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2018 Carstensz Team Concludes Expedition in Bali

…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.

Paul Koubek

2018 Carstensz Team Safely Descends

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.

-Paul Koubek

2018 Carstensz Pyramid Summit Success!

Cyber casting from the summit of Carstensz Pyramid – 100% to the top yet again this year for Alpine Ascents!

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Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat -4.078825 Lon 137.159457

2018 Carstensz Team Flies in and Starts Climbing!

We spent the afternoon climbing the lower section of the route, in preparation for a summit bid tomorrow – weather here is great!

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2018 Carstensz Team: Permit Secured but no Flyable Weather

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…

Paul Koubek

 

The trip was great (though I may not have been as quick to say that when I was trying to pull myself out of a waist-high mud bog at 10,000 feet)!

Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: David Morton
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy
Photo: Brien Sheedy

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