What It's Like Exploring and Scaling Mt. Balabag in Idio, Sebaste, Antique Traverse to Yawan, Ibajay, Aklan

The breathtaking sight from the view deck of Mt. Balabag at sunrise

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” -Confucius

Blessed with plethora of stunning natural landscapes and seascapes, it’s not surprising that the province of Antique located in the Island of Panay is one of the new eco-adventure destinations in the country. With its pristine mountains, largely untouched forests and unique biodiversity, it is also becoming a favorite destination of hikers as well as local and international researchers. In fact, the three highest and toughest mountains in the island popularly tagged as the ‘Panay Trilogy’ comprised of Mt. Madjaas, Mt. Nangtud and Mt. Baloy are generally located in Antique. While hiking activities are concentrated in the trilogy mountains, there are still many ranges in the northwest part of the province that are left unexplored by mountaineers and one of them is located in Barangay Idio, town of Sebaste.

Mt. Balabag with it’s peak blanketed by clouds

Every time I’m traveling to and from Antique, I’m always seeing this majestic mountain that lies just north of Mt. Madjaas. I haven’t seen any documentation or photos featuring it and whenever I look up to its rocky exposed peak, the desire

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