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The Guide

Engr. Albert C. Gabriel  an Electronics & Communications Engineer by profession but his  passion is adventure, nature and photography.

A  mountaineer for more than a decade , a surfer for 7 years and created the Telecommunications Ecological and Adventure Klab ( TEAK) in Davao City.

His  active life-style and adventures leads him  to the beautiful wonders and views of his  country such as mountains, water falls ,white beaches in its natural state and the rich culture of the people specially in Davao Province where Mt. Apo is situated in which he photographs and documents each and every one of them.

Presently , he climbs mountains within Asia organizes and guides  Adventure trips to Mt. Apo and around the country and some parts in Asia for both foreign and local tourist. Last December , 2008 he brought to the summit the youngest foreigner( Singaporean) to ever climb it at age of 8 using Sibulan, Sta. Cruz Trail ( the Most Technical Trail open)  and on March 7-9, 2011 he successfully brought up the oldest Foreigner  Pavel Sedivy ( Czech) at age 65 to climb Mt. Apo using Boulders trail .

Here are some of his Credentials :

*President-Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao Inc.(2010-2012)

*Chairman – Sta. Cruz Council for Tourism Culture And Arts (2005-2007)Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director1st Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ,April 26-27,2008Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director2nd Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ,April 29-30,2008
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director3rd Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ,April 29-30,2010
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director4th Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ( 1st International),April 29-30,2011
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director5th Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ( 2nd International),April 28-29,2012
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director6th Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge ( 3rd International),April 27-28,2013
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director7th Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge April 26-27,2014
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*Race Director– 8th Mt.Apo Boulder Face Challenge April 25-26,2015
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines

*External-Vice President (Present)
Mindanao Mountaineering Community
Davao City, Philippines

*Vice-Chairman for Eco-Tourism ( Presentl)
Sta. Cruz Council for Tourism Culture And Arts
Sta. Cruz,Davao del Sur, Philippines


24 Responses to The Guide

  1. Carlos -- DavaoTraveler.com

    Whenever we receive inquiries from visitors of our website (http://www.DavaoTraveler.com) who are looking for highland adventures, we never hesitate to refer him to Albert.

    Albert, congratulations on your new website! This is absolutely a big help for anyone looking to conquer the majestic Mount Apo.

    And if you are that adventurous soul who wanted to commune with Davao’s might mountain, you know whom to get in touch with. Let Albert Gabriel be your guide — you’ll be in good hands!

  2. Vince - worldstopjobs.com

    Kudos bro on you new website!!

    Keep it up… Be a No. 1 guide. 🙂

  3. kaz clarke

    i am in davao may 2013, want to do mt Apo in 2/3 days no slower.
    can you fit me in?

  4. Benj

    keep it up sir. you and you’re team are very great! we had fun and enjoyed every moment in apo kudos to you
    ps please add a like like in facebook so we could promote you.

  5. Adrian Abenes

    Thank you Sir Albert for the wonderful experience!

    Mt. Apo
    March 15-17, 2013
    Via Sibulan – Kidapawan Traverse Trail

  6. lotis

    Sir Albert was our guide in Mt. Apo last April 2012. A very cool guy, professional, accomodating and fun to be with. Thank you for keeping us safe during the climb Sir. Nice photos btw. God bless.

    Highly recommended:)

  7. Rachel Vidmar

    Hello Engr. ALBERT C. GABRIEL,
    My husband and I are American teachers living in China.
    We are traveling to the Philippines for the Winter, and climbing Mt. Apo is on our must-do list!
    We would like to book a tour for the first or second week of February, 2014. Do you have availability?
    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Rachel and Benjamin

  8. Eva

    Hi gwapo!
    It was an amazing trip this weekend!
    Thanks a lot for the guidance and wonderful moments at Mt Apo.
    For sure, will come back soon for the long 4-days hike or Boulder Race…
    If you are in Manila, don’t hesitate to contact me!
    I cannot offer such a nature trip but an alternative urban Manila trip 😉
    Cheers,
    Eva

  9. Elmer Relente

    Hi Albert,

    The climb we just had, May1-3, 2014, to Mt. Apo has been that exciting, memorable and rewarding because of your support, sharing, and wisdom. You are truly gifted to bridge enthusiasts, environment advocates and adventurous people to achieve their dreams.

