11 Facts About Erwin Emata


Erwin Emata's achievement was recognized by then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she conferred Emata with the Order of Lakandula with the special class of Champion for Life.


Erwin Emata became a resident of Tagum and lives with his wife, Mary Ann, who is a mountain climber.


Erwin Emata has a son who became the youngest person to summit Mount Apo when they climbed it.


Erwin Emata is a mountaineer known for being the second Filipino to reach the peak of Mount Everest in 2006.


Erwin Emata is a member of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition and the Marco Polo Mountaineering Club-Davao.


Erwin Emata has climbed popular peaks in Europe and Asia.


On May 18,2006, at 5:54 am, Erwin Emata reached the top of Mount Everest after leaving Camp 4 of Everest with a sherpa from Nepal at 9:45 pm.

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Erwin Emata was planned to be a backup just in case Oracion did not make it to the peak.


In 2008, Erwin Emata joined a six-man team to participate in the Hillary-Tenzing Mount Everest Marathon.


Erwin Emata organized and participated in the Paradise Trail Run 2009 in Davao Region.


Erwin Emata became part of the Balangay Expedition Team as they ride three boats that recollected the voyage of seafaring Filipinos during the period before the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.