September 26, 2013
IMG guide Dan Zokaites reports that the team had a good night at Camp 5 and are heading today up and over the 14,600 foot New Zealand Pass. This will mark the end of the sloppy hiking of the plateau; from here on they are on the rock of the Sudirman Range. Ahead are the four highest peaks of Papua: Sumantri, Carstensz Pyramid, Ngga Pulu and East Carstensz.
From the NZ Pass, they will drop down to the Carstensz Base Camp at 13,700 feet. If the weather is decent, the plan is to try for the summit tomorrow.