…and just like that, we are back in Bali with summits of Carstensz Pyramid for 100% of the team.
Things were about as smooth as it gets for the team, with only one day of weather delay, and smooth logistics all round. You’ve got to be good to be lucky – and we were both on this expedition.
Thanks for following our Cybercast – I’ll leave you with a few photos.
The entire group is back in the Yellow Valley Base Camp safe and sound and in great spirits, just sitting down now to a great meal.
Cyber casting from the summit of Carstensz Pyramid – 100% to the top yet again this year for Alpine Ascents!
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We spent the afternoon climbing the lower section of the route, in preparation for a summit bid tomorrow – weather here is great!
Despite our best efforts (including a 05.15 start for the first helicopter team), flyable weather did not appear in our cards today.
We did take a journey out to the neighboring (and gated) mine administrative town of Kuala Kencana for lunch and a walking tour, as well as stops at the local mall for shopping and at the immigration offices for a climbing permit.
Here’s hoping for flyable weather tomorrow…
Carstenz was a lot more rewarding and fun then I had expected. Ben Jones did a great job with us. He is so kind, so patient, so easy to hang out with. I really liked him as a guide and as a person, he is **wonderful**.