The St.Lucia Piton mountains are volcanic plugs, volcanic spires, the taller being Gros Piton at 771 meters (2,530 ft) high, and the Petit Piton is 743 meters (2,438 ft) high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.
The twin peaks of Les Pitons are the most prominent features of St.Lucia and are visible from almost all parts of the island as they dominate the St.Lucian landscape. These symbols of St.Lucia are featured on many business logos and there is also a very popular local beer named after these famous landmarks.
Climbing The Pitons
For the more adventurous and certainly visitors who are fit, using a local guide, it is possible to climb to the peak of either Gros Piton or Petit Piton. Petit Piton is the more difficult challenge since it is steeper. Other than the satisfaction derived from climbing such peaks, the view from the top is reward enough and a fitting memory to take home.