At the Gungal Rock of Mt. Ulap

 

It actually took us almost 9 hours to conquer this mountain. There’s two paths you can choose going back to the basecamp – same path during the ascent or traversing this mountain going to Santa Fe.

The itinerary that was presented to us (featured below) is for professional climbers already. We were not able to follow the itinerary so the sidetrip to Baguio city was quite compromised. But we were able to visit Baguio City market and bought “pasalubong” from there.

ITINERARY

DECEMBER 5,2015 – Saturday
09:00 pm – Meetup Familymart EDSA Corner Ayala Ave.
10:00 pm – ETD to Baguio City via private van

DECEMBER 6,2015 – Sunday
05:00 am – ETA Breakfast at Baguio City
06:00 am – ETD to Philex Ridge
06:45 am – ETA Philex Ridge jumpoff / register,arrange guide
07:00 am – Start Trek
10:00 am – ETA Summit, photo ops
11:00 am – Start descend
01:00 pm – ETA jump off/head back to Baguio for City tour
01:30 pm – Visit Wright Park
02:00 pm – Visit the Mansion
03:00 pm – Visit Baguio Cathedral
04:00 pm – Visit Burnham Park
05:00 pm – Visit Baguio Market
06:00 pm ETD Goodtaste Restaurant
06:15 pm ETA Goodtaste Restaurant/Dinner
07:30 pm ETD to Manila
12:00 mn ETA Manila

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