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Carstensz Pyramid Expedition Complete!

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 […]

Rain Keeps Team in Yellow Valley Another Day

Weather Delay in Yellow Valley

2017 Carstensz Pyramid 100% Success, All Climbers Summit!

Second Summit for “That Team”

Weather Clears for Remaining 2 Members of Team

“That Team” Returns Safely to Base Camp After a Successful Summit

“That Team” Summits Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid)! Selamat!

Carstensz Pyramid: 5 of 7 Make Yellow Valley Base Camp

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Carstensz Pyramid: Another Day of Weather Delay

After another 04.30 wakeup and 05.30 departure to the heliport for Team 1 (Paul, Nick and Jordan) things looked more promising than on previous days – we could see the mountains – but after four hours of waiting, no flight again today, and a return to the hotel.  That’s life in the Faust lane… We […]

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  • CAMP CHEF: SUPER RAMEN

      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 […]

  • Windshells 101

    Imagine climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a day during mid-summer covered in bubble wrap. Sounds hot and sweaty, right? That is essentially what it’s like trying to hike in a waterproof shell – loads of condensation and excessive heat retention. Thus, the need for a truly breathable active layer. Wind resistant, water resistant, and breathable, […]

  • The Notebook: Baker or Rainier?

    Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]

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