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Tarak Ridge: Itinerary and Budget for Mt. Mariveles Climb

Itinerary update as of May 31, 2015. Mt. Mariveles 1130+ MASL, Major Climb Difficulty: 4/9 Trail Class: 3 Things to Consider in Planning: * Expertise/Climb Experience of Joiners * Weather Make sure to consider these things since Mt. Mariveles is a major climb; definitely, this is not advisable for first-timers. The trail to Tarak Ridge …

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Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part2)

Surprisingly, everyone was wide awake and prepared at 1:30 AM – one proof how everybody badly wanted to witness the sunrise at the summit. After making sure that everyone was equipped with their own headlamps or flashlights, we started our “Super Early Trek” to the summit. Warning: the trek to the summit is 99.99% ASSAULT. …

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Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part1)

Last summer, our group had another major climb; this time, in Mariveles, Bataan. Tarak Ridge has been popular to climbers as “Tarak Ridge – Mahabang Lakaran”. I never fully understood why Tarak is being labeled as such until last month. Well, it took us around more than 8 hours to reach the summit and another …