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Pieter Both Mountain

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This mountain is visible from almost all central-north routes, it looks very unique because of face... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Bengaluru, India
Challenging and Amazing

I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone looking for a hard and off-the-beaten track hike... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Al J
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The main feature of this mountain is a stone held up in equilibrium at its summit.
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  • Average7%
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Aug 1, 2016
Aug 5, 2015
“Challenging and Amazing”
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

This mountain is visible from almost all central-north routes, it looks very unique because of face like top. Haven't done the hike on this but you can stop on the highway and click some good pictures of it.

Thank RachitMittal
Reviewed August 5, 2015

I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone looking for a hard and off-the-beaten track hike. I have hiked it a few times now and have never come across anyone else out there. There are many guiding services offering the trip, but if you are...More

6  Thank Al J
Reviewed July 1, 2015

A medium level walk up to the neck of Pieter Both and then a climb over the overhang onto the head to look all around on a clear day. Most of the east, west and all of the north of the island are visible. The...More

Thank AlanDPike
Reviewed November 27, 2014

I last got to the top of Pieter Both 30 years ago, making use of iron rungs set into the rock to get past the trickier bits. Whilst I’d gazed at it many time on subsequent visits to Mauritius, I’d not made a serious effort...More

5  Thank TwickenhamRob
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A majestic peak with a tale of its own that people will love to tell. The ascent is not the easiest so find a well seasoned guide. It is not recommended to attempt climbing the head of Pieter Both as it is a rock formation...More

5  Thank Varuna R
Reviewed November 25, 2012

One of nature's tricks. Just remember that the rock at the top is balancing there! The mountain is visible from most of the south west, and it's worth a trip to walk/climb as high as possible, but take plenty of water and be aware of...More

6  Thank PestfromBuda
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice history attached with this mountain. I won't spoil it here but do research. Love hiking there. Again the environment felt pure and fresh. Nice.

6  Thank BeniBoo27
Reviewed August 31, 2011

The approach to this funny shaped mountain is messy - dense undergrowth (especially in the first 50m), mud and then some wet slipperry rock. However, the upper part of the route is quite interesting (need rope security) and the boulder "head" on top is quite...More

3  Thank AlanS2011
Reviewed April 20, 2011

you can hike and climb up the top of the mountain through Vertical World ltd. (www.verticalworldltd.com). It will usually take you a full day and some places you will be roped up. The trail up is nearly at 60 degrees at places with a few...More

9  Thank quiv
Reviewed October 23, 2010

One can drive, with some navigational difficulty (GPS helps), to the bottom of Peiter Both mountain. There is a footpath to the base of the monolith. Well worth the hike, if you want a good view of the surrounding area, including Port Louis and northern...More

4  Thank Rhodesville
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