The team flew into basecamp this morning! Getting to basecamp on Carstensz Pyramid is always a crux of the trip and can be subject to long delays due to logistics or weather, so they are really happy to be on schedule and moving right along so far. They jumped up to nearly 14,000ft altitude from sea level today so they’ll spend the day resting and acclimatizing. They are pretty near the equator, so the altitude jump isn’t generally too bad, but they will spend today and tomorrow acclimatizing before heading to the summit at 16,023 ft (4884m).
Weather has been good and things are going super smoothly!
Here is Scott Woolums calling in with the Carstensz Expedition dispatch from basecamp!