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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 24, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid Final Wrap-Up 12/16/08

Mark Ryman here, back in Seattle after several days of flights on a variety of aircraft. After some fairly complicated travel logistics, I finally have word that everyone has arrived home safe and sound. [+] READ MORE

December 10, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid 12/10/08 dispatch

Hello Blog readers, we received word last night that Joe, Bill, and Pablo have arrived in Nabire by helicopter. The weather closed in so the rest of the group will fly on Dec. 11 local time. All is well and the creature comforts will soon be enjoyed by all after a successful climb of the mountain! [+] READ MORE

December 8, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid Dispatch - Summit Reached!

Good Morning Mountain Madness, Mark here calling in with an update! Our team arrived into base camp December 4th around 4:00pm. We started out with a beautiful day, climbing through the technical part of the trek to base camp; but the weather didn’t hold. [+] READ MORE

December 3, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid 12/3/08 dispatch

Hello Mountain Madness, this is Mark calling in with December 4th’s dispatch. Yesterday we had a really big day. Our team dropped down off the ridge that we had camped on and crossed the big valley to a pretty exciting river crossing! [+] READ MORE

December 1, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid 12/1/08 dispatch

Hello everyone! After a wet and often intense jungle battle, we were happy to be established on dry ground at our third camp at 10,500 feet! The tents are up, all of our critical gear is dry, and last night we had another great dinner. [+] READ MORE