Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ben and Elsie reach the summit!

Bill called earlier today from the summit of Carstensz Pyramid!

He said it had been a stunningly clear, blue sky day all the way up. He, Ben and Elsie made good time on the route, but just as they reached the top, a bank of clouds rolled in and obscured their view.

They were descending in good, but cloudy weather and are hopeful that the helicopter will fly in to get them in the morning.

Once again, I'd like to commend Ben and Elsie for their grit and determination in sticking with us and waiting for the weather to give them a chance to reach this most elusive of the Seven Summits.

Congratulations to all the climbers! Well done and safe travels home.

I'll post more as I hear from Bill, and I expect he will post more details from the trip when he gets back into the land of internet. Stay tuned for lots of photos from this expedition as well!

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