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MT. GUITING-GUITING/TRAVERSE (2,058+)
Sibuyan Island, Romblon
Entry point: Sitio Olango, San Fernando, Sibuyan Island
Exit point: Brgy. Tampayan, Madgiwang, Sibuyan Island
LLA: 12°24’50″N, 122°34’4″E, 2058 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 10-18 hours / 2-3 days (excluding travel)
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 9/9, Trail class 2-5
Features: Knife-edged rocky trails, rock bouldering/scrambling, tropical forest
Guiting-Guiting has always held a lofty place as one of the most challenging hikes in the Philippines, owing to its dramatic trails that pass through the thin, jagged rocky ridges that characterise the mountain. In 2009 and onwards, intrepid hikers and local guides led a sustained effort to pioneer and establish a trail from the southwest that connects to the summit in a relatively straightforward ascent – effectively creating a “Mt. Guiting-Guiting Traverse” that requires either three days up the ridges, or a very arduous dayhike.
This page is supplementary to the main Mt. Guiting-Guiting article, and covers the practicalities for a Mt. Guiting-Guiting Traverse. Please see more information in the main article.