We’re off the mountain!

By: Mountain Trip

We had a long day today, which began at Carstensz Base Camp and ended with us making it all the way to Nabire! The whole team flew out this morning via 4 helicopter flights to the small jungle village of Sugapa. From there we had a chartered Twin Otter take us across Papua to the frontier settlement of Nabire. This little town definitely feels like a very remote corner of the world, but lo-and-behold, it has internet!

So, we spent a total of 5 days and 4 nights up at Base Camp, which resulted in everyone summiting during two great summit days back to back. Our good luck held, and the weather did as well, so we had good day for flights out as well! It is a rare occasion on a Carstensz expedition that, not only does all your travel and logistics stay on schedule, but you are actually ahead of schedule! The whole team is very happy right now, and we only have only one more day of flying before we are on the beach in Bali!

I will post more photos and some video when we arrive tomorrow as the internet here is challenging at best! It is now 11pm and we are all ready to crash tonight!

Scott Woolums reporting from Nabire, West Papua, Indonesia.

Veronique below the summit ridge

The "Infamous" Alan Arnette

Jon minding the Gap

Moises just below the summit

Michael negotiating one of the gaps on the summit ridge

 

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