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  • Mt Guiting-Guiting Day Hike

    Mt Guiting-Guiting Day Hike

    In the heart of Sibuyan Island lies the majestic Mt. Guiting-Guiting. Its daunting saw-toothed peaks, technical trails, and verdant forests made it a noteworthy adventure spot in the country. Popularly known as "G2", Mt. Guiting-Guiting is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Philippines with a rating of 9/9. I was only expecting a longer hike and just a few difficult sections when I first set foot on this mountain, but my expectations weren't met when the trails surprised us with cliffs, sharp jagged rocks, and unforgiving assaults that wore me out. I haven't experienced this k ...

  • Foltz Repeats Mountain Climb 35 Years Later

    Foltz Repeats Mountain Climb 35 Years Later

    Last month, Wilton resident Isabel Foltz returned to the Philippines to climb one of the country's most difficult mountains ??" Mount Guiting-Guiting ??" a second time.

    Mount Guiting-Guiting is the highest mountain in the Philippine province of Romblon, at the heart of Sibuyan Island ??" its highest elevation measuring 6,752 feet. In the local Romblomanon dialect, "Guiting-Guiting" means "jagged."

  • Mount Guiting-Guiting Dayhike

    Mount Guiting-Guiting Dayhike

    In the heart of Sibuyan Island lies the majestic Mt. Guiting-Guiting. Its daunting saw-toothed peaks, technical trails, and verdant forests made it one of the most interesting mountains in the country. Popularly known as "G2", Mt. Guiting-Guiting is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Philippines with a rating of 9/9. I was expecting a longer hike and only occasional difficult sections when I first set foot on this mountain, but my expectations weren't met when the trails surprised us with cliffs, sharp, jagged rocks, and unforgiving assaults that wore me out. I haven't experie ...

  • Mt Guiting Guiting Proper Climb

    These will always be my favorite moments. #masterceej #bdayclimb

  • The Majestic Of Mount Guiting Guiting

    The Majestic Of Mount Guiting Guiting

    The Mount Guiting Guiting on Sibuyan Island
    Mountain climbing or hiking in the Philippines, is a still relatively unknown term. Really incomprehensible, because there are enough challenges to find his master.

    One of these challenges, which is known by some global climbers, is the 2058m high and internationally classified with level 3 Mount Guiting Guiting. Also in short G2 called.

    In 1982, the Mount Guiting Guiting was first conquered by the climbers Kim Valino, Edwin Gatia, Roel Tan Torres and Ramoncity Ruiz.

    About Mount Guiting Guiting
    Mount Guiting-Guiting is a jagged mountain of ...

  • Forest Guardians

    Forest Guardians

    Malvin Rocero, superintendent of Mount Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, has a problem. Near the park headquarters, an open shed, about half the size of a basketball court, is overflowing with seized forest products and the tools used to illegally harvest them. Motorized tricycles piled high with bags of charcoal lie among tall mounds of illegal lumber cut from 100-year-old dipterocarp and heavy ironwood trees. In front of the shed, a broken-down bus-sized jeepney is parked ??" it was full of poached timber when confiscated several years ago.

    "We should spend our effort preventing logging, rath ...