Carstensz Pyramid: Team Meets the Moni Tribe

Posted by: Mark Tucker, Alex Van Steen | June 29, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Carstensz Pyramid

Hello there Mark Tucker here calling from the Carstensz Pyramid Expedition. Here in Ugimba spending quality time with Moni tribesmen. A Great welcome. This is where our lead local guide is from and it is pretty amazing as you can imagine. We were treated to quite a festival and a very formal traditional dance. This is the real deal, just like the pictures you would see in National Geographic. This is it, this is pure in the purest form. It has been one heck-of-a day, we are just smoked, the whole team is already bedded down and it is still pretty early.

We’ve probably got another 2 or 3 power days in the jungle where every step takes full concentration team is doing fantastic. I’m so impressed with efforts in there. They are adjusting to all of the incredibly challenging root climbs, there were a couple of small cliffs and moving the rivers having to build little bridges wading in rubber boots almost over the top, as a matter of fact, somebody may have actually had a full submersion. We are all doing pretty well, and WOW this place is amazing.  It didn’t really rain until about 4 o’clock, and then they turn on the spigot and it’s full blast. We are happy where we are at.

I can’t wait to show some pictures because this is just an incredible experience, and we hope to continue enjoying it. Big day tomorrow and we’ll do our best to keep checking in. So for now it’s called “Amakane” (ah-mah-kah-neh) it just keeps people smiling and it’s the greatest greeting.

We will keep checking in, Amakane!
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

RMI Guide Mark Tucker Checking in from Ugimba

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The adventure continues. What a story. Much love to you all.

Posted by: Mom/Grandma on 6/30/2012 at 6:18 am

That sounds so incredible - thank you for sharing it all. We are sending good thoughts to all of you.

Posted by: lisa mcgahan on 6/29/2012 at 5:07 pm

Jambo! Enjoy the experience and safe climbing. I will see you again Mark on Kili. This time to the top.

Posted by: Stephani Krzysik on 6/29/2012 at 1:54 pm

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