Thursday, August 23, 2012


Ivan participated in 87 climbs and has conquered 44 mountains:

 Mts. Pundaquit (3), Samat (2), Makiling (2), Maculot (4), Pico de Loro (10), Marami (2), Manalmon (6), Batulao (4), Romelo (2), Tagapo (3), Kutad, Gulugod Baboy (4), Manabu (2), Sembrano (2), Humarap (3), Sombrero, Gordon, Balagbag (4), Ampacao, Bituin, Daguldol (2), Gola, Bagong Bali, Bungkol Baka, Hibok Hibok, Talamitam (2), Sto Tomas, Cabuyao, Banoi, Tangisan, Pinagbanderahan, Daraitan, Biasong and Linabo

Mts. Tarak (2), Cristobal Traverse (2), Arayat Traverse, Pulag (2), Makiling Traverse, Tapulao, Apo, Ugu, Humalophop and Damas

Ivan has also participated in one of the great Cordillera traverses where he traversed to 23 more mountains: Mts. Komunal, Kabilisan, Indupit, Yabnong, Bundao, Samiento, Sad-ngat, Sabuyak, Bauwek, Carao, Sadel, Pagal, Bakuyan, Pigingan, Yabis, Timal, Sawmill, Bukol, Badjao, Sadjatan, Anawang, Letbek and Busdi

BP Ivan on top of Luzon's summit: Mt. Pulag

Ivan is the first BP Lead, having the most experience in travelling and climbing mountains in the group. His vision for The BACKPACKERS is for the group to travel and explore all 80 provinces in the Philippines and meet/collaborate/climb with several bloggers/freelance climbers and mountaineering groups. 

Ivan founded and served as The BACKPACKERS Lead from 2010 - 2014.
He was awarded BACKPACKER of the Year 2011.

BP Ivan and a refreshment in the middle of a Mt. Gulugod Baboy cimb

Mt. Romelo Traverse in 2010
Ivan in his patriotic jacket on top of Mt. Gulugod Baboy
Ivan and the famous Mt. Pico de Loro monolith
Ivan's third time at Mt. Batulao was with The BACKPACKERS
Mt. Arayat's tricky descent from the White Rock
@ Mt. Manalmon summit
G is for Mt. Gola
Yey for The BACKPACKERS Resbak Climb at Mt. Maculot
At the crater lake of Mt. Hibok Hibok in Mindanao!
At Mt. Tagapo's summit
At Mt. Batulao Traverse' roped segment
Enjoying Mt. Ugu Traverse
The historic Mt. Pinagbanderahan in Quezon province


  1. Hi Ivan! Remember me? Reena from NCO Xbox 360 days? Hinahanap ka namin ni Mike Palmon on FB di ka namin makita... Hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Hello Reena!!! You can e-mail me your facebook account at
      Hope to hear from you and Mike soon! We have lots of catching up to do! :-)