Tag: Carstensz Pyramid

2018 Carstensz Team Concludes Expedition in Bali

…and just like that, we are back in Bali with summits of Carstensz Pyramid for 100% of the team. Things were about as smooth as it gets for the team, with only one day of weather delay, and smooth logistics … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Team Safely Descends

The entire group is back in the Yellow Valley Base Camp safe and sound and in great spirits, just sitting down now to a great meal View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=9b5db2ed-e0ce-497e-b09a-a7a5b8d2d6ab&adr=culu798tuno%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Pyramid Summit Success!

Cyber casting from the summit of Carstensz Pyramid – 100% to the top yet again this year for Alpine Ascents! View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=97259f6d-d572-4bcd-8331-497a9b92d565&adr=culu798tuno%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat -4.078825 Lon … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Team Flies in and Starts Climbing!

We spent the afternoon climbing the lower section of the route, in preparation for a summit bid tomorrow – weather here is great! View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=7742ed52-fc4c-4a98-95f5-eab40e3ceaf1&adr=culu798tuno%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Team: Permit Secured but no Flyable Weather

Despite our best efforts (including a 05.15 start for the first helicopter team) flyable weather did not appear in our cards today. We did take a journey out to the neighboring (and gated) mine administrative town of Kuala Kencana for … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Team Arrives In Timika

Hello folks – The Alpine Ascents International 2018 Carstensz Pyramid expedition took a late night flight out of Denpasar, Bali last night and arrived in Timika, Western Papua today. We checked into our hotel (which by the way is an … Continue reading

2018 Carstensz Pyramid Expedition departs Bali for Western Papua

Here’s a shot of our team in our vital lobby in Bali as we depart for Timika in Western Papua. One overnight flight will bring us to Timika where, after safety briefing, we will be able to board our helicopter … Continue reading

Fall 2018 Carstensz Pyramid Expedition: Team Arrives!

Hey folks! Paul Koubek here, with the inaugural Cybercast for the October 2018 Carstensz Pyramid Expedition. I’m happy to be able to report that the entire team has arrived Bali healthy and on time with all of their baggage – … Continue reading

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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