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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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Crossing the ropy pahoehoe lavas of the Enclos Foucqué, the scoria cone of Formica Leo is soon met. Its handsome, reddish-cindered profile draws both adults and children to it like a magnet. The main peak can just be seen in the mist behind .
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