July 5, 2011
IMG senior guide Jason Edwards reports from Jakarta, Indonesia that the entire team made it on schedule to the meeting point along with all their luggage, a good way to start a trip! After 17 hours of flying from Seattle, Jason said they were glad to see the hotel and get a good rest. Today, they did some final organizing, and this evening they are flying another 6 hours east, to the town of Timika in the Papua province of Indonesia on the island of New Guinea. One more flight after that, and they will be ready to start the jungle trek to Carstensz base camp.
Carstensz Pyramid is one of the most elusive of the “Seven Summits” (16,023 ft, 4,884 m) tucked away in a very remote part of the continent of Oceania. Just getting to the peak is one of the most challenging parts of the trip. We’ll look forward to following Jason and his team as they undertake a week of trekking through the jungle to Base Camp!