Miriam Mrutu

    Miriam Mrutu

    Guide: Kilimanjaro

    Mariam was born in the Northern Tanzanian region of Babati and grew up in a household of 6 children. She began to work as a porter on Kilimanjaro in 2017 and quickly progressed to other roles. She joined the Mweka Wildlife College tourism course in 2019 and became an assistant guide in 2021. Mariam has reached the summit of Kilimanjaro more than 50 times. Mariam’s warm personality is omnipresent and she is always there to ensure clients are fully experiencing the mountain wilderness. She enjoys learning from her clients and peers, helping clients reach their goals safely, and sharing her knowledge about the local flora and fauna.

    Significant Ascents

    8 years working on Kilimanjaro, 3 years as a guide.
    More than 50 summits of Kilimanjaro
    3 years working with Alpine Ascents groups

    Great trip, Went just as noted on the website, Eric was in touch with us ahead of time, and kept us well prepped from start to finish. He catered very well to the needs of each individual. Guided and educated us daily as to expectations and how to handle the challenges. Was a great teacher.

    Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

    • 2022 Kilimanjaro Webinar

      Are you planning on climbing to the roof of Africa this summer?  If so, check out the 2022 Kilimanjaro webinar that we hosted on May 25th.  Our Kilimanjaro Program Director, Eric Murphy, outlined our COVID-19 protocols, the Tanzanian VISA process, and gave a detailed overview of the trip and what to expect.  We wrapped up […]

    • Kilimanjaro COVID-19 Hunger Relief Update

      by Eric Murphy  Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew […]

    • Kilimanjaro: A Tribute to our Tanzanian Crew

      by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

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