Trip Reports
Quick update of the team with a local Balinese Dance group. Perfect evening and we leave in an hour! More soon! Scott
Hello from Bali! We had a busy day here checking gear, getting packed, and enjoying Bali! We had a huge surf today, it was actually too big for swimming. The whole team is here and everything is set to move ahead tonight as scheduled. We are flying at midnight for
Hello from Bali! I arrived a few days ago to get everything ready for the 2011 Mountain Trip Carstensz Pyramid Expedition. Arriving early gives me plenty of time to work…and surf! Everything is going as usual here in Indonesia. There is a large, ongoing strike at huge gold and copper
Welcome to the dispatches from the Mountain Trip 2011 Carstensz Pyramid Expedition.  We'll be posting updates here to allow friends, family, and armchair adventurers to follow this expedition to climb the highest peak on the continent that includes Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.   There is some argument here, which
Hi everyone! Thanks for tuning into our blog and following the teams progress up and down the "big one".   We are all currently back in Anchorage enjoying our belly's being full of delicious steaks and beer.   To back track a little bit...after waiting out five days of high
Everyone flew off the mountain last night back to the relative civilization of Talkeetna.   They were all pretty tired after a long night of travel.   It was a good effort by all the climbers, but the weather just never cooperated to allow them to reach the summit.  We'll get a
They are all in base camp this morning and just waiting for flights now.  They had a bit of a tedious journey down this morning, breaking trail in the new snow and pretty bad visibility early in the day, but they didn't have too much problem with crevasses, and are
All of our climbers are on the way to base camp this morning.  They left late last night, and have been working their way around the crevasses of the lower Kahiltna glacier and are almost to base camp this morning.   It has been a bit of work, with challenging
The team is on the way down the mountain, but are still encountering snow and wind.   They are getting pretty used to it by now, but have certainly had their share of bad luck with the weather.   They continued down last night to the 11,000 ft basin (Camp 2) and
They had a stormy, snowy night last night again at high camp and after a windy morning they are heading down.   It's been a bit disappointing for the team, but they gave it their best shot and sometimes the weather just doesn't allow you to get to the summit.
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