Carstensz Pyramid: Summit!

Posted by: Alex Van Steen, Mark Tucker | July 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Carstensz Pyramid
Elevation: 16,023'

Good morning, this is Alex Van Steen from the Carstensz Expedition. And my oh my, what a day we had yesterday. And here is the great word: RMI has summitted Carstensz Pyramid! We had a long day but everybody, despite being exhausted, did, really, really well. We all have a little bit of an altitude hack and the desire to head the other direction, but we are just loving this experience. I wish I could send photos via this dispatch, but they will be posted later. We’ve got lots of photos, and lots more stories. Stay tuned. Thanks, good-bye.

The summit ridge of Carstensz Pyramid.  Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Alex Van Steen with the Carstensz summit news.

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Alex, I’m so proud of you!!! Good job. Love, your cousin-in-law!!! ;-)

Posted by: Lynnette Rutledge on 7/6/2012 at 6:53 pm

Hey guys!!  So incredibly proud of all of you!  To celebrate your achievements today, Sophie and Kasey slept til noon!!!!You guys are all amazing.  Can’t wait to see the pics and hear the stories.  Get home safe!

Posted by: Uncle Martin on 7/6/2012 at 3:51 pm

Way to go McGahan’s.  Cannot wait to see pictures.

Posted by: The Bryant's on 7/6/2012 at 1:37 pm

We can’t wait to see pictures! So thankful for your safety and glad to hear the good word today - you and your team are inspiring :) Continued prayers for safety and endurance!

Posted by: Stephanie Larkins on 7/6/2012 at 9:37 am

Congrats Alex!  I am excited to tell the TRACK kids that you made it!

Posted by: Tara M. on 7/6/2012 at 8:35 am

Congratulations on reaching the summmit! Can’t wait to see the photos. So proud of you all.

Posted by: Mom/Grandma on 7/6/2012 at 8:16 am

Congratulations to the team and to Alex and Mark for a job well done!  Looking forward to hearing more about the adventure when you return! Ka noae! Amakane!

Posted by: Amy Grace Meredith on 7/6/2012 at 7:39 am

Success!!  Congratulations to the team.  We had a celebration for you on Wednesday in Atlanta and invited 60,000 people to run down the middle of Peachtree Street for 10k.  It was a huge event in your honor.

Posted by: Henry on 7/6/2012 at 4:48 am

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