May 20, 2014

Mt. Kitanglad - Mt. Dulang-dulang Traverse | Dubbed as K2D

Mt. Kitanglad - Mt. Dulang-dulang climb was one of my dream climbs. I never imagined that this strenuous traverse came to be realized. Since I enter the mountaineering sports in 2005, this beautiful mountains already fascinated me. I consider K2D as one of the best climbs in the Philippines.

My advice to those who wants to do the K2D or D2K traverse is, you should have 100% physical and mental preparedness and at least 1 week of training. There are some parts of the trail that has almost 90 degree rope segments. There are also some parts of the trail that you'll passed and hanged on a cliff were you only depend on the roots of the trees.

I would like to thanks to our Habagat CDO and Habagat Davao friends for making this climb possible.

Starting point - Sitio Intavas, La Fortuna, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
The main jump-off point up to Mt. Kitanglad
One of the beautiful point way up to the summit of Mt. Kitanglad
At the summit of the 4th highest mountain of the Philippines - Mt. Kitanglad
The summit and the huge towers and transmitters of Mt. Kitanglad
Mt. Dulang-dulang as viewed from the summit of Mt. Kitanglad
The Traverse - on the way to D2
The 50 meters curve drop - Rope segments
Way down to the almost 10 foot cogon trails
The midpoint of the traverse - group pictorial
Sumagaya - Mangabon Range as viewed from the midpoint trail
The mossy trail way up to D2
The amazing mossy branches
The pretty trees at the foot of D2
Rest stop - Lunch on trail 
Some branch climbing skills applied
The enchanting point way up to D2
At last - at the summit of the 2nd highest peak of the Philippines
We've gone that far - Mt. Kitanglad summit viewed from D2 summit
Weeeww! What a view! Can't imagine I've survived
Down to the magical Manny's Garden


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