Climbing Mt. Calavite - Paluan Occidental Mindoro [VIDEO]


MT. CALAVITE - Paluan, Occidental Mindoro 
Jump-off: Sitio Ulasan, Brgy. Harrison, Paluan
LLA: 13°29’N,120°24’E, 1521 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 5-6 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-3
Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2008/05/mt-calavite-1521.html

BACKGROUND
Perched at the northwestern edge of Occidental Mindoro, overlooking South China Sea, is Mt. Calavite. Known as one of the two remaining areas where tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) could be found in the wild (the other being Mts. Iglit-Baco), this mountain is a haven of biodiversity – one of the few places in the Philippines where hikers have a good chance of seeing animals such as wild boar, deer, and yes, even the tamaraw, roaming on its grassy slopes. The name ‘Calavite’ is said to mean ‘giant clam’ – and this is derived from an old Mangyan tale that tells of ships being seen at the mouth of Calavite.



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