Our first team on Carstensz Pyramid of 2018 are all safely in Bali and ready to head to Timika in West Papua! Today we did a gear check and orientation of the climb, relaxed in the afternoon, and just finished up a fantastic dinner of traditional Balinese food. In just a few hours we will be taking a red eye flight to Timika where we will stage to fly into Basecamp at the base of the peak. The Basecamp is at around 14,000ft, so will be a big jump in elevation from here at the beach in Bali in the next couple of days! We have a very strong team with a lot of experience and look forward to climbing with everyone to the summit of this incredible peak in the jungle of West Papua. Follow along here as we continue this once in a lifetime adventure!
Talk to you soon,
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!
Fantastic expedition. Everything one might ask for from hair raising flights to jungle bushwhacking to cliff hanging. Full-on adventure. Excellent guides. And an unforgettable experience.