Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro

February 2004

Kilimanjaro from the Barranco Camp
Kilimanjaro from the Barranco Camp - Nikon F80 - Nikkor 28-80mm

The vision of Kilimanjaro, this great volcano rising above the African plain, has enthralled me for as long as I can remember. After I found that the summit is accessible to a mere fellwalker like myself it became one of my greatest ambitions. In these few pages I document how I planned the trip, where it took me, and what happened.

Preparation: Selection, booking, equipment and departure
Mount Meru: Animals, huts, minor triumph and major disappointment
Kilimanjaro: Umbwe Ridge, Western Breach, summit and descent


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