October 2, 2013
Dan Zokaites reports that yesterday the team made it to Camp 1.5, requiring a couple river crossings. It rained hard all day and between the rain and the rivers, they got pretty wet. Fortunately they were able to get dried out around the camp fire with the local Papuans. Apparently the heavy rain has washed out a key bridge they need to cross today, so they have sent a number of porters ahead to start working on rebuilding it. If necessary, they have their climbing ropes and gear, so they can always do another Tyrolean traverse (like the one on summit day)!