A Week into the Wild: What We Found in Walking Across Aklan and Antique Mountain Ranges for 7 Days

Somewhere in Aklan-Antique border.

More than the famous powdery white sand beach of Boracay Island, many parts of Aklan remain hidden and untouched. The province of Aklan, particularly the towns of Libacao and Madalag, is home to numerous unexplored mountain ranges; a potential mountaineering destination in the country. The highest mountain in Aklan, Mt. Nausang (locals call it Mt. Maylomay), has just been explored by AMSI (Antique Mountaineering Society Inc.) in May. Mount Nausang is 1,464 MASL. It’s summit is located in Panipiason, Madalag, Aklan and it’s ranges extend up to Oyang, Libacao, Aklan. Inspired by the exploration of AMSI in Mt. Nausang, Richard and I attempted a hike traversing Mt. Nausang from its ranges in Libacao, Aklan to it’s summit in Panipiason, Madalag and connect it to Mt. Madjaas in Antique. The hike was our personal endeavor, fuelled by our strong passion for exploration.

With the friendly people of Baranggay Oyang and staff of DENR, Aklan With our guides before we left Baranggay Oyang, Libacao, Aklan Crossing the Aklan River in a bamboo raft, commonly used by locals for river crossing. Aklan river running from the mountains of Libacao all the way to Kalibo On the first night of our

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