Mount Apo

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Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large solfataric, dormant stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level, it is the highest-mountain in the Philippine Archipelago, Mindanao and 24th-highest peak of an island on Earth. Located between Davao City and Davao del Sur in the Davao Region, and Cotabato in Soccsksargen, Mount Apo is the most-prominent mountain in the Philippines. The peak overlooks from Davao City 45 kilometers (28 mi) to the northeast, Digos 25 kilometers (16 mi) to the southeast, and Kidapawan 20 kilometers (12 mi) to the west. It is a protected area and a Natural Park of the Philippines.[8]

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Mount Apo
  • Apo Sandawa
  • Bundok Apo
Mount Apo as viewed from Davao City. Mt. Apo lies in the background, while the more massive but shorter Mt. Talomo is in the foreground.
Highest point
Elevation2,954 m (9,692 ft)[1][2]
Prominence2,954 m (9,692 ft)[1]
Ranked 99th
Isolation905 km (562 mi) 
to Fuyul Sojol 
Coordinates6°59′15″N 125°16′15″E[1]
Mount Apo
Mount Apo
Parent rangeApo–Talomo
Age of rockPliocene-Quaternary[3]
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltThe Central Mindanao Volcanic Arc (CMVA) is a volcanically-active region in the southern Philippines.
Last eruptionUnknown, “Holocene” [4] (Fumarolic, potentially active)
First ascent1880 by Joaquin Rajal, governor of Davao; Joseph Montano, a French anthropologist; Jesuit missionary Father Mateo Gisbert, etc.[5][6]
Easiest routeKidapawan-Magpet Trail[7]