Today was a 04.30 start for a 05.30 departure to the waiting helicopter for three members of our team (with the rest staged in two waves, each one hour behind the last). Team One (Paul, Jordan, and Nick) waited at the Timika heliport while rain poured for several hours. Eventually it was clear that flying […]
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. […]
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 […]
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!