    The climb to me is personal. A wish come true. A truly emotional activity that can make me say ‘at last’!

    Please continue and spread the “good news”.

    • Gabo'

      Sir Elmer,

      It was my honor sir to be with you on the climb of your life which was long overdue ,,but Congratulations you really made it.

      Albert

  10. Nikki Lou

    Hi Mr. Albert!

    Before I send you the long version of my account, just want to say thanks to you and your group especially Roy for making our wish to scale our country’s highest, come true. The climb last April 10-12 was blessed with cooperative weather and a most amazing sunrise seen from the summit of the country’s highest. Truly I thank God for leading me to your site and your group. More power!

  11. karin

    Hi!

    My name is Karin. I will travel to the Phillipine Islands in Nov. this year. Me and my cousine would like to go on a guided tour on Mt Apo. Can you offer a tour between Nov. 8th and Nov. 22nd?

    What gear do we need for this tour?
    (Btw. it didn’t work via your contact site)

    Thanks for your help and kind regards,
    Karin

  12. Ramir Reamico

    Hi, can you give us a quote on a hiking trip to Mt. Apo. There will be a total of 2 going. The trip is going to start July 14 to July 18. Thanks!

    • Gabo'

      Hello Ramir,
      Below are the details far a climb of 2 Pax:

      Package Cost: P 6,500.00 each

      Package Inclusion:

      • Permit to Climb and Exit Fee
      • Climb Certificate
      • Guide Fee
      · Equipment Rentals for Tent, Sleeping Bag, Trekking Pole, Mess Kit and Stove with fuel
      • Meals for the duration of the Climb (dinner on the 1st Day Up to Lunch on Day 3)
      • Porter Fee for the Food and Staff in the Package
      * 1 Night Hotel Accommodation ( DCounter Executive Dormitel)
      • Mt. Apo souvenir T-Shirt

      Note:
      * If You hire 1 personal porter to carry your personal things additional P 2,000.00 for the whole duration of the climb.

      Reminders:

      * Please be reminded to do some jogging and stretching at least 30 minutes a day 2 weeks
      before the climb to be fit
      • Pls be informed that the temperature could drop to 1 degrees so kindly prepare appropriate layering ( Fleece and Jacket)
      that could withstand to that temperature to get warm.
      Kindly bring rain coat or poncho since it might rain within the day of our climb, hopefully well
      have a good weather.
      • And dont forget to bring trail food for you to nibble while Trekking

      * Also please Bring the following:
      1. Bonnet /head gear
      2.Raincoat/poncho
      3.personal Meds
      4.gloves for trekking( construction gloves with rubber coating is recommended)
      5. Flashlight/torch
      6.Toiletries.
      7. Trail Foods( Chocolate, biscuits and etc)
      8. Water Bottle (at least 1 Liter)

      Meal Plan:

      Day 1

      Dinner : Sinigang Baboy with Rice /Iced Tea

      Day 2
      Break Fast: Luncheon Meat with Rice with HOt Choco/ Tea/ Coffee
      Lunch: Adobo with Rice
      Dinner: Pasta on Tomato sauce with Tuna and Iced tea

      Day 3
      Break Fast: Corned Beef with Rice with HOt Choco/ Tea/ Coffee
      Lunch: Canned Tuna On Rice

