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Mount Apo

 

a volcano on Mindanao Island (Philippines) on the western shore of Davao Gulf. Mount Apo is the highest point in the Philippines (2,965 m). It is in a solfatara stage, venting sulfurous gases, carbon dioxide, and steam. Mount Apo is located in Mount Apo National Park (about 77,000 hectares), where dense tropical evergreen dipterocarpous forests are preserved. Here dwell rare native and relict species of the Philippines, such as the monkey-eating or harpy eagle and the Echinosorex gimnurus.

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Besides Mt Ararat, Anqoudi has scaled Mt Toubkal in Morocco, Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp Trek (5,364m) in Nepal, Mt Apo (2,954m) in Philippines, Mt Fuji (3,776m) in Japan, Postokove Rock (4,700m) and Mt Cheget (3,150m) in Russia, Mt Kinabalu (4,095m) in Malaysia, Mt Bromo (3,229m) and Mt Semeru (3,667m) in Indonesia.
State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) has reportedly served a "formal notice of default and confiscation of performance bond" on Monday (December 11) to FDC Misamis Power Corporation of the Filinvest group relating to its independent power producer administrator (IPPA) contract on the 108-megawatt Mt Apo geothermal power plant in Mindanao.
The worth of irrevocable standby letter of credit that it posted relating to the Mt Apo asset had been at P400 million; and that was issued then by East West Banking Corporation.
The conflagration, which reportedly was caused by a Mt Apo camper who failed to extinguish a campfire last week, has so far burnt down an estimated 300 hectares of the forest.
There are two climbing seasons to Mt Apo. Aside from the annual summer climb, mountaineers can also scale the 2,954-meter potentially-active stratovolcano that traverses Kidapawan, Makilala, and Magpet in North Cotabato; and Bansalan, Digos, and Sta.
Recently, he viewed the Philippines' highest mountain called Mt Apo in Davao.
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In 2004, the Marubeni Energy Services Corporation (MESC), a Japanese firm that operates and maintains the Mindanao 1 Geothermal Plant in Mindanao's Mt Apo, supported PEF's first programme to return Philippine eagles to their natural habitat.
At the time, Kabayan, a Philippine Eagle, became the first captive-bred eagle released in the deep forests of Mt Apo. But the project ended when the eagle died after it was electrocuted in 2004.