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Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 4562m a.s.l
Faces N

Sunrises from behind Kilimanjaro as we approach the summit of Mt Meru © stevethex

Summit of this hill

This summit has been climbed in 10 logbooks.

Hill features

Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano, situated 70km west of Mount Kilimanjaro. At a height of 4562m, it is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and often used as an acclimatization climb. The lower slopes of Meru feature diverse wildlife (far more than found on Kilimanjaro) including zebra, buffalo, elephants and giraffes.

Approach notes

National park fee payable for permit to climb (at Momella gate). All climbing parties are accompanied by an armed Park ranger as a precaution against potentially dangerous animals.

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Name Grade Stars Type Logs Partner Ascents
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These routes you have climbed by seconding or top-roping.
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Routes are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate. Routes can't be verified by a crag moderator, and they need more information to confirm it. Routes are no longer climbable.

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