Carstensz Pyramid 2018 Expedition Underway!

Hello Everyone,

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,

Ben Jones

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