October 12, 2013
IMG guide Dan Zokaites called yesterday on the sat phone from Wamena in the Baliem Valley, a fertile area surrounded by the high mountains of central Papua and the traditional homeland of the Dani, Lani, and Yali tribes. There are no roads leading to this city, but there are cars and trucks…all flown in by airplane! Now Dan is moving forward for the second part of his Indonesia adventure, after the Carstensz Pyramid expedition that wrapped up last week. He has joined up with adventurer Anthony Nightingale and our Indonesian guide Steven to climb a couple of the most remote Papuan mountains. First they will go to Puncak Trikora and then after that to Puncak Mandala. We will look forward to following along with them as they go about as far off the map as is possible in the 21st century!