October 17, 2018
We received word that one more flight got into Yellow Valley yesterday morning. IMG Senior Guides Jonathan Schrock and Austin Shannon checked in last night to let us know that the window for flying was small yesterday and another group of climbers made it to Yellow Valley. Progress is key!
The logistics and weather are an ever present hurdle for our expedition to Carstensz Pyramid. Having a great team of local guides and support along with two of the best high altitude Guides from IMG makes everything run just a little smoother. Jonathan is at Yellow Valley with some of the team and Austin is bringing up the tail end with our last climbers. The team knows going in that staying flexible and patient is essential. Weather is something we are constantly watching during a Carstensz Expedition. When the weather comes, it is time for the team to practice that patience and flexibility. These are two things that we talk about long before the expedition… of course, putting them into practice when we need to is always challenging.
We are looking forward to hearing from the team today and getting the last flight into Yellow Valley. Then it is time to start climbing Carstensz Pyramid!