After days of waiting on good weather to fly into Basecamp things happened pretty fast the last couple of days. We flew into Basecamp on the 18th, climbed on the 19th, and flew back to Timika and then on to Bali on the 20th. Tonight we had our celebratory dinner on the beach with a beautiful sunset and meal to wrap up this great adventure! Thanks for following along, it is an amazing climb and always a fun adventure on Carstensz Pyramid!
In the next several days the team will all be heading home.
Until next time…
Another pretty decent day here in Timika despite hearing the news of no flights again today into Basecamp. Not much we can do but stay positive for another try tomorrow morning. It will be our 7th and last chance to fly in to Basecamp tomorrow. I’ll let you no how tomorrow goes but we will either be flying into Basecamp or will be catching a flight back to Bali to wrap up the trip. Thanks for following along on this wild adventure!
Well, we are still in Timika with another day down of what has now become routine! The spirits are high though and today ended up being another fun day even though we didn’t fly to Basecamp. We headed out for lunch today at another great restaurant on Chinese New Year day. After lunch a couple of us played golf while others walked, ran, read, and relaxed for the afternoon before finishing up the day with a Buffett dinner at the Golf Club. A little funny to write those sentences as playing golf and hanging out in Timika for close to a week was not really in any of ours thoughts when we arrived last Sunday. We have two more chances to fly to Basecamp before the end of the trip. So, we will continue our routine and hope for clear weather again tomorrow morning.
Everyone here says hello to all the friends and family following along on this expedition!
Goodnight from Timika!
The Carstensz Pyramid trek/climb was an absolutely wonderful adventure. The Adventure Indonesia guides were excellent. Ben Jones’ comfort and skill interacting with the porters allowed Trudi Seiwald and me to “share life” with the locals for a few weeks and enhanced our experience and understanding of the Papua people.