mt. irid: itinerary

Mt. Irid Preparation

Mt. Irid is located in Tanay, Rizal, it is part of Sierra Madre Range. It is one of the highest mountain in Tanay if not the highest. In order for you to climb Mt. Irid you have to prepare some important things that are required by the LGU. Also, I posted some reminders and concerns for your guidance.

To view our Mt. Irid experience pls do visit

mt. irid: the road to leeches and river crossing 1st Day and

mt. irid: gateway to mossy forest 2nd Day

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Things needed

  • Written letter of Intent to Climb Mt. Irid addressed to Mayor  Rafael A. Tanjuatco
  • Coordinate with the locals for the permit (you may contact Pedrito “Pitoy” Campus at 09193265454
  • Contact a local jeepney that you can charter from Cogeo to Sta. Ines or ask kuya “Pitoy”
  • Once you arrive make a courtesy call to the detachment in Sta. Ines

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mt. irid: gateway to mossy forest

Mt. Irid: 2nd Day

Sitio Sadlak, Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal
Jump-off: Brgy. Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal
1,475 + MASL (According to Altimeter reading)

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This is what happened on the second day of our climb to Mt. Irid, a continuation to
mt. irid: the road to leeches and river crossing.
Tired, Happy and Fulfilled that’s how we felt before we bid goodnight to each other. We had a very sound sleep, thanks to the coldness of the night. It was like we were being drag to a deeper sleep all through the night.

Right before the dawn breaks, we were awaken by the commotion made by the stevedores preparing their breakfast. It was 4:00am in my watch so I woke up the same with others. We started preparing our breakfast, corned beef, rice, bread, coffee, tuna, spam etc.. Continue reading

mt. irid: the road to leeches and river crossing

Mt. Irid 1st Day

Sitio Sadlak, Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal
Jump-off: Brgy. Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal
1,475 + MASL (According to Altimeter reading)

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Here I am again wondering where to go and haven’t decided yet if I will to climb Mt. Irid on the weekends of August 9 and 10. I have no plans for the weekend except for the invite from a friend to climb this unfamiliar terrain. I haven’t checked Mt. Irid nor I have the desire to search it over the internet. Friday afternoon I decided to give it a go, my friend Raymund sent me the itinerary but it was vague. Anyway, I still packed my things and the necessities for the climb except that I have not read to not bring a tent. Arrggh additional weight! Continue reading