Ascent of Mount Meru on 2017-07-05
|Others in Party:||Dowdy|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 5, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14977 ft / 4564 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted 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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