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Carstensz Pyramid 12/3/08 dispatch

Hel­lo Moun­tain Mad­ness, this is Mark call­ing in with Decem­ber 4th’s dis­patch. Yes­ter­day we had a real­ly big day. Our team dropped down off the ridge that we had camped on and crossed the big val­ley to a pret­ty excit­ing riv­er crossing!

Our porters set up a zip line across the riv­er and in no time were work­ing to get our gear across. Three porters stood on each side of the line hold­ing it up as we sent our large duf­fels across the riv­er. The rest of us fol­lowed strip­ping down to one light lay­er and wad­ing the chest deep riv­er bare­foot while cling­ing to the line to reach the oth­er side.

We plan to have a well-deserved rest day tomor­row and then try for the sum­mit on Decem­ber 5th. The team is feel­ing good, a bit tired but every­one is healthy! We are look­ing for­ward to get­ting to the moun­tain and mak­ing our sum­mit push!