Carstensz Pyramid: Team Readies for Summit Attempt

Posted by: Alex Van Steen, Mark Tucker | July 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Carstensz Pyramid
Elevation: 13,900'

Mark Tucker checking in from the Carstensz Pyramid Expedition.  All is well.  We had a great training day today.  We climbed a portion of the route just trying to familiarize ourselves with the terrain and technique.  Our team is doing very well.  We were pleasantly surprised at the abilities of our group here.
So, of course, it had to starting raining.  We did start out in some clear weather but the spicket turned on and it is raining right now.  We are going to take a look at the weather starting about midnight tonight.  And at some point we’ll pull the trigger and give it our best shot.  Safety is our number one priority but we are going to push it hard and hope that we get a chance to make the summit.
We look forward to climbing tonight but for now, we have to get some rest.
Thanks for checking in.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

A team ascending Carstensz Pyramid. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Mark Tucker checks in from Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp.

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Mark, so jazzed to see you are still climbing mountains! Pat is still in college (Theatre) and Erin is a librarian in Md. I am in Louisiana. Say hello to your family for us.

Posted by: Jessie Kelly on 7/12/2012 at 12:38 pm

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY SUMMIT.

ALEX FROM THE CANARY ISLAND

 

Posted by: ALESSANDRO (ALEX) on 7/5/2012 at 6:53 am

Go for it! Sending you good wishes for clear weather and a successful summit. Much love to all.

Posted by: Mom / Grandma on 7/5/2012 at 6:32 am

Hope to hear soon about the successful summit and clear weather!

Posted by: Marshall Miles on 7/5/2012 at 5:25 am

Have at it!  Here is hoping for clear skies Best of wishes! Hugely fun to live this again vicariously via your blogs!
Amy Meredith

Posted by: Amy Meredith on 7/4/2012 at 4:19 pm

McGahan clan!  Thinking of all of you and enjoying the updates! Sounds like y’all are having a blast!  Be safe!  Coach Eubanks

Posted by: Amy Eubanks on 7/4/2012 at 3:15 pm

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