Mt. Wilhelm & Mt. Giluwe With Alpine Ascents
Mt. Wilhelm 14,793 Highest Mountain Papua New Guinea
Mt. Giluwe 14,331 Highest Volcano on Australasian Continent – 2nd Highest Peak in Papua New Guinea
Join Alpine Ascents guide Vernon Tejas as we take on the jungles of Papua New Guinea and attempt summit of PNG’s highest peak Mt. Wilhelm and the continents highest volcano Mt. Giluwe (part of the Volcanic 7, highest volcano on each continent). These are non-technical climbs but demanding, remote trail climbs and the chance to explore the inner reaches of Papua New Guinea.
After flying into PNG, we travel by jeep to the base of Giluwe and take on an ascent the following day. After summit of Giluwe we travel through the rugged mountains of the Simbu Province to our launching point for Mt. Wilhelm; Betty’s Lodge. Our trek takes us through thick forest, past beautiful lakes, to the base of Wilhelm where we will camp for the night. A long climbing day will take us to the summit around dawn and then descend back to camp. The summit views are said to be stunning viewing a rarely seen part of the world. It is likely we will be spend time with tribes along the way and view traditional dance. This is a rare journey into a remote and relatively lesser traveled part of the world, and attraction for those with both the climbing, lifestyle and travel spirit of the remote.
Lead Guide: Vernon Tejas
Mount Wilhelm Frequently Asked Questions
Excellent physical condition.
Climbers are expected to be in excellent physical condition.
Review the Training page of our website.
On the climb, you will be sharing expedition tents. You will share rooms on this expedition in town, but you can pay a higher fee for single rooms. Contact our office for information on single-room supplements
Please review the Gear List.
All rental gear will be mailed to the climber prior to the climb. Climbers are expected to clean all rental gear and those requesting rental gear must submit an expedition rental form with payment online or by mail. Return rental gear to us by mail following the expedition.
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the Gear List may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The Gear Lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions.
While it is impossible for us to list all brands for certain gear, we do offer a wide variety of equipment in our Gear Shop that has been hand-picked by our staff of mountaineering experts. Please feel free to call our offices with any gear questions or substitutes. Plastic boots are required for this climb.
During the trek, we will provide unlimited amounts of water at mealtimes. Team members can fill up water bottles at meals and use their SteriPen to sterilize.
You may bring power bars, Gu, or similar high-energy foods. Alpine Ascents will provide all meals on this climb.
Not at this time. We do recommend you visit the CDC website for the most up to date information.
Detailed flight information will be sent to you upon registration.
Fares are generally less expensive when booked early. You may use our travel agent (Charles Mulvehill 1-800-727-2157) or book flights your self. Please note that flights booked online are often difficult to change. Please send us a copy of your flight schedule as early as possible as this allows us to book pick ups and hotels.
Your guide or an Alpine Ascents representative will meet you at the airport. Look for a large Alpine Ascents sign.
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pickups, and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single-room supplement costs (for hotels only).
Not at this time. We will work with you to secure a visa for PNG.
Regular updates are posted on our website once teams are on the mountain.
You can always call our offices and one of guides will contact you, generally about one month before your trip departure. Thirty days prior to departure, we mail a list of other team members to you.
$500 should easily cover any extra expenses and tips. Most climbers prefer to bring about $1000 and have credit cards.
Guides are permitted to accept and greatly appreciate tips. Contact our office for specific guidelines for your trip.
You may call our offices with a credit card or mail/fax an application with a check or credit card number. Balances are due 120 days prior to departure.
- $700.00 deposit, due with application
- Balance due 120 days prior to departure.
- The balance can be paid by check, wire transfer, ACH or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.
Each deposit and balance payment is nonrefundable.
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.
I enjoyed the Vinson expedition immensely. It was well organized, I had excellent guides (that I was familiar with), and the food while on Vinson was great. Both Sam and Lakpa worked well together to lead our team of nine. You could see them consulting with one another to make the best decisions possible. Their […]