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Why Climb with Us

Why Climb Carstensz Pyramid with Alpine Ascents?

From our expertise gained from the world’s high mountain ranges, we have created a personalized and enjoyable approach to this popular trip. The familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world, lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.

This departure employs the use of both helicopters and hiking with porters to reach base camp.

Porters

We employ Dani porters to assist in transporting all gear, food, and equipment to Base Camp, during our three-day trek through the jungle.

Safety

Your safety on this expedition is a prime concern, and we therefore provide you with the best equipment available. All guides are well-versed in wilderness first-aid techniques. Ultimately your guide makes decisions with your comfort and safety in mind, and yet tries to maximize your adventure. For your own safety, it is important that you are comfortable with standard climbing techniques and climbing equipment.

Recent Expedition Success

  • Our 2016 expedition saw lead guide Paul Koubek and 100% of the team to the summit.
  • Our 2013 expedition saw lead guide Vern Tejas and 100% of the team to the summit.
  • Our 2010 expedition, led by Vern Tejas, saw 100% of its climbers (five) reach the top.
  • Our 2007 expedition, led by Dave Morton, saw 100% (four) of the climbers reach the top.
  • Prior to 1995, we were the leading guide service to Carstensz, with 100% success. Our 1994 and 1995 expeditions had outstanding success, with 18 climbers (each entire expedition) reaching the summit.
  • As always, we highly encourage you to contact former climbers.

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**.

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

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

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