Pico Duarte Trip Report (#19311)
- Signed By: Tom Talpey
- Date submitted: September 27, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Led by Dr. Henri Liogier, director of the Botanic Garden in Santon Domingo, a group of seven of us, plus mules and handlers, climbed Pico Duarte during Easter Week in 1976. Dr. Liogier was 60 years old at the time. He was accompanied by his wife and two children under the age of ten, plus a nephew about 12. My wife and I went along with the group. We stayed in tents the first night and at a shelter below the peak on the second and third nights. The weather was fine until we got near the peak, and then it turned cloudy with fog. We got glimpses of La Pelona through the clouds, but not much more. It rained all the way down and we were glad that we were on mules for the descent, as they have four feet vs. our two and are much safer in slippery, muddy trails.