Mount Mariveles is a dormant volcano located in the province of Bataan in the Philippines. Mt. Mariveles and the adjacent Mount Natib comprise 80.9 percent of the total land area of the province. The mountain and adjacent cones lie opposite the city of Manila across Manila Bay, providing a beautiful setting for the sunsets seen from Manila.
Mariveles is still thermally active with t ...
he following hot springs located within the complex: Tiis Spring, Saysain Spring, and Pucot Spring. There are no recorded historical eruptions from Mariveles caldera. But archeologists report the last active eruption indicated by Radiocarbon dating occurring around mid-Holocene or about 2050 BCE.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lists Mariveles as a potentially active volcano for the age of its last eruption and active thermal features. There are already three peaks familiar to the local mountaineering community namely: Tarak Ridge, Pantingan or Banayan Peak, and Mariveles Ridge. The rest of the peaks in the caldera are still waiting to be explored.
Tarak Ridge is the more well-known destination on Mount Mariveles with its jump-off point situated at Barangay Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan. Pantingan Peak (locally called Banayan Peak) can be accessed through Sitio Duhat, Saysain, Bagac, Bataan. Mariveles Ridge can be accessed through Sitio Parca, Mariveles, Bataan.
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The highest peak in crater rim of Mt. Mariveles, and thus, its summit, is Pantingan Peak, consequently the highest point in the province of Bataan, and one of the prominent peaks of Central Luzon. Mt. Mariveles is more known for Tarak Ridge, with its scenic, windy rockscape, overlooking Manila Bay.
Tarak Ridge - Alas-asin, Mariveles LLA: 14?30.357′N, 120?30′E, 1,006 MASL (ridge); 1,130 MASL (peak) Days required / Hours to summit: 2 days, 5-6 hours. Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3.
At the southern part of Bataan Peninsula is Mount Mariveles, a dormant volcano towering at 1,388 meters above sea level. It is bounded by the towns of Orion, Bagac and Mariveles, where majority of its land area falls.
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As someone who's called Bataan home for most of her formative years, the invitation to visit my hometown comes up quite often with college friends and co-workers. To my chagrin, I would often be met by the following questions:
"Bataan? Ang layo naman sa Manila nu'n!" (Bataan? But that's so far from Manila!)
"Ano ba ang makikita sa Bataan?" (What is there exactly to see in Bataan?)
Many of my clueless yet well-meaning friends from Manila seem to think that Bataan is some distant backwater where one would spend half a day traveling by car or would need a plane to reach, while they have ...
Whoever said Tarak is easy is probably a demigod, with inhuman powers that the rest of the mountaineering world still has to acquire or gradually develop for themselves in order to endure the punishing trail, go on and get back to the human world.
"I want to climb Tarak next." I told a friend.
"No. The mountain is too difficult and risky for beginners, probably especially for girls. Try to do some more minor climbs first." He replied.
This is the conversation I had with a friend seven months ago after my second climb at Mount Daraitan.
Probably the most gruelling 4/9 hike to Luzon ...
I had vacation in my country last October 2010 since at that time I was still employed in Singapore. But to be honest the main reason I came back in my country after around 6 months (I had vacation last May 2010 too) was to sign a job offer for my next job back home. Yes, I returned to my home country to work (other people surprised because there are lots of Filipinos dreamed to work abroad and yet I am returning to my country). And I used the climb event as a reason when I requested for approval of my vacation leave so that I can return to the country without so much effort of reasoning.