In Mendoza!

Hola from Argentina, The first Mountain Trip expedition of the year is just one delayed piece of luggage away from hitting the road for the trailhead! The team became complete with the arrival of Greg Harris yesterday. Not even an Ecuadorian volcanic eruption could keep him from arriving in good spirits, although it did prevent…

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Welcome to Mendoza

The November 28th team has begun to assemble in Mendoza, Argentina. Here, they will have a team meeting, go over the itinerary, do a gear check, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Mendoza while our crew makes final preparations for the climb. Climbers on the team are Dave Bailey, Lawrence Cutler, and Greg Harris.…

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Another Carstensz Summit!!

Scott called from the top of Oceania once again! The second team, consisting of Jon Reiter, Michael Crowley and Moises Nava all stood on summit of Carstensz Pyramid on a beautiful, clear day. They made very good time to the summit and all climbed very well. Congratulations to the team!! Six climbers reached the top,…

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ON THE SUMMIT!!!

I just got off the phone with our guide Scott Woolums, who called from the summit of Carstensz Pyramid! Veronique Denys, Alan Arnette and Chuck Raper were on the first of our two summit teams and were accompanied by our Indonesian friend Jimmy.  They made it from our new Base Camp to the summit in…

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Phone Call From Base Camp

Scott called in from Carstensz Base Camp to report that the weather is beautiful and that everyone is doing great.  The team climbed up the route a ways yesterday as an acclimatization hike and to get some real-life practice.  Another team was having a bit of trouble and out crew helped evacuate a climber.  It’s…

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At Base Camp!!!

Tenacity and creativity paid off and Scott just called from the base of Carstensz Pyramid! He reported that it is a beautiful day and that the first of four helicopter flights made it to our Base Camp in the Yellow Valley, right at the base of our route. The next flight should be in shortly…

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