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BASECAMP NEGROS : Our Home Ground...!

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CLUB HISTORY
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The Capitol : Symbol of Occidental Negros Province

 
 
 
 
 
                              This is Where we live, work, and Climb...! 
 
The island of Negros- the 4th largest island among the more than 7,107 islands that altogether comprise the entire sovereignty of the Republic of the Philippines, is home to the Negrense mountaineers.
Located as part of the Western Visayas area in Central Philippines, the island of Negros is composed of the Provinces of Occidental Negros and Oriental Negros. The Province of Occidental Negros- where the Club is based, has a total land area of 700,000 hectares (7,000 sq.km) and is also home to a population of about 2,2 M Negrenses.  There are 13 Chartered Cities and XX Municipalities in the Province of Occidental Negros, with the City of Bacolod as the Provincial capital.
 
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VISIT OCCIDENTAL NEGROS
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Tourism Attractions
Nature & Ecotourism

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The Pro-Cathedral of San Diego

 
Silay : A Living City Museum
 
A few minutes drive to some 15 km. away north of Bacolod is the City of Silay
Founded as a small settlement in the
mid-1800s, Silay eventually progressed during the late Spanish era to become the "Center of Culture" in the Province of Occidental Negros.
In 19XX, the City of Silay was proclaimed by the National Historical Commission as one of the two "living city museum" in the Philippines.
 
One of the natural points of interest in Silay is Patag Valley, located some 30 km. to the east of the City.
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Mt. Mandalagan viewed from Patag Valley

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Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park
 
Located in the north-central portion of the island of Negros, the Mt. Kanlaon National Park (MKNP) is one of the few remaining wilderness areas on the Island and in the country as well, and is probably the more popular destination for nature enthusiasts.  Mt. Canlaon Volcano (8,465-ft) is one of the most active in the country, and is also the highest peak in Central Philippines.
The volcanic summit-crater of the mountain is perhaps the most prominent feature of the Park, and is normally the basic objective of Park visitors, trekkers,campers, and mountaineers. 
Climbing to the summit of Mt. Canlaon, whether starting fron the Mambucal Resort or from the village of Guintubdan, is a physical challenge as well as a memorable wilderness experience.
 
 

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One of the "Lagunas" in the Park provides water for climbers

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A vintage steam loco of La Carlota Central

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A vintage steam engine on public display for visitors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Iron Dragons of Sugar
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Negros used to be known as the "Steam Paradise" of the Philippines among European and Australian steam locomotive enthusiasts. Widely known to
be the "sugar bowl" of the Philippines, the Province contributes more than 60 percent to the country's total sugar exports. 
The old steam locomotives have always been part and parcel of the sugar industry, and have played their part hauling cane sugar from the farms to the
factories.

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Sipalay City : 
The New Tourism Frontier of Southern Negros!
 
Driving down to the small City of Sipalay in southern Negros is approximately a 3-hour that covers an almost 200 km journey to the "New Tourism Frontier" of the Province. Here, the deep blue waters of the Sulu Sea beckons as still an "off-beaten-site" for diving enthusiasts.
Another interesting area to be visited is the site of the Maricalum Mines- in Barangay San Jose, once the source for Copper and Molybdenum ores in the Province.

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The golden sunset viewed on the shores of Sipalay

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