March 14, 2012

Scaled: Osmeña Peak in Cebu

It was always my dream to scale Osmeña Peak.

That dream started when I was still in high school when I learned that Osmeña Peak is the highest point of Cebu.


That dream came true when Roy and I scaled Osmeña Peak on the afternoon of February 19, 2012 as a part of our 2-day Cebu South Adventures.

Osmeña Peak is just a very minor climb (from a mountaineer's point of view). No wonder, it is called a peak and not a mountain. From Mantalongon, Dalaguete, you have the choice to either ride a habal-habal (PhP25) or to walk to the foot of Osmeña Peak. And it will only take you 15 to 20 minutes going up the peak.


As I have learned, Osmeña Peak was named in honor of the famous Osmeña clan of Cebu.

The view on top was very great!

You can see "jagged hills", rock formations, cliffs, islands, and towns on your 360-degree view on the peak.



We really enjoyed the feeling being on top of Cebu!


So, if you are a climbing enthusiast, I challenge you to scale Osmeña Peak too.

Climb high!

10 comments:

  1. nice! hope to climb Opeak too! sana soon! thanks for sharing your experience! :)

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    1. Sir, it's really nice up there. At ang dali lang..

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  2. ang ganda po talaga ng osmena peak!

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    1. Yeah, that's really true! The view up there is spectacular!

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  3. The view at O Peak is just awesome! :)

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    1. Yes, it is spectacular and amazing indeed!

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  4. Hi, pwede ra d i lakawon from Mantalongon Market going to the foot of OPeak? So pila ka hours xa tanan ang walk from Mantalongon Market, esp. for a beginner like me. God bless. #hopingtoclimbOpeak

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    1. Hello, Hannah! Yeah, some climbers hike from Mantalongon market to foot and summit O-Peak. But it's quite far. I guess you need at least 45 minutes to 1 hour hike from the market to the foot. But you can get a habal-habal and pay P50 for one-way. The driver will wait for you at the foot of the peak.

      And yes, you can climb O-Peak! You can, really! :)

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