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Cloud OceanAcclimatization for Kilimanjaro  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Cloud Ocean

Interesting hike. Wild giraffes, zebras, and buffalo on the lower mountain. Lots of interesting plants and trees higher up and a fascinating ash cone. Would be a much more effective acclimatization routine if more time were spent at the high huts, but an independant hiker has no control over the itinerary.
Posted Jan 30, 2014 2:41 pm

huntersleeEnjoyed Meru more than Kili  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2012

hunterslee

Really enjoyed this mountain. Highly recommend climbing Meru before Kili, it's worth it.
Posted May 9, 2013 12:00 am

rocky29octMt. Meru  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

rocky29oct

I climbed this mountain as a pre Kilimanjaro to my trip. It was an amazing hike.
Posted Apr 28, 2013 4:51 pm

langvinceFast attempt  Sucess!

langvince

Trekked in 26 hours (valley--top-valley). Amazing sunrise on top with Kili. Very cold and altitude sick couple of hours of "sleeping" before the final section.
Posted Sep 14, 2012 9:32 pm

flowMount Meru, 4.566m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012

flow

From Saddle Hut.
Posted Jan 30, 2012 9:18 am

conflaxAlternative Honeymoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009
The first three days of our honeymoon consisted of me dragging my wife up Meru :-) Amazing trek, and staring across to Kili in the distance with the Ash Cone below is an incredible view. The traverse was a bit hairy, and the altitude got me on the last 20mins, but well worth the effort and from what people have told me, a visually and technically better experience than it's bigger neighbour. Loved seeing the 30 mile shadow of Meru across the land when the sun came up. Hiking across the volcanic sand in the moonlight, above the clouds, was surreal and unforgettable.
Posted May 4, 2011 3:05 am

WouterBCold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2011

WouterB

It was really cold and we had high winds when we summited it. Went up and down in three days (booked four, but there was a shortage of park rangers). I'm glad we did this as an acclimatization for Kili, as we saw loads of wildlife we didn't get to see on Kili.
Posted Feb 21, 2011 8:31 am

triyodaGreat Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2010

triyoda

It was rainy the day before, but it cleared out for my summit. This is my new altitude record. Kibo was in a cloud halo, but still nice views.
Posted Feb 6, 2011 2:37 pm

MScholesBeauty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

MScholes

Enjoyed this mountain immensely. Fun summit day.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 12:23 pm

alexclimbRoute Climbed: Momella Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2010

alexclimb

Good weather, nice sunrise, perfect acclimatization before Kili
Posted Feb 16, 2010 3:11 am

jamesmhGreat Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2009

jamesmh

A great mountain in its own right. I was happy to skip the crowds of Kili and enjoy this mountain with only our group (my girlfriend and I, plus guides). In the four days that we were on the mountain we only saw one other person who was even planning on summiting. The quieter park (with a fair amount of wildlife) was far more our style than the stories that we've heard of Kili.
Posted Mar 30, 2009 11:56 pm

Peak FreakMomella Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2009

Peak Freak

Fantastic mountain!!! From the giraffes and buffalo down below to the fun scrambling to the top. Hit the summit at 6:00 a.m. and waited for the sun to rise (spent close to an hour at the top). Lucked out with the weather.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 12:40 am

mpaMomella Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2008

mpa

Nice views from the top to Kilimanjaro, fantastic sunrise.
We started at 2:00 in the morning and reached the top at 7:00.
Posted Jan 11, 2009 11:16 am

ezaSecond summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

eza

My second summit on Meru. Wonderful sunrise from the summit and great acclimatization for our Kilimanjaro summit afterwards.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 10:33 am

Rafa BartolomeNice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

Rafa Bartolome

Impressive climb of this beautiful peak. Amazing sunrise from the summit.
Very advisable climb previous to Kilimanjaro but it's a peak worthy in itself.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 10:24 am

7summitsWonderful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2008

7summits

Beautiful area. REally a waste to only use 3 days, 4 is much better and 5 would be even better option. Lots of giraffe and buffalo on the walk-in and an elephant on teh way down.

Summit day can be long as there are many ups and downs and it is a long way. Would be crazy to go all the way down that day, what's the point?

Some scrambling will make this tougher than Kili for some, very recommended.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 9:55 am

TuomoMomella Route  Sucess!

Tuomo

Really great trip and awesome view over Kili.
Posted Apr 5, 2008 11:30 am

RenardoAwesome mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Renardo

Great views, lots of wildlife, and an impressive summit! Thought there were a lot of people until we got to Kili - not even close!
Posted Aug 8, 2007 9:16 am

JanVanGenkMomella route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2007

JanVanGenk

Climbed as an acclimatization trip before Kilimanjaro. Nearly collided with a giraffe nearby the Miriakamba huts when doing a short walk on my own in the late afternoon! In fact, climbing Mount Meru is a fantastic experience, lots of wildlife around, beautiful sunrise view on Kilimanjaro from the top of the Socialist Peak!
Posted May 2, 2007 1:10 pm

jswitzkyall quiet on meru  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2006
Climbed Meru in 3 days in June 2006. My fiancee and I summitted just before a gorgeous sunrise. two other small parties up to the summit that day. Meru was very quiet -- only encountered two other small parties on the way down the previous two days. We had our own room to ourselves at the huts. Unfortunately it rained the whole second day from Miriakama to Saddle Hut, but we popped out into the sun at Saddle Hut to a nice view of Kili over the clouds. I haven't been to Kili, but I can't imagine it's better than this. We shlepped a tent all the from the US thinking that we'd camp outside the huts, but (1) the huts were empty, (2) the huts were nice, and (3) despite what some may tell you, including this website, camping is very seriously discouraged if not prohibited. Maybe it was the fact that everyone was home in Europe watching the World Cup, but I have a hard time seeing the huts would get full on Meru. It was very cold and breezy the morning of the summit, and there was frost on all the rocks for the top 200-500 meters, which made things a bit slippery and very cold. The walk back down from the summit to Summit Hut after sunrise was the most gorgeous and stunning part of the whole hike.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 7:54 pm

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