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Piton des Neiges Guided Ascent, Reunion Island

Join Olivier, an IFMGA certified guide, to the summit of the Piton des Neiges via the spectacular Gros Morne edge, where you can see the Cilaos Cirque.

Mountain RangePiton des Neiges
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Join me to the summit of the Piton des Neiges (3,070m).

The top of this massive Volcano is the highest point on Reunion Island. It is also the highest peak in all of the islands in the Indian Ocean. Hence, why reaching the summit is such an incredible experience, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life.

This adventure takes 1 1/2 day.

We will make our way to the top of the Piton des Neiges by way of the Gros Morne Edge. From this mighty edge, you will be able to see the entire island. During the trek, we will also make our way through a special area full of protected and exotic birds called the Petrels de Barreau. Finally, after reaching the top of the Piton des Neiges, you will be able to see the magical town and commune of Cilaos Cirque.

No climbing experience is necessary for this trip. However, you should be in good physical condition because the route is very long. But with every step you take you will get closer to one of the greatest views you will ever see.

There is a reason people from all over the world come to this tiny island made entirely of volcanic rock. It’s beauty is unparalleled. So seize the chance to see the entire thing from its highest peak. Let me guide you to the top of the Piton des Neiges, and see this incredible island from its crown.

I’ll be awaiting your request.

And if you would like to take a brief, 4 hour climbing course for beginners on La Montagne not far from the Piton des Neiges, you can take it with me here.


A night in the Piton des Neiges refuge, or a bivouac on the higher summit of the island is necessary the day before the ascension.

More info

- Photos/video of your trip will be provided. - Equipment provided will include: helmet, harness, descender, carabiners and climbing shoes. - The trip lasts for 1 1/2 day.



About the guide

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I've worked for more than 20 years as mountain rescuer in PGHM in the Alps, Pyrenees and Réunion. Now I devote my time to make you discover in all safety the hidden and wild beauty of the Réunion island. I want to share with you my passion for mountain sports.
I hold the following professional certifications that allow me to supervise mountain sports: UIAGM/IFMGA high mountain guide, canyoning instructor (DEJEPS canyoning) and climbing instructor (DEJEPS climbing and DEJEPS climbing in natural environments).
The Réunion island is known mainly for its magnificent coasts and beaches and the volcano "Piton de la Fournaise". But it's also filled with magnificent natural sites, wild and preserved, that I will help you to discover.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 392 each

Group of 2

EUR 196 each

Group of 3

EUR 196 each

Group of 4

EUR 196 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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