A group of the 7 Summits Club held ropes training near the base camp of Carstensz Pyramid
Alexander Abramov, President of the 7 Summits Club, from Papua:
Hello from the base camp of Carstensz Pyramid! Project "Seven summits in seven months" continues. Today our team, in good weather, had a great training session on ropes. We have climbed the first five pitches of the route up. Worked out movements on jumars: vertical fixed ropes, horizontal. After that, we worked down the rope. We went down five pitches on descenders. Well, in general, the team is almost ready to summit climb. In the afternoon we rested and slept. Now it's eight o'clock. We have dinner and go to bed. According to the plan, a rise in 1 a.m. and in two we got to go climbing. We hope to successfully climb tomorrow and safely descend to the base camp. If everything goes as we plan, the day after tomorrow we plan to fly by helicopter back to Timika.
Expedition members 1) Boris Kim (Russia) 2) Ivan Novikov (Russia) 3) Mamta Sodha (India) 4) Poorna Malavath (India). Guide: Alexander Abramov...
Carstensz Pyramid (sometimes called Puncak Jaya) is a mountain in the Sudirman Range, the western part of the central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. With an of altitude 4,884 metres above sea ... read more »