I have yet to scale a mountain but I’ve been meaning to for the longest time now. Two things that prevents me from doing so is that I don’t have proper gears and I don’t really know who I’d go with.
For the intrepid explorers out there, here are the 5 major volcanoes of the Philippines according to USGS.
Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga.
It is located in the Cabusilan Mountain range separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains, and is 42 km (26 mi) west of the dormant and solitary Mount Arayat.
Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) south of of Manila.
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost symmetric conical shape.
The mountain is a national park and a protected landscape in the country proclaimed as as Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.
Also spelled as Kanla-on or Canlaon, is an active volcano on Negros Island in central Philippines. The stratovolcano straddles the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, approximately 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Bacolod City, the capital and most populous city of Negros Occidental.
Mount Kanlaon is a favorite spot for mountain climbers and is the centerpiece of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park, a national park originally established on August 8, 1934.
Also called Mount Piapayungan and Blue Mountain by the local people, it is a stratovolcano on Mindanao Island. Located on the boundary of the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Cotabato in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao it is the seventh highest mountain in the Philippines.
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