Mount Dulang-dulang viewed from the peak of Mount Kitanglad
|Elevation||2,941 m (9,649 ft) [Note 1]|
|Prominence||2,440 m (8,010 ft) |
|Parent range||Kitanglad Mountain Range|
|Easiest route||Bol-ogan Trail, Sitio Bol-ogan, Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon|
Mount Dulang-dulang, dubbed by Filipino mountaineers as "D2", is the highest elevation peak in the Kitanglad Mountain Range, located in the north central portion of the province of Bukidnon in the island of Mindanao. It is the second highest mountain of the Philippines at 2,941 metres (9,649 ft) above sea level, second only to Mount Apo of Davao at 2,956 m (9,698 ft) and slightly higher than Mount Pulag of Luzon, the third highest at 2,922 m (9,587 ft).
Mount Dulang-dulang, similar to other peaks located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range, is covered by lofty forests and is a home to a variety of fauna and flora. It is home to 58 mammal species including bats, squirrels, monkeys, wild boars, flying lemurs, shrews, and deer. The Philippine eagle is also sighted within the vicinity of the mountain.
Mount Dulang-dulang, including the Kitanglad Mountain Range, is the headwater catchment area of several major river systems which include the Maagnao River and Alanib River, tributaries of the Pulangi River, which drains into the Rio Grande de Mindanao in Cotabato City.
- Several sources state elevation, prominence and country rank information of another peak matching the data of Mount Dulang-dulang. These sources list a mountain named "Mount Katanglad" (spelled with "Ka" instead of the "Ki" in the usual spelling of Mount Kitanglad) with an elevation of 2,941 m and a prominence of 2,440 m. Several other sources evaluated as very reliable for this information give the elevation of Mount Kitanglad (with an "i") as 2,899 m. Information gathered from these sources suggests that the elevation and prominence information of Peaklist and Peakbagger is in error for Mount Katanglad (with an "a"), and likely refer to nearby Dulang-dulang. Since the discovery of this error, Peakbagger (a site previously in error over the confusion between the two peaks) now has a verified page for "Mount Dulang-dulang", confirming the above information for the peak. Additionally, Peakbagger now also has a page for "Mt. Kitanglad" (with the correct spelling with an "i" and the corrected elevation data) explaining the mistake, though the Kitanglad page does contain a disclaimer stating its information is currently unverified.
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