September 21, 2013
IMG guide Dan Zokaites reports by sat phone that the team successfully flew today to Sugapa, the jumping off place for their trek to Base Camp. The flight was delayed in the morning due to bad weather in Timika, but it subsequently cleared up and they flew later in the day. They are spending the night in Sugapa tonight and will start trekking into the jungle tomorrow. According to the map, they have only 37 miles to get to BC, but this is going to be some tough hiking… so we are planning 6 days of trekking to get there!