From the volcano (Pas des sables) to go to a canyon, it's pretty unusual. Germeuil is a large canyon on the Reunion Island, located in the foothills of the River of Remparts. This canyon was repeated very few times since its bolting in 2004, but it was bolt again in 2014, and the rumor of a grand canyon has come down to our ears. With my fellow instructors Yann and Julian, we have decided to set up a small team to go for the fifty abseils that lead to high pools perched into a bulwark whose inaccessibility is at measure of the beauty of the place ...
Vue sur le Piton des neiges à l'approche de la ravine...
Les premiers rappels
Last Saturday, we went back into the canyon of Takamaka with Cécile, Hugo and Romain doing their first major canyon after Fleur Jaune and Ferriere... so to honor that first descent we chose the guided abseil option to get down into the "Mini Trou de Fer ", so emotion was at the measure of the beauty of the place :
Mafate, an ideal place to combine hiking and canyoning
At the end of September, we went for a little excursion on two days in the Mafate, with the aim of going down into the ravine Grand Mere.
This canyon can be toured by day with 4x4 taxi to shorten the approach and return, but we chose to take the time doing the walk of 3-4h approach the day before from the path of the pipeline "canalisation des orangers" and take the opportunity to spend the night in Mafate, where it is possible to be is housed in lodging or bivouac. We were able to do the canyon the next day without hurrying and to come back by the islet of "lataniers" and then resume the wonderful balcony trail of"canalisation des orangers".
The interest of this descent lies as much in the majestic setting of hiking to reach Mafate, inaccessible to cars, as in the descent of the canyon.
Today we went to the canyon to Dudu, near River of Marsouins near Saint André. We thought to do it in its entirety, it was raining when we arrived to 6am , we preferred to end our night in the car and advise upon waking ... Finally the sky cleared a bit, the level of water had not increased, so we decided to do only the descent of the lower part . The descent of the canyon of Dudu lower began to 9.30 and we were below around 13h, taking plenty of time to take pictures. It started to rain in the stiff ascent, where you have to have some basic climbing on wet roots to be comfortable. The ascent took us a big hour .
We met the eight-legged inhabitants ...
We had a few refreshing spray.