The highest point in Mauritius

On a perfectly warm Sunday, with a gentle breeze blowing, I started a hike up Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire.

The path was clear, shrouded by trees and a little bit slippery in places.

The first view point one the South West and Le Morne Brabant

After about 90 minutes I was close to the peak and took some photos of the view inland to the Gorge showing a few waterfalls.

Black River Gorges

A few big, slippery puddles later and I reached the steep, rocky part with guide ropes to help the climb to the peak.

30 metres later, I was on the peak, 828m above sea level and it was worth every step.

Riviere Noire

Looking East across the Gorge

Time to start the climb down .. and a late lunch!

The walk, up and down, took about 4 hours with stops to take photos and enjoy the views especially at the top.

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