October 22, 2013
Dan reports that he flew today to Bali from Jayapura. Now he is back to the land of burgers, beer, and beaches after a trip to one of the most remote places in the world. The trip went very smoothly, and the team was very pleased. Congrats to Dan, Anthony, Steven, and Nanang!
One correction from my last post: Anthony says that the GPS readings from Trikora and Mandala make neither of these peaks as high as Sumantri, and they may be lower than Ngga Pulu and East Carstensz too. So, it sounds like Sumantri is the second highest peak in Papua (you can read about Dan and Anthony’s climb of this peak earlier this year: Carstensz2013_Trip_Report_Four_Peaks_of_Papua.pdf
After Dan gets home we will take a look at the schedule for next year’s Carstensz climb and get the info posted soon. Thanks for following along on the adventure!