Gros Piton

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Gros Piton is one of two mountains south of the town Soufrière in the southwest of Saint Lucia. Lying at the southern end of Pitons Bay, it rises to a height of 798 m (2619 ft). It is the second highest peak on Saint Lucia, after Mount Gimie.


Gros Piton can be climbed without ropes or mountaineering experience. One can hike to the summit and come back down to the sea-level within a few hours. Local guides are available for hire (typically through the resorts) and are trained by the government to have basic knowledge of the languages common among tourists and of the medical procedures required in case of common accidents.

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Coordinates: 13°48′N 61°04′W / 13.800°N 61.067°W / 13.800; -61.067