Welcome To Punta Arenas, Chile!!

The team has all arrived, along with all of their bags!  This is an auspicious start for what we hope will be an exciting adventure!

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Carstensz Team is Back in Nabire

Scott called in a very happy post from the warmth of Nabire!  This was Scott’s 7th ascent of the peak (and his 7th rotation of the SEVEN SUMMITS!), and his excitement about our new access to the mountain comes through in his post. Reliable access to Carstensz has been the proverbial Holy Grail for climbers…

CARSTENSZ SUMMIT!!!!

Our Carstensz Pyramid team reached the summit of the most elusive of the famed Seven Summits! The route to the summit is a combination of rock climbing and exposed scrambling, with some higher forms of roped trickery required along the way.  From the team’s camp in the Yellow Valley, right at the base of the…

Carstensz Team in Papua

The guys spent a day enjoying Bali yesterday, preparing their gear, relaxing and taking in some of the Balinese culture.   Then it was the long flight to the island of Papua where they arrived mid-day today.   They met with the helicopter pilot, and checked out the machine and hope to be flying into base camp…

2014 – Carstensz Expedition!

Scott Woolums, our lead guide for our 2014 Carstensz Pyramid expedition called in the team’s first post.  The climbers are all in Bali and about to begin their journey to the island of West Papua. At 16,023 feet, Puncak Jaya, as it is known locally, is the highest peak on the continent of Oceania.  Located…