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St.lucia Magazine, Caribbean Travel Made Affordable

St.lucia Magazine, Caribbean Travel Made Affordable

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Towering nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, the majestic peak of Gros Piton, along with its twin peak Petit Piton, dominates the western coast of St Lucia. The lush green slopes of these pyramid shaped icons rise abruptly from the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean, filling the adventurous traveler with wanderlust. In fact, the first time we saw photographs of these spectacular landmarks we made up our minds to climb at least one, if not both of the peaks. Upon researching the climbs, we discovered that only Gros Piton (2,619 feet), the taller of the two volcanic mountains, is sanctioned by the government as a legal climb. Therefore, we headed for St Lucia in hopes of reaching the summit of Gros Piton.
Towering nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, the majestic peak of Gros Piton, along with its twin peak Petit Piton, dominates the western coast of St Lucia. The lush green slopes of these pyramid shaped icons rise abruptly from the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean, filling the adventurous traveler with wanderlust. In fact, the first time we saw photographs of these spectacular landmarks we made up our minds to climb at least one, if not both of the peaks. Upon researching the climbs, we discovered that only Gros Piton (2,619 feet), the taller of the two volcanic mountains, is sanctioned by the government as a legal climb. Therefore, we headed for St Lucia in hopes of reaching the summit of Gros Piton.

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Islelander Travel Presents
The Twin Peaks of St.Lucia
 
 
The Information On This Document is
STRICTLY
Based On Experiences and Opinions from travelers worldwide.
www.pitons.weebly.com
St. Lucia Pitons – A World Heritage Site 
 
Islelander Travel
Ranked #5
of 147
Attractions inSt. Lucia
 
 
 
The Information On This Document is
STRICTLY
Based On Experiences and Opinions from travelers worldwide.
www.pitons.weebly.com
St. Lucia Pitons – A World Heritage Site 
 
Islelander Travel
St. Lucia Traveler Article:
St. Lucia Pitons
The two 
 are of course the most photographed landmark on the island.
The Gross Piton
is easier climbed with well established tours that provide transportation to the"Interpretive centre"(a small welcome center of sorts with descriptions and models of the localgeography, geology and plant life).The park service mandates that guides be used when climbing this peak. The guides are parkservice employees that are professional, informative and fun to hike with. The climb averages 2hours to the summit and rewards those that make it with spectacular views of the island andthe Petit Piton. This is a hike, not a climb and although strenuous does not require any specialskills or present much exposure or danger.
The Petit
is quite different in that there is no welcome center or even a marked trailhead forthat matter. Although no guide is mandatory on this peak, you would be well served finding a

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