July 16, 2011
Jason Edwards reports that the Carstensz team have successfully made it back over New Zealand Pass, and are back on the plateau. The pass required 1700 feet of climbing, and they had to install ropes in several places of where the terrain was especially steep and slippery. Now, on the plateau, they have two days of stream crossings and mud, followed by two days in the forest, before they are back to Ilaga. Jason says everyone is getting a bit tired, but is hanging in there: “this mountain just keeps giving us something new every day”.