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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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