Moont Apo

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Moont Apo
  • The Grandfather o Philippine Moontains
  • Apo Sandawa
  • Mindanao Moontain
  • Bundok Apo
The Ring of Mt. Apo.jpg
Moont Apo, 2015
Heichest pynt
Elevation2,954 m (9,692 ft) [1][2]
Prominence2,954 m (9,692 ft) [1]
Ranked 98th
Isolation905 kilometres (562 mi)
Coordinates6°59′15″N 125°16′15″E / 6.98750°N 125.27083°E / 6.98750; 125.27083Coordinates: 6°59′15″N 125°16′15″E / 6.98750°N 125.27083°E / 6.98750; 125.27083[1]
Moont Apo is locatit in Mindanao
Moont Apo
Moont Apo
Moont Apo is locatit in Philippines
Moont Apo
Moont Apo
Parent rangeApo–Talomo
Age o rockPliocene-Quaternary[3]
Muntain teepStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltCentral Mindanao Arc
Last eruptionUnknown
First ascent1880 by Joaquin Rajal, govrenor o Davao; Joseph Montano, a French anthropologist; Jesuit missionary Father Mateo Gisbert, etc.[4][5]
Easiest routeKidapawan-Magpet Trail[6]

Moont Apo (Cebuano: Bukid Apo; Tagalog: Bundok Apo) is a lairge solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano on the island o Mindanao, Philippines. Wi an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level, it is the heichest moontain in the Philippine Archipelago an is locatit atween Davao Ceety an Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato in Region XII. The peak owerluiks Davao Ceety 45 kilometers (28 mi) tae the northeast, Digos 25 kilometers (16 mi) tae the sootheast, an Kidapawan 20 kilometers (12 mi) tae the wast.

The first twa attempts tae reach Mt. Apo's summit ended in failure: that o Jose Oyanguren (1852) and Señor Real (1870). The first recordit successful expedeetion wis led bi Don Joaquin Rajal in October 10, 1880. Prior tae the climb, Rajal haed tae secure the permission of the Bagobo chieftain, Datu Manig. It is said that the Datu demanded that human sacrifice be made tae please the god Mandarangan. But the datu agreed tae waive this demand, an the climb commencit on October 6, 1880, succeeding five days later.[citation needit] Syne then, numerous expeditions follaed. These an mair are describit in colourful narrations by Fr. Miguel Bernad, S.J.

On Mey 9, 1936, Moont Apo wis declared as a naitional pairk bi Preses Manuel L. Quezon.[7]

Mt. Apo is said tae be named efter a nobleman named Apong, who wis killed while mediating the battle atween twa suitors o his daughter Saribu. Apo in various local leids mean "grandfather", "master", "grandson", an "wise elder".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Philippines Mountain Ultra-Prominence". Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  2. (2011-04-06). "The World Factbook – Philippines". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved on 2011-03-14.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named UNESCO-Apo
  4. Montano, Dr. Joseph. "Voyage Aux Philippines et en Malaisie", p. 246. Labrairie Hechette, Paris, 1886.
  5. Maso, Miguel Saderra. "Volcanoes and Seismic Centers of the Philippines", p.27. Department of Commerce and Labor, 1904.
  6. (2007-10-08). "Mt. Apo/Kidapawan-Magpet Trail". Pinoy Mountaineer. Retrieved on 2011-04-23.
  7. "Proclamation No. 59; Reserving, Setting Apart, and Designating as Mount Apo National Park for Park Purposes for the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People of the Philippines the Parcel of Public Domain, Situated in the Municipal District of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, and Municipal District of Guianga and Municipality of Santa Cruz, Province of Davao, Island of Mindanao". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines. 9 May 1936. Retrieved 9 March 2016.

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