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From the Momella gate the approach walk takes you through lush forest with abundant wildlife ascending 1000m to the Miriakamba Huts at 2500m (overnight). The near 2000m Volcanic headwall (partial remains of a huge crater rim) rises impressively near these huts, and the crater floor is a short walk from here. The ascent then progresses more steeply through thinning vegetation to the Saddle huts at 3500m (overnight), which are situated in a Col between the main summit ridge and the subsidary peak of Little Meru (3800m). An early start is advised for the lengthy ridge approach to the summit which is somewhat exposed in sections and involves simple scrambling (British grade 1). Many interesting Lava formations are passed and a final scramble attains the airy 4562m summit marked by a metal Tanzanian flag. With good visibility fantastic views across the plains to Kilimanjaro can be enjoyed, and the ascent of Meru is certainly good acclimatization for anyone considering tackling Africa's highpoint. Meru is certainly more technically and aesthetically interesting than the standard routes on Kilimanjaro, well worth a look!

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geoff b 3 Feb - A great 4 days in Arusha National Park on a lovely mountain, using it as preparation for Kilimanjaro. We had great weather, it having rained the entire month of January!After 2 nights with no sleep (altitude) we left Saddle Huts at 1am & made the summit at 7.30am for sunrise & stunning views in all directions. Slightly more technical/interesting than Kilimanjaro with chains after Rhino Point but never hard. No problems walking at this height as Joshua (guide) kept us to 1kph. Used Altezza (Tanzanian based company) through Mountain Kingdoms.
with Jules
A great 4 days in Arusha National Park on a lovely mountain, using it as preparation for Kilimanjaro. We had great weather, it having rained the entire month of January!After 2 nights with no sleep (altitude) we left Saddle Huts at 1am & made the summit at 7.30am for sunrise & stunning views in all directions. Slightly more technical/interesting than Kilimanjaro with chains after Rhino Point but never hard. No problems walking at this height as Joshua (guide) kept us to 1kph. Used Altezza (Tanzanian based company) through Mountain Kingdoms.
with Jules
Audrey LeGrand 10 Sep, 2016 -
with SJames
with SJames
SJames 10 Sep, 2016 -
Hidden 19 Jul, 2015 -
GazEd83 15 Sep, 2014 -
tedj234 16 Feb, 2013 -
with kenyajc
with kenyajc
Elizabeth Hanlon ? Jul, 2012 -
Hidden ? Aug, 2009 -
The Ivanator ? Dec, 2005 Solo O/S
Trefor H H ? Feb, 1998 -
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