Day 9: To the basecamp of Piton des Neiges

Short and tough ascent to the Refuge de la Caverne Dufour

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Aufstieg zum Piton des Neiges

The next big challenge is the summit tour of Piton des Neiges, the highest mountain on the island and the Indian Ocean. Since, as you know by now, the sight is always best in the early morning hours, today we hike to the base camp, the Refuge de la Caverne Dufour, to climb the summit […]

Tag 7 und 8: Cilaos and a resting day in Cilaos

It’s about the journey, not the destination … isn’t it?

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Bartflechten

In the morning, the ascent from Marla (1629 m) to the Col du Taïbit (2081 m) is awaiting us. We start at 8 o’clock, step by step we ascend in serpentines until we reach a beautiful forest with mimosa trees. To our right is the mighty wall of the Rempart de Mafate. After 1 hour […]