Piton des Neiges

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Piton des Neiges is the highest mountain on Reunion Island. The mountain is an old, eroded volcano, situated in the geologically older north central portion of the island. Three magnificent sheer-walled cirques surround the mountain, and its summit is often capped in snow. Many trails are maintained throughout the area, and the summit is a walk-up.

Elevation (feet): 10,700
Elevation (meters): 3,070
Continent: Africa
Country: Reunion
Range/Region: Reunion Island
Latitude: -21.0833
Longitude: 55.4833
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Volcanic status: Extinct
Nearest major airport: St. Denis, Rȵnion Island
Convenient Center: St. Denis, Reunion Island

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #5848 - by Karsten on Feb 13, 2002
    I've been on amazing Réunion between Sep,19th and Oct, 10th 2001. One of the "musts" there is to summit the "Roof of the Indian Ocean", the Piton des Neiges. I started from Cilaos at noon via Roche...
  • Log #5849 - by Mr. Lauri Leppik on July 26, 1999
    The end of March was not a bad time at all for trekking in Reunion, although this time of the year is not recommended by guidebooks (e.g. Lonely Planet). We were lucky, Davina (a tropical...
  • Log #5850 - by Paul Houx on Nov 10, 1998
    I was tired from the day before, ascending from gite de belouve. That day we first took a hike to the trou de fer (about 3 hours), but the mist kept us from actually seeing this giant waterfall. Just...