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Carstensz Pyramid Team Patiently Waiting for Weather Window

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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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  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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