I was on Saba for a wedding and convinced a few people to go up Mt Scenery with me. We started on a trail from near the Queen's Garden Resort, above The Bottom, that went east till it joined the stairway trail up the mountain. Parts of this trail reminded me of jungle scenes in some Indiana Jones movie. We made it to the top of the stairway, then had to go a little farther to reach the actual summit.
It was damp, misty and slippery most of the way. The clouds did break occasionally for beautiful views of the lower island and the Carribean. We took the stairway all the way down to Windwardside, had a few drinks, then took a taxi back to the Resort.
If you go to Saba, you really should walk up Mt Sceneery.
Route Climbed: summit route Date Climbed: March 1999
Spent a weekend scuba diving in Saba and had a chance to climb Mt. Scenery. The climb is more of a walk up 1,064 steps, but the view from the summit was enjoyable. You could see some of the surrounding islands such as St. Martin, St. Barts, and St. Kitts off in the distance. On the other hand, the diving was amazing! Saba has a protected reef system which provides an abundance of marine life.
The Carribean sun was very intense on the way up. There are spectacular views of Saba and other nearby islands from the top. Shortly after I got there, a cloud bank rolled in and visibility was intermittent.