Climbing Le Pouce Mountain….

>> Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hello World!
If you love nature…
If you don’t have money and want to do an outing…
And if you are lazy (like me) and really need some exercises….
Then hiking should definitely be on your agenda…


The good ideas/must:

Going out with your group of friends/colleagues:
A good day will be waiting for you with the fooling around and joking times as you make your way at the top of the mountain….most of us were playing on the word ‘le Pouce’ (thumb in English) saying that we should have gone for the .middle finger….in case you are worried to be alone there well no worries at all…we met many people over there…some were climbing up or down encouraging us to continue…


Panoramic view:


Your reward for all your efforts will be the 360 degree panoramic view of the Plaines Wilhems and Port Louis district… it was just so beautiful…watching Port Louis view will be like gazing into a still oil picture of the harbor with its large vessels in the background with the varying blue tones of the sea….


There was also the flashback moment of the Mauritius in its colonial period trying to picture how people must have stood there to watch the vessels coming….

An amazing green trip to discover the beauty of nature…very green around…definitely a return to nature with very muddy and rocky trail…will be a very good team building programme as you will be needing help of your friends at some point in time to steady yourself so as not to fall down or slip away….
For the fruits fans: Goyave de chine will be mushrooming around and you will have a large selection to choose from….
The windy weather and mountain breeze will be the cooling effect to vent out the tiredness …bringing you some freshness….

The small disadvantages:
Situated in the rainy region of the Moka district, you should watch out the weather forecast before going there…do not make it on a rainy weather as it will be very dangerous….unfortunately for us, it had been raining a bit on the previous night but the weather was ok the following day….we were thereby gifted with a muddy and slippy path (fortunately thank to mother nature, there are branches to grip yourself)
Climbing up is the easiest as the climbing down is really difficult as you really need to be careful and attentive….would have slipped several times and had fallen only once…so trust me nature isn’t that friendly…
No sign to indicate you the right direction….there is only one at the foot of the mountain…the rest you will have to manage ….

Very narrow path…really need to be focused with stones and roots mingle in the middle of the trail…and do watch out that you are following the right pathway else a wrong decision may lead to a fall in the precipice…


Wear very good trainers, a t-shirt, a hat, trousers (to avoid being uncomfortable with mud splashing on you) and do bring lots of water…. And for those who are frail as me…do bring a jacket along…
The climbing time is around 2 -3 hours….

We then went to Flic en Flac (the nearest beach)….after having refresh ourselves at one of our friend’s place who happens to live nearby Le Pouce mountain….we were pampered with juices and cookies at her place….thanks Nausheen for providing the antiseptic cream you saved my day….
The next programme was then animated by my friend Ari…wonderful event hostess who is really gifted to animate those series of mimics and riddle games…and the wonderful gift exchange part where all of us had to mimic the person whom we got (the actress or comedian career is definitely not made for me)
There was the shooting time on the beach


So that was my wonderful outing with my classmates….will be seeing le Pouce Mountain differently now…

Being in the world cup mood, I end today on 3 videos which I really love watching…


p.s: thanks Caro and Ari for the surprise really appreciate it….


Yashvin June 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

I have been there 2 times already. Climbing up from St Pierre (45mins max) and climbing down towards Port Louis (3hours), much more interesting to do since the journey is different.

Check out this video, I shot from the top :P

no one June 22, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

Wow! Thanks for the tips! I think I'm going to hike... It looks much more fun than jogging here in Sodnac. I can't even remember the last time I went to hike on a mountain... unless you count the Candos hill which is not so fun actually. ^^

Gaia Eos June 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

@Yashvin which track must we take for Port Louis?

Gaia Eos June 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

@Reech LOL you remind me of the Candos joke...ya climbing Candos is so difficult should try Le Pouce one of these days am sure you gonna like it

Yashvin June 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

Hmm, imper difficile pu explik toi, mais to bisin dirige toi vers the foot of the mountain, ki truv dans tranquebar.

Gaia Eos June 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

ok asking you that cos its so easy to lose yourself there and imP paress oci pu marC ek truv bon chemin la LOL :)

roffe October 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

I love walking in the mountain..

Gaia Eos October 6, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

same here Roffe :) here the mountains' height aren't that lengthy so its just a matter of some fews hours of climbing but the views you have are really rewarding :)that btw you're very lucky you live in such a beautiful country lucky you my friend :)

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