(16,023ft/4,884m) Irian Jaya
12/12/05: The team has
arrived home safely. Unfortunately the team did not summit this trip - we were
unable to get a working helicopter and safe weather window to coincide this
season. We look forward to trying again in March.
12/6/2005: Todd called in and
said that their helicopter has arrived. Unfortunately they are now waiting for
the weather to clear for the team to fly to Base Camp. They will call in soon
as they reach base camp.
12/1/2005:The team called in
today and reported that they are having a great time and spent the the 1st of
December with the local Komoro Tribe, engaging in a variety of their
traditional activities including Nakoro dancing, floating up river into the
jungle for a couple of hours in their freshly made dug-out canoes (sampan),
and of course feasting on the local delicacy of giant sago maggots (beetle
They should have helicopter
transport ready by Saturday or Sunday at the latest, putting them a bit behind
schedule. The team plans to stay longer if necessary.
11/30/2005: Todd called in to
report that the group is doing well and they are in standby mode in Timika.
The group went on a tour of a local village today and hopefully will be
reporting in later today.
11/28/2005: The team arrived
safely in Manado, Indonesia and transferred to the capital of Papua, Jayapura
at 2:00am Indonesian Time. The team will remain in Jayapaura for a day.
Weather is great and the local team seems excellent. Regular dispatches to
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