MOUNT PUTING BATO: Samal Island’s Highest Point

I never consider myself as a mountain hiker least a proficient mountaineer. I’ve always thought mountain hiking is a very tedious form of outdoor activity. Dull and dreary, I assumed. So, whenever I got invites for mountain climbing, I courteously declined. Surprisingly, one unplanned trip took me to the highest point of an Island that changed my whole lackluster impression about mountain climbing. It was a day hike that carried me away to instantly fall in love with the mountains. And from then on, I have always liked to conquer the thrill of great heights. This I give credit to the day I made my first unforgettable climb to MOUNT PUTING BATO of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaGoS).Mount Puting Bato is located in Barangay Guilon in the Island Garden City of Samal, a component city of Davao del Norte Province. Standing at a towering height of 1,345 feet (410m) above sea level, Mount Puting Bato is the Island’s highest point. Being the highest summit, it is one of most popular destinations in the Island and home to many climbing expeditions of many mountain climbers and enthusiasts. Continue reading “MOUNT PUTING BATO: Samal Island’s Highest Point”


WELCOME! You’ve just come across a travel journal of Traveling Nomad that hopes to chronicle series of humble travels and exciting journeys to the best kept secrets of the 7,107 Island of the Philippines and perhaps the world. My name is OLAN and I am your humble “Travel Teller”.

The Travel Teller is also a Shutter Bug.

Cliché, life is a journey. A voyage. So does mine. I believe there is a “traveler” in all of us waiting to be ignited. Waiting to be pushed. But once it fired up, it is incredibly unstoppable. The travel continues. The travel goes on and on. And on. Believe me, I’ve experienced all these. Continue reading “MEET THE TRAVEL TELLER”