Mount Guiting-Guiting

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Mount Guiting‑Guiting
Mount Guiting‑Guiting is located in Philippines
Mount Guiting‑Guiting
Mount Guiting‑Guiting
Location within the Philippines
Highest point
Elevation 2,058 m (6,752 ft)
Prominence 2,058 m (6,752 ft)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 12°24′50″N 122°34′04″E / 12.413889°N 122.567778°E / 12.413889; 122.567778Coordinates: 12°24′50″N 122°34′04″E / 12.413889°N 122.567778°E / 12.413889; 122.567778
Translation jagged (Romblomanon)
Location Sibuyan Island
Country Philippines
Province Romblon
First ascent 1982

Mount Guiting-Guiting (also known as G2) is a mountain located at the heart of Sibuyan Island, one of the seven islands of Romblon province in the Philippines. Guiting-Guiting, in the local Romblomanon dialect, means "jagged". Though the length and duration of the climb is relatively shorter, two days to climb up and one day to descend, this mountain is still acknowledged as the most difficult and technically challenging Philippine mountain to climb, alongside Mount Halcon in Mindoro and Mount Mantalingajan in Palawan.[1]


In May 1982, under the leadership of Arturo Valdez, a joint team from the Bacolod-based Philippine Mountaineering Society (PMS) and the University of the Philippines (UP), the team assaulted the mountain, the attempt of which was to be the first in history.[2]

It was during this expedition that one of the peaks, now known as "Mayo's Peak" was named after one of the team members, Mayo Monteza, who celebrated his birthday during the climb, while one of the water spring sources now known as "Bulod's Spring" was named after one of the local guides, Bulod, who volunteered (along with another locals) to join the climb.[2]

The team failed to take the summit on this first attempt, but came back two weeks afterwards. On 17 June 1982, four climbers became the first to stand at the summit. Their names are Mon Ruiz, Kim Valino, Roel Tan Torres (of UP mountaineers) and Edwin Gatia of the PMS team.[2]

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  1. ^ Lasco, Gideon (26 March 2008). "Mount Guiting-Guiting". Pinoy Mountaineer. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Lasco, Gideon (14 September 2008). "MountainTalk #2: Edwin Gatia recalls the first-ever Guiting-Guiting climb". Pinoy Mountaineer. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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