Mount Meru Climber's Log
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|edouet||Route Climbed: Momella Date Climbed: January 16th, 2005|
|Perfect 3 days, with Moses, Park Ranger at Arusha National Park.|
Could picture some animals between Momella Gate and Myriakamba Hut ( giraffes, buffaloes,warthogs ). Very nice forest, and very good views of Kili until 10 AM ( especially at sunrise ).
The inner crater is really amazing, and Rhino Point provides a stunning point of view upon the Ash Cone and the Summit.
Hope people who read this will feel like climbing it one day, it's worth the pain ( and it's a good way to acclimatize before the Big K ).
|Posted Feb 8, 2005 1:25 pm|
|Lobelia||Route Climbed: Momella route Date Climbed: 5 September 2001|
|It was my first four-thousender. We started to climb at night and it was really marvellous.|
|Posted Sep 15, 2004 5:32 pm|
|Elwood||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: Jan.28,2004|
|We took 4-days, which seemed perfect! The approach hike to Miriakamba Hut was full of eye candy, we saw many different wild animals along the way. Day 2, we hiked up to Saddle Hut, then preceeded up to Little Meru for a day hike. Summit day was a bit longer & tougher than I expected, with a dicy section of sloping rocks, down low. The trail followed very near the crater rim for most of the way, which made for some wonderful views! Great mountain & excellent warm-up, for Kilimanjaro!|
|Posted Mar 1, 2004 9:08 am|
|John||Route Climbed: Momella Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2002|
|I woke to rain and lightning at 11:00pm with occasional beautiful "pools" of stars open in the otherwise cloudy covered sky. The rain stopped at 12:40am and we started the hike at 1:55am. We were treated to lightning shows all night. Think of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" nebula scenes but in blue and white. Above 13,400 we had small coating of snow to the summit - a consistent 0.5 inches. My guide Boniface George and I were the only ones on the summit this day and we made it to the top just as the sun was coming up at 6:15am. Beautiful but with clouds. It's kind of weird that my Kili and Meru summit times were the same.|
I also hiked up Little Meru the day before. This reminded me of my recent Mount Manuel hike "except for that it's not raining" I told myself. Sure enough, shortly before reaching the summit it started raining, just like on Manuel ;-)
See my SP Trip Report for a more verbose description :-)
|Posted Feb 1, 2002 6:00 am|
|eza||Route Climbed: Momella Route |
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2001
|Incredible experience, a long ridge in the night with the only light of the full moon|
|Posted Jan 9, 2002 6:36 am|