Carstensz Pyramid: Team Checks in from Putigapa

Posted by: Alex Van Steen, Mark Tucker | June 30, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Carstensz Pyramid
Elevation: 11'000'

Hey there Mark Tucker here with the Carstensz climb.  I am not quite sure what of the amazing sites in front of me I should speak of when it comes to leading a Jungle tour.  We round a corner here in this neck of the woods, I guess jungle. A gentleman appears with a big spear, a large bow, something sticking through his nose, and wearing only a gourd tends to get my attention. A wondrous place it is. It is like jungle gym, thank goodness for roots, I have a new a respect for them as a whole.  We had an ascent on some very steep terrain. The team is climbing so strong and so well and the support we are getting from our local staff is wonderful.

We are now in Putigapa which is just a meadow swamp land at about 11,000’ and it is still very forested and we have yet to find the tree line.  Mother Nature was kind to us again today we were able to get all of our gear, tents and dining area set up before the rains started.  Right now it is raining pretty hard, we are all dry, but pretty happy.  We are tired, but that just comes with the territory.
We wish you were all here and we will check in later.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker & Team


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When your on that mountain, all you gotta do is give ahundred puhcent. You know me and my boyz dwade and chris all we do is get the rings. If you ever make a big desicion call me up (1-800-got-ring)

Posted by: Lebron (The King Who Got His Ring) James on 6/30/2012 at 7:54 pm

Hey Team!!!! Hope you all are not too worn out so far! You are in our prayers! Keep having fun p.s. Katie I hope you are not using as much chapstick as you did on kili or else you will be out by now….

Posted by: Billy (Bmeister) Mcgahan on 6/30/2012 at 7:49 pm

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