Training Day on Carstensz – Summit Bid TONIGHT!

Things are going great at the Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp in the Yellow Valley.  The team climbed about 300m up the route today as training for their summit bid.  Everyone did very well as they reviewed their systems for ascending fixed lines, using running belays and moving efficiently over moderately steep rock.

Tonight, the team will awaken around midnight, have breakfast and copious amounts of good coffee before they launch up the route for the summit.  The region has been experiencing an orographic weather pattern of clear mornings and afternoon rain, so their planned early start is designed to avoid the afternoon showers.

Here’s Scott!

recording

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