By Jalene B.D.S.
Talim Island, Laguna de Bay
Major jump-off: Brgy. Janosa (Talim Island) Binangonan, Rizal
LLA 14.32° N 121.23° E, 438 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2
If you haven’t climb any mountains yet, start with Mt. Tagapo. It is a worthwhile destination especially for beginners like me. This is the first DIY event I organized since it’s accessible to our place.
On our arrival to Pritil Port we boarded a boat to Brgy. Janosa, boat fare costs 30 PHP (as of January 2016).
We register for a climb at the Base Camp, it costs 20 PHP, and we asked for a tour guide, tour guide fee costs 300 PHP.
It’s a rocky road along the way, there’s lots of bamboo trees surrounding this mountain. But on the way to the summit tall grasses surrounded the area. Just refrain from holding the grasses for it might scratch you.