Hey there friends, family, and loved ones, this is Vern Tejas reporting in for our new team going up Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, New Guinea (Western Papua, as it’s known), out in the Indonesia land.
So we’re just getting our team together here. They’ve gotten a little sleep and most everybody’s bags have come in; one’s still out and about, hopefully that’ll be coming in from Korea tonight before we take off for Papua itself.
We’re in Bali right now, and boy is it nice and warm here, balmy. The stars are out, what a beautiful evening. The team is psyched. We just went through the gear check and people are now munching down some dinner and two will be heading for the airport and starting this adventure under way.
So stay with us while we climb the highest mountain in Australasia/Oceania. It’s known as Carstensz Pyramid (it’s a little over 16,000 feet) and really is one of the most technical of the Seven Summits. So stick with us as we blast off into adventure. Ta ta for now. We look forward to seeing you soon.