      Itinerary

      July 15,2015 Day 1
      5:00 AM Meet at GSIS Landbank
      5:15 am ETD for Jump off point at Sitio Baruring via Digos-Kapatagan Road (Bus and Motorcycle))
      7:10am ETA Kapatagan, Buy Pack Lunch and have breakFast
      7:30am Depart for Baruring
      8:00am ETA Baruring (1,141 MASL) Start Trekking
      8:30pm ETA Colan
      9:00am ETA Tumpis
      Lunch On the Trail
      3:00PM ETA Tinikaran camp2
      3:45pm Pitch tent, dinner
      08:00pm Lights Off

      July 16,2015 Day 2
      04:45am Wake Up Call
      05:00am Prepare breakfast/packed lunch and fetch water
      7:00am Ascend Summit via Boulders ,Mini Rock Tower, Gabroq E-Camp ,
      Botoy”s Ridge or 87 degrees)
      Lunch on the trail
      3:00PM ETA Summit(Davao Side , 2,920Masl)
      04:00pm Pitch tent,
      5:15PM Peak Hopping and sunset watching
      6:30PM dinner
      08:00pm Lights Off

      July 17,2015 Day 3
      04:45am Wake Up Call
      05:00am Peak Hopping and Experience sunrise at peak
      07:00am Prepare breakfast/packed lunch and fetch water
      08:30am Break camp and back to Baruring via Boulders, Tinikaran Camp 1 & 2 & Tumpis. Lunch on trail
      04:00pm ETA Tumpis
      05:00pm ETA Baruring
      05:45pm ETA Kapatagan.
      9:00pm ETA Davao.

      To Confirm your booking po, a deposit of P 1,000.00 each is needed to cover the permit and other expenses.
      You can send your deposit on this Bank Info:

      Recipient Name: ALBERT C. GABRIEL
      Recipient Contact Number: 0998 9799880
      Recipient Address: Astorga, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
      Recipient Bank Account Number: 3260072181
      Recipient Bank Branch Name: BDO Quirino Branch, Davao City

      or you can send it through Western Union

      A confirmation mail will sent to you once you make the deposit and Application forms will be emailed to you to fill-up.
      Also, a medical cert is needed for you to submit upon during your briefing here in Davao together with the package balance.

      Kindly send an e-mail or text me on
      this mobile no. +63 917 556 0499/ +63 0998 9799880 for more inquiries and clarifications.

      Albert
      mtapoadventures.com

  13. Allan and Dom

    Hi Engr. Albert. Thank you very much for guiding us in climbing Mt. Apo. You presented us the mountain with enthusiasm for us to appreciate it very well. ” Dili jud nako ni makalimtan na experience kuya. Ganahan nako mulaag mo explore ug laing lugar. Salamat kaayo kuya Albert”. Allan from Maco, ComVal

    From my side, i would like to thank you a lot, Albert, you are professional guide, you enjoy the mountain and you know how to transfert your enthousiasm and experience to your guests. I have still some “pamaol” ‘3 days after but this is “good” pain due to the effort i did. I will recommend you to the friends from my country who like doing trekking…
    Dominique from France

  14. Al

    Great Guide!

    He caters to your every needs, including personal stuff.
    Salamat Sir!

  15. Miss Free Spirit

    Sir Albert is gifted with courage, smartness, intelligence, enthusiasm, confidence and bravery and Im looking forward for more adventure climb with him. Thank you to you and to your team especially kuya Nonoy for helping me reach my dream birthday. More power to all of you guys!

    • Gabo'

      Maam Hankie,

      It was a pleasure to bring you up to Mt. Apo specially that it was your Birth day climb and you great the day with an awesome Sunrise.
      God Bless you po,,,

      Albert

  16. Era

    Hi Sir Albert! thank you for guiding us all- through out our trek to Mt. Apo last Dec 27-29, 2015, no matter how slow-paced I was during the climb, still I was able to climb the roof of the Philippines. Extend my best regards to the rest of your team. That won’t be my last climb to Mt. Apo, for sure! So, see you on my next climb!

    • Gabo'

      Maam,

      It was my pleasure to be of service po,, hope to see you soon,,
      Waiting for your article po,,hehehehe.

      Albert

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