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Photo Gallery :: Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion


A textbook volcano on a tropical paradise island, La Réunion's stately Piton de la Fournaise offers beautiful views and excellent walking. For the best chance of a cloud-free summit, stay the night before your climb at the basic, but very amenable, Gite du Volcan, and head out early. This series of photographs was taken in September 2009.

Piton de la Fournaise - La Reunion's active volcano
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Looking from the enormous gaping pit of the Dolomieu crater back up to the smaller Bory. The suspicious-looking cracks in the ground are relatively recent, and to be avoided – the edges of both craters are by their nature extremely unstable.
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