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Carstensz Pyramid Expedition Complete!

Faithful readers, the 2017 Alpine Ascents International Carstensz Pyramid Expedition is complete, and all climbers have returned to Bali with the experience of having stood successfully on the highest peak in Oceania.  For some it was four days of waiting and for some 6 just to make it to the Yellow Valley Basecamp.  Some had a 9 hour summit day – and some worked for 13.5 hours to make it to the summit and back.  All returned safely to Bali – and 100% summit success is a nice bonus!

Great work team!

Rain Keeps Team in Yellow Valley Another Day

Weather Delay in Yellow Valley

2017 Carstensz Pyramid 100% Success, All Climbers Summit!

Second Summit for “That Team”

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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