Trip Reports

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…

The Team is in Sugapa!

Scott called a bit ago to report that the entire team is now in the remote, jungle village of Sugapa.  They made two flights to shuttle everyone out of Timika and also made a reconnaissance flight over the mountain, so they are back on schedule! Sugapa is deep in the jungle and the team are…

Short Delay Today but off Tomorrow!

Well, we’re experiencing a  sort delay while flights and logistics are organized today, however; everything is set for a launch tomorrow morning early. We have a Pilatus Porter chartered to fly us into a small jungle airstrip called Sugapa. This should be a very interesting flight!  Flights, actually, as it will take two shuttles flights…

Update from Timika

Hello Everyone, We are enjoying our second night here in Timika and are experiencing why any expedition to Carstensz Pyramid can be challenging. The violence associated with the mine strike has escalated since we have been here and there is a lot going on that has affected our trip. Today we received news that the…

Off to Papua Tonight!

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 Papua. Next stop Timika Sheraton…

June 28 Expedition Wrap Up

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 winds and accumulations of snow…