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Ascent of Mount Meru on 2018-01-16

Climber: Chris Hood

Others in Party:1 guide
ranger
cook
and 4 porters
supplied by Trekili.
Date:Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Meru
    Location:Tanzania
    Elevation:14977 ft / 4564 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mixed sun and cloud for 3 day ascent. Swirling fog during the mid- afternoon main summit. Very pleasant, though I was quite tired by the end. Lots of charismatic megafauna on the meru plain at the end. Once again supported by a great team from Trekili Eco Adventures, including Very appropriately named Goodluck Mwamba, who was with me on Kili a few days earlier.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Momella long option
    Start Trailhead:Momella gate  
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Route:Momella short option
    Time:1 Days 



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