Friday, 16 August 2013

day 2.PITON DES NEIGES.12/08/13


Summit just before sunrise
This was the highlight of our cirque hiking trip
When we looked out at 0415and saw clear skies and stars we were so pleased.all 8 in tent bungalow got up ,for early climb to summit.we started about 4.45
A sready 2hour climb to top in dark,head torches lighting up the trail,with white paint markers,and glistening ice
Arrived at summit before sunrise.scenary in predawn was amazing.the obligatory cairn with prayer flag pole  added to the great atmosphere.about a dozen before us,maybe. 50 after

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