THE PEAKS OF
NORTHERN NEGROS FOREST RESERVE
(Negros Island, Philippines)
        The Northern Negros Forest Reserve (NNFR) comprises two mountains - Mt Silay and Mt Mandalagan - situated in the northern part of Negros Island. Both Mt Silay and Mt Mandalagan are Halocene stratovolcanoes. Their young geological age account for their sharp features. Mt Silay has ten (10) major peaks and Mt Mandalagan has at least thirteen (13).
            A large part of the Reserve is covered by second-growth forest, the remnant of heavy selective logging.. A few swaths are primary-growth forest, left for their inaccessibility and non-commercial timber. Despite of known intrusions by man in NNFR, the Reserve remains largely as an outback.
Mount Silay
(With SB Nonguided Exploratory Climbing Records)
Ten (10) Major Peaks
            Peak
Calaptan Pk
Gawahon Pk
Dinamlagan Pk
Mt Silay
Sicaba Daku Pk
Sicaba Diotay Pk
Dalayapan Pk
Lantawan Pk
Tingtingon Daku Pk
Tingtingon Diotay Pk
      Altitude
1348m (4,421ft)
1310m (4,297ft)
1475m (4,838ft)
1534m (5,032ft)
1379m (4,524ft)
1536m (5,039ft)
1180m (3,870ft)
1049m (3,441ft)
1280m (4,198ft)
1185m (3,887ft)
    SB Ascent
Sept. 21, 1998
Oct. 2, 1998
Oct. 3, 1998
Aug. 29, 1999
Aug 31, 1999
Sept. 15, 2000
July 18, 2002
       NONE
       NONE
       NONE
                                   Record
Second Mountaineering Ascent, Southwest
First Mountaineering Ascent, Northeast Ridge
First Mountaineering Ascent, First Buttress/West Face
First Mountaineering Ascent, Naathagan Buttress/S Face
First Ascent, Southwest Ridge via Bakiras Ridge
First Ascent, West Ridge via South Ridge
Probable First Ascent, Belle's Buttress/South Face
(SB plans a climb in 2003)
(South of Sicaba Diotay Peak)
(South of Sicaba Diotay Peak)
Minor Peaks
            Peak
Talaba-an Pk
Unnamed
"Anak-Sewahon"
Unnamed
      Altitude
1120m (3,674ft)
1080m (3,542ft)
1260m (4,133ft)
1144m (3,752ft)
    SB Ascent
July 7, 2002
       NONE
       NONE
       NONE
                                   Record
First Mountaineering Ascent, West Face from SW approach
(West of Dalayapan Peak)
(Northwest of Sicaba Daku Peak)
(Between Sicaba-Wala and Sicaba-Tuo rivers)
Mount Mandalagan
(With Climb Records and Annotations)
          Peak
Magurao
        (?)
Makawili
        (?)
        (?)
        (?)
Marapara
        (?)
        (?)
        (?)
        (?)
Magkurog (?)
Mt Mandalagan
      Altitude
1037m (3,401ft)
1323m (4,339ft)
1412m (4,631ft)
1485m (4,871ft)
1523m (4,995ft)
1548m (5,077ft)
1783m (5,520ft)
1690m (5,543ft)
1758m (5,766ft)
1768m (5,799ft)
1832m (6,009ft)
1873m (6,143ft)
1885m (6,183ft)
                                               Annotations
Western-most peak; in Talisay City; West Face feeds Imbang River
East Face feeds Malatan-og Falls in Don Salvador Benedicto; 3-peaked
First Mountaineering Ascent by RAMS in 1998 (?) through South Face
3.2km East of Tinagong Dagat; North Face feeds Malogo tributary
East Face feeds Pandanon River tributary in Don Salvador Benedicto
North tip of East side of crater-ridge; feeds Manara Diotay in Sagay in NE
First Mountaineering Ascent by BBMS in 1993 (?) through North Face
Middle of 1873m (W) and 1885m (E); North Face feeds Malogo tributary
South of 1548m; along East side of crater-ridge
Northwest of 1690m; East Face feeds Malogo River tributary
East Face feeds Bago River tributary in Calatrava
East Face feeds head-source of Pandanon River
East Face feeds Bago River tributary in Calatrava
Major Peaks
Minor Peaks
          Peak
Marapara West Pk
Taytay-Duta Pk
      Altitude
1600m (5,248ft)
1200m (3,936ft)
                                               Annotations
First Mountaineering Ascent by an SB member with two guides (GBEC)
Also known as "Casa Grand"; SB-KSDM ascent on May 2000
SINGARONG BACKPACKERS
HOMEPAGE
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NOTES:
    SB - Singarong Backpackers
     Nonguided Exploratory Climb (NEC) - a climb of a peak by a party without guide and any substantial knowledge
                 of ascent-route
     First Mountaineering Ascent (FMA) - first ascent by a mountaineering party
     Second Mountaineering Asent (SMA) - seoond ascent by a mountaineering party
     First Ascent (FA) - first ascent by man
     Probable First Ascent - indicators such as absence of extant trail or eveidences of non-passage point to a possible
                  first ascent
     (?) - Uncertain; Unknown
     RAMS - Recoletos Association of Mountaineers
     crater-ridge - the high ridges of Mt Mandalagan, forming a half-crater with a break in the N facing Malogo River
     BBMS - Butlak-Banaag Mountaineering Society
     Guide-Backed Exploratory Climb (GBEC) - an exploratory climb with a guide acting as a team member who shares
                  ignorance of the ascent-route
     KSDM - Kaabyanan sa Dabok Mountaineers
ENTRANCES (JUMP-OFFS) IN NORTHERN NEGROS
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