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Carstensz Team Last Chance Back in Bali

Hello Everyone, After days of waiting on good weather to fly into Basecamp things happened pretty fast the last couple of days. We flew into Basecamp on the 18th, climbed on the 19th, and flew back to Timika and then … Continue reading

Team Last Chance Summits Carstensz Pyramid!

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Carstensz Pyramid Team Last Chance Finally to Basecamp!

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Carstensz Pyramid Team Last Chance in Timika

Hello Everyone, Another pretty decent day here in Timika despite hearing the news of no flights again today into Basecamp. Not much we can do but stay positive for another try tomorrow morning. It will be our 7th and last … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team Remains Very Patient!

Hello Everyone, Well, we are still in Timika with another day down of what has now become routine! The spirits are high though and today ended up being another fun day even though we didn’t fly to Basecamp. We headed … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team in Timika

Hello Everyone! We started another groundhogs day today by again heading to the airport early in the morning and waiting for the clouds to clear in the mountains before getting the “no go” decision again for our fourth day:-). Luckily … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team Patiently Waiting for Weather Window

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Carstensz Pyramid Team Third Time’s The Charm

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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 … Continue reading

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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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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