Cilaos - Piton des Neiges

Walking/pedestrian at Cilaos
  • Several paths take you to the Piton des Neiges refuge (also known as the Dufour cave refuge). This is by far the shortest, the least difficult, and paradoxically the easiest. The other possibilities are Cap Anglais, the path coming from the Bélouve refuge, the Duvernay forest road path, the Mare à Boue path, the Jacky Inard path and the Kerveguen path.rnThe last part of the Piton des Neiges climb is not as easy as it seems. On the one hand the temperature is very low and the feeling of cold is made worse by the icy wind which very often blows there in the morning. You need to take very warm clothing and if possible wool gloves. On the other hand this is not a traditional path and progress is slowed down by the large stones that you have to jump over. Despite everything, this hike will leave you with a lasting memory and a great feeling of satisfaction.rn
  • Difference in height
    1662.44 m
  • Equipment
    Gourd, raincoat, hiking shoes, warm clothes, energy food, sunscreen.
  • Documentation
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  • Fait en descente

    Arrivés par la plaine des cafres, passé une nuit au sommet, nous sommes redescendu par le bloc. Rude ! Descente éprouvante pour les genoux. Je ne regrette pas de l'avoir fait en descente plutôt qu'en montée !