CLIMBING NIPPLE'S TOP

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31 Jan 2013 15:00

Wild and enchanting beauty awaits every mountaineer who will trek the off-beaten track of Mt. Napulak, Iloilo's highest peak with 1,200 feet above sea level.

From Iloilo City, around eighty mountaineers around the Philippines travelled two hours to Igbaras, Iloilo the jump-off area to climb one of the hardest trail in Panay Islands to participate the annual climb to the unique peak of Napulak. This climb is organized yearly before the famous Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City.

The assault to Mt. Napulak starts with trekking the scenic rice fields and residential areas. Different agricultural crops also are seen along the way forming a magnificent view of terraces. Farm animals such as pigs and chickens are seen outside households.

After passing the residential area, the ascend became more difficult yet the scenery is relaxing. Sunflowers in bloom and the negative ions of the forested area soothes the eye and tired muscles of every wanderers ascending gradually at the treacherous and off-beaten track. And seing one of the largest parasitic flower called rafflesia are also seen along the trail of the majestic forest of Napulak. Rafflesia are only founf in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines.

After passing the forested area, the grasslands of the slopes of Mt. Napulak is another tiring but breathtaking scenery. Gradual assault and traversing the tall grasses and steep trail is another challenge but the stunning view of clouds covering each mountain is magical.

Reaching the summit is the most intriguing part of the climb, a huge rock formation which looks like a nipple of a woman's breast from a far is one of the most exciting part of the climb where every mountaineers are required to rock climb in order for them to say that they conquered the 'nipple's top'.

Yes, Napulak in local dialect means 'nipple's top'!

The summit gives a 360 degrees view of Panay Islands and other mountains of the province.

The climb is organized by mountaineering groups The Friends of the Higher Grounds and Talahib Eco-Trekkers which aims to battle climate change.

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Climbing Nipple's top (1 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
26 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Mountaineers traversing the grasslands of Mt. Napulak

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Climbing Nipple's top (2 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
26 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Mountaineers traversing the grasslands of Mt. Napulak

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Climbing Nipple's top (3 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
26 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Mountaineers traversing the grasslands of Mt. Napulak

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Climbing Nipple's top (4 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

The summit also serves as campsite to mountaineers.

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Climbing Nipple's top (5 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
26 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

A gigantic cross is built at the summit of Mt. Napulak.

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Climbing Nipple's top (6 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Stunning view awaits every mountaineer reaching the summit.

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Climbing Nipple's top (7 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Rock climbing skills is required to reach the summit of Mt. Napulak.

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Climbing Nipple's top (8 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Rock climbing skills is required to reach the summit of Mt. Napulak.

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Climbing Nipple's top (9 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Rock climbing skills is required to reach the summit of Mt. Napulak.

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Climbing Nipple's top (10 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (11 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Stunning view awaits every mountaineer at the summit.

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Climbing Nipple's top (12 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

A group of men making a makeshift ladder to the nipple's top

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Climbing Nipple's top (13 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (14 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (15 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (16 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (17 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (18 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (19 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (20 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (21 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (22 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (23 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (24 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Buds of Rafflesia, a parasitic flower which can be found in Southeast Asian countries can be seen at the trail.

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Climbing Nipple's top (25 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Buds of Rafflesia, a parasitic flower which can be found in Southeast Asian countries can be seen at the trail.

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Climbing Nipple's top (26 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (27 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Sunflowers are seen at the middle of the trek...

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Climbing Nipple's top (28 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

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Climbing Nipple's top (29 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

Residents at Mt. Napulak raised their farm animals outside their homes

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Climbing Nipple's top (30 of 30)
Iloilo, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
25 Jan 2013

The peak of Mt. Napulak, the highest mountain in Iloilo is shaped like a women’s breast with massive rock formation emblazoned on top. Napulak, in local dialect, literally means "the nipple top." Trekking Mt. Napulak has major difficulty.

This photo shows that the start of the climb is a scenic view of rice fields and residential area at the foot of the mountain