Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mt Meru

This is the view of Mt Meru driving up our street today. It has been very clear over the past couple of days as it rained all Sunday night and the dust that has been swirling around has been dampened down.
Apparently it even had a little snow on it yesterday (I unfortunately did not notice!).

Mt Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, and the tenth highest in Africa, standing at 4,565 metres. Kilimanjaro is 5,895 metres high.

Meru is a stratovolcano, that lost most of its bulk through a blast 8,000 years ago. Its last eruption (minor) was in 1910.

Below is an image of Mt Meru from space.