Mount Victoria, Palawan

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Mount Victoria
Victoria Peaks
Mount Victoria is located in Philippines
Mount Victoria
Mount Victoria
Location within the Philippines
Highest point
Elevation 1,726 m (5,663 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 1,619 m (5,312 ft) [3]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 09°21′54″N 118°20′03″E / 9.36500°N 118.33417°E / 9.36500; 118.33417Coordinates: 09°21′54″N 118°20′03″E / 9.36500°N 118.33417°E / 9.36500; 118.33417[4]
Geography
Location Palawan
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA
Province Palawan
Municipality Narra

Mount Victoria (1726[1][5] or 1709 m[3] ), or Victoria Peaks,[3][6] is a mountain in central Palawan, Philippines, that lies within the administrative Municipality of Narra. The mountain, which includes the twin peaks known as "The Teeth", as well as the single prominence known as Sagpaw,[5] form the largest contiguous land area and second highest portion of the Mount Beaufort Ultramafics geological region, a series of ultramafic outcrops of Eocene origin, that includes Palawan's highest peak, Mount Mantalingahan (2085 m).[7]

Mount Victoria is not generally accessible to the public without special permission owing to the difficulty of ascent; there is no route to the summit, and as such, it is necessary to ascend the mountain by walking up river-beds prone to flash flooding. Attempts to reach the peak have resulted in a number of deaths.

A carnivorous pitcher plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii, is endemic to the summit region of Mount Victoria and its surrounding peaks.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Robinson, A.S., A.S. Fleischmann, S.R. McPherson, V.B. Heinrich, E.P. Gironella & C.Q. Peña 2009. A spectacular new species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) pitcher plant from central Palawan, Philippines. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159(2): 195–202. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00942.x
  2. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2011. Expanding the Range of Nepenthes attenboroughii. In: New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole. pp. 346–363.
  3. ^ a b c de Ferranti, Jonathan; Maizlish, Aaron. "Philippine Mountains - 29 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  4. ^ Coordinates given here are as reported from a scientific expedition to the mountain summit using GPS data.[1]
  5. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  6. ^ "Mount Victoria, Philippines". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  7. ^ Okubo, Y. 1989. The Mineral Exploration – Mineral Deposits and Tectonics of Two Contrasting Geologic Environments in the Republic of the Philippines – Consolidated Report on Palawan Area. Japan International Cooperation Agency, Metal Mining Agency of Japan and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) Joint Committee, 182 p.

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