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Ascent of Mount Meru on 2017-07-05

Climber: Amy Huang

Others in Party:Dowdy
Frederico
Date:Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Meru
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:14977 ft / 4564 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 1AM and got to the summit at around 7-8AM. Left, and went downhill and came back to camp at 1PM. It was a long day, and then we had to walk back to our first camp. Towards the end, within 1 hr and 20 min left of the hike, I had drank all 3 liters of my water and needed more. Some porters went to get some juice and quickly came to me when I was thirsty. This was the most challenging hike I had done with having to side-step while climbing rocks and holding onto the chains.

Very nice rainforest.

Enjoyed seeing Rhino Point and the ash cone.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear



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