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Carstensz Pyramid Dispatch December 4, 2008

Good Morn­ing Moun­tain Mad­ness, Mark here call­ing in with today’s dis­patch. Our team arrived into base camp yes­ter­day around 4:00pm. We start­ed out with a beau­ti­ful day, climb­ing through the tech­ni­cal part of the trek to base camp; but the weath­er didn’t hold. Just before we arrived in camp it start­ed to rain and kept rain­ing many hours into the night. The team enjoyed a great din­ner after get­ting warm and dry!

Today we work up to a pris­tine day. Small turquoise lakes sur­round our base camp; the scenery is just beau­ti­ful here! We are tak­ing a full rest day today to get ready for our climb tomor­row. Every­one on the team extends a warm hel­lo to friends and family!