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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

Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz Cuts Loose in St. Petersburg

Friends, family and loved ones, At five a.m. we were devouring breakfast. Thirty minutes later we were flying down the road to the booming city of Mineral Vody. Our flight from there to St. Pete only took us 3 hours … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Celebrates

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We made the most of our last day in the beautiful Baksan Valley. This morning, we hiked for several hours up to a dramatic, rushing waterfall. As climbed up through the lush forest, we stopped … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro July 29 Team All Set

The July 29 Kilimanjaro team has arrived in Arusha. Today they rocked their gear check with lead guide Tom Chambers, and they are all ready to head to the mountain tomorrow!

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • 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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