Tag: Carstensz Pyramid

Carstenz Team Arrived in Timika with a Short Stop at the Immigration Office

Every expedition to Carstensz Pyramid has heard stories from the past where the local authorities (or tribespeople) shut down expeditions that were cleared months ahead of time. When we landed in Timika today we got the hairy eyeball from the local immigration enforcement and were called in to the Timika immigration office for further inspection. […]

Carstensz Pyramid: Departing Bali, Headed to Timika

Gear check and team dinner complete, the Alpine Ascents International 2017 Carstensz Pyramid Expedition is seen in this photo departing the comforts of our hotel in Bali, headed for Irian Jaya (Western Papúa New Guinea). As you can see, comfort levels are growing in the group, and the long term forecast is for a good […]

Carstensz Pyramid: All clients (and luggage) have arrived!

All climbers have arrived safe and sound—with all their luggage as well!  Tomorrow will be spent with a briefing, a gear check, some free time, and a group dinner before a late evening (01.30) departure for Timika in Irian Jaya (Eastern Papua New Guinea).  Here’s a view of the sunset over Kuta beach that some […]

Carstensz Pyramid 2017: Expedition Prep

As the last preparations are made and climbers arrive in Denpasar tonight, here’s a quick glimpse of our hotel arrangements at the Bali Rana Hotel. Guide Paul Koubek is busy with final arrangements for the expedition – permits are in place!

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Training for Mountaineering Webinar with Steve House

    Alpine Ascents International hosted Steve House, founder of Uphill Athlete and author of the training bible for mountaineers and trail runners, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for a free webinar on February 20th. Steve covered the training approach that he used in his own career as a professional climber which he now uses to help […]

  • Self Love and Wilderness

    Submission by Avalon Qian. “Tag responsibly, keep the West wild.” I pause mid-mindless-instagram scroll. This is not the first time I have seen this sentiment in an instagram post or an article about leaving no trace: “Tag responsibly.” “Keep the West wild.” What does this tag mean? I understand the fear that wild places may […]

  • Overboot Fitting 101

    Submission by Andy Souder in the gear department. Double boots are a great step-up from single boots for high-altitude expeditions. They aren’t sufficient for all environments though. Places like Denali and Vinson are often too cold even for double boots! You have two routes depending on your budget, goals, and fit needs:   A “triple/8000m/all-in-one” boot […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2024 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International