FP Hike 5: Bora Bora Cave of Mt Otemanu

For our fifth major hike of the trip, we did another hike in Bora Bora.  We hiked up to a location high on the mountainside known as the Cave of Mt Otemanu.  Mt Otemanu is the highest peak on Bora Bora and the summit cannot be reached by hikers due to sheer cliffs all around.  However, a massive cave that is located just below the summit block can be reached.  This hike was a little bit easier than yesterday’s because we had an ocean breeze helping to cool us down once in a while.  But it was still difficult, with about 6 climbing sections with ropes.  Here are a few teaser images.

This picture shows the location of the cave high up on Mt Otemanu.
This picture shows the location of the cave high up on Mt Otemanu
Working out way up the mountainside on some of the easier terrain
Working our way up the mountainside on some of the easier terrain
Approaching the entrance of the cave after the last rope climb
Approaching the entrance of the cave after the last rope climb
Birds nesting within dark areas of the cave
Birds nesting within dark areas of the cave
Incredible view of the lagoon looking out of the cave
Incredible view of the lagoon looking out of the cave
Getting a picture inside the cave of Mt Otemanu
Getting a picture inside the cave of Mt Otemanu