Mount Meru amateur Trekker Climb
I am considering an October 2021 safari and I am wondering whether adding on a Mt Meru climb prior is achievable. Kili is not an option given how long it would take. On paper Meru sounds ideal-it offers a safari walk (at least initially) and a shorter trek.
However, while my partner and I are relatively fit, we are amateur trekkers and I see conflicting advice as to Meru’s difficulty. Can a fit novice summit?
Additionally, I don’t do well with heights. I should add, I’m fine on solid ground overlooking the great expanse. I am not so great on an unsecured cliff edge staring directly into the bowels of “sweet” release. While I understand people don’t typically rejoin their ancestors on Meru, its more about feeling comfortable and enjoying myself throughout. Am I being too hyperbolic? Would a fear of heights be debilitating on Meru?