Carstensz Pyramid: Team Takes First Trek Through the Jungle

Posted by: Alex Van Steen, Mark Tucker | June 28, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Carstensz Pyramid

Good Evening, good evening from the Carstensz Pyramid team.  We are at Gamagai Village and we have had an incredible day.  We had a beautiful flight over the jungle, we were greeted in Sugapa by hundreds of people, friendly, welcoming, and we began our trek on jeeps, very fun.  We rode for about 10 minutes and then began our jungle walk. Although we expected a lot of rain and there were clouds all around, it did not rain on us as we went through first couple of villages.  It wasn’t until the last couple hours that we experienced the deluge of the jungle. We set up our tents once we got to Gamagai Village but we are not wet a bit, and the reason why is that they welcomed us to do some indoor camping at the local church. 

We are enjoying a dinner of cheese and all kinds of good food. We are going to get ready for another big day tomorrow, a great fun day. We are looking forward to what the mountain has in store for us and we will catch up in a day or two. 

All the Best,
Alex Van Steen, Mark Tucker and the first inaugural RMI Carstensz Pyramid Expedition team.

Alex Van Steen Checks in From Gamagai Village

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Your adventure sounds like a movie! Many thanks for the blog posts since they make it real. Much love to Bill, Katie and Sara.

Posted by: Mom/Grandma on 6/29/2012 at 6:01 am

101 in Atlanta today and no rain.  We want to hear from all of you whne possible.

Posted by: Henry on 6/29/2012 at 4:39 am

God Speed Alex and team. We are keeping you in our prayers and are looking forward to hearing all about this trip upon your return.

Posted by: Tod Morrish on 6/28/2012 at 8:56 pm

Gamagai! a gorgeous trek!  Also the home to the infamous Katua Mina!  She is Mas’s grandmother and her happy demeanor and shock of white hair is a sight to behold.  She LOVES chocolate, btw!Kugi Zambai!

Posted by: amy meredith on 6/28/2012 at 11:42 am

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