Mount Meru Trip Report (#5521)
- Signed By: Geoff Dickin
- Date submitted: December 09, 2003
I was 25 years old,living in Arusha, and climbed it with a friend. We had no guide, no porters and no gun, and there were no overnight huts at the time. Started from a pyrethrum farm,late one morning. Slept in our sleeping bags above the forest line that night. Reached the top mid morning next day. Beautiful views of Meru's shadow stretching westwards across a thin cloud layer at sunrise(we were by then near the top of the scree)and, once we reached the top, of Kilimanjaro above clouds. All the way down and home the second day. Saw one scary elephant in the forest on the way down.