Piton d'Anchaing

Walking/pedestrian at Salazie
  • Piton d'Anchaing is connected to the story of two slaves: Anchaing, the legendary “marron” (runaway) slave of Reunion Island, and Héva his companion. Anchaing loved a young slave girl called Héva, and they decided one day to flee the brutality of their masters. They took refuge on the summit of a mountain believed to be inaccessible which today bears the name Piton d'Anchaing (or Enchaing). They lived by fishing, hunting and farming, and had several children. Pursued by a hunter named Bronchard, he captured Anchaing, Héva and their children and brought them back to their master. Some say that since the master was dead, his daughter freed the two slaves and their children. Other versions say that Bronchard killed Anchaing and brought Héva and her children home to her master. Beyond the story itself, Anchaing and Héva make up Reunion’s tale of the desire for freedom and the struggle required to achieve it.
  • Difference in height
    691.08 m
  • Equipment
    Gourd, raincoat, Hiking shoes, Energy food, Sunscreen, Flashlight, Hat, Detailed maps.
  • Documentation
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  • Y'a plus sûrement plus simple

    Beau point de vue arrivé en haut (mais peu de point vue au cours de la montée) mais ça peut être dur pour des gens n'ayant pas l'habitude. Je pense avoir une bonne condition physique et l'habitude de randonner mais c'est pas la plus simple surtout la descente qui doit être très glissante par temps de pluie avec quelques passages étroits qui peuvent en impressionner certains (on ne s'en pas forcément compte à la montée). Pour ceux qui veulent monter et pique-niquer là-haut continuer jusqu'à la clairière qui surplombe Hell-Bourg et Salazie. A éviter avec des enfants.

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  • Pas terrible

    A eviter, d'autres randonnées sont mieux à la réunion.

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