• Vinson Massif (16,050 ft / 4,892m) – Antarctica

    Summited on January 18, 2013

    Mount Vinson is the highest mountain in Antarctica, the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on earth.

  • Aconcagua (22,841 ft / 6,962 m) – South America

    Summited on December 12, 2012

    Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina and near the international border with Chile.

  • Mount Kosciuszko (7,310 ft / 2,228 m) – Australia

    Summited on October 31, 2012

    Mount Kosciuszko is a mountain located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park. With a height of 2,228 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Australia.

  • Carstensz Pyramid (16,024 ft / 4,884 m) – Oceania

    Summited on October 23, 2012

    Carstensz Pyramid, also known as Puncak Jaya, is the highest mountain in the Australasian continent and the lowest of the Seven Summits, but it is also the most technical and difficult to get to.

  • Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft / 5,895 m) – Africa

    Summited on July 31, 2012

    Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.

  • Elbrus (18,510 ft / 5,642 m) – Europe

    Summited on July 17, 2012

    Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range in Russia and the highest mountain in Europe. While there are differing authorities on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europe and Asia, many sources agree that Elbrus is also the highest mountain in all of Europe.

Carstensz Day 7: Camp 4 to Camp 5

It’s getting exciting as we’re getting closer and closer to our destination. We are heading to Camp 5 and are two days away from Base Camp. We quickly packed up Camp 4 and started down a long and winding valley which we then climbed up the other side to beautiful clear views of the Jaya […]

Carstensz Day 6: Camp 3 to Camp 4

We woke up early this morning hoping for an early start but we got delayed until 9:00 AM due to a brief strike by the porters. They felt they were pushed too hard the previous day for trekking 13 hours in difficult conditions and now they’re asking for more money. They also said they won’t […]

Carstensz Day 5: Camp 1 to Camp 3

The word EPIC is used in many instances but I’m not even sure it is synonymous enough to describe today’s trek. As we are trying to reach Base Camp in 5 days instead of 6, we knew today would be a long and tough one but no one expected it to be as hard as it was! […]

Carstensz Day 4: Sugapa to Suangama to Camp 1

We got up this morning hoping for an early start. While we were having a not so tasty breakfast of eggs and rice, the porters were still negotiating amongst themselves. We finally got under way shortly after 8:30 AM but after barely walking 100 yards down the village, we got stopped by one of the […]

Carstensz Day 3: Timika to Sugapa

Last night was an absolutely miserable one. I don’t know if it was the “pink” partially cooked chicken from yesterday’s lunch or the fact I made a rookie mistake in brushing my teeth using the tap water or from rinsing my face and mouth in the shower, but low and behold I’ve got a severe […]

Carstensz Day 2: Delayed in Timika

We were supposed to be flying early this morning from Timika to Sugapa but got word that our chartered flight is unavailable or the plane is inadequate to carry all 7 passengers and luggage. We never got the real story except “no plane today, will have to wait until tomorrow”. So we got to spend […]

Carstensz Day 1: Bali to Timika

After clearing customs in Denpasar, Indonesia and arriving at the beautiful Sanur Beach Hotel in Bali around 6 PM local time, I met with my guide Scott Woolums from Mountain Trip. We were both hoping to spend some time at the resort and take the following day to rest on the Bali beaches but we […]

Carstensz: expedition under way

After over 49 hours of travel and barely 5 total hours of sleep, I’ve arrived on the Island of Papua to start my climb of Oceania’s highest peak, the Carstensz Pyramid. What they say about the logistics and difficulty reaching this mountain is all true. It’s going to be an epic adventure. Tomorrow morning we […]

Kilimanjaro Day 7: Summit!!! On top of Africa!

Jambo from the roof of Africa and the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak at an altitude of 5895m/19,340ft. We made it to the Summit and safely back to Millenium Camp after a long and arduous journey. We left high camp shortly after midnight in unusually cold and windy conditions. As we worked our way […]

Kilimanjaro Day 6: Kosovo Camp & Summit Push

Hello everyone! Today marks the beginning of our Summit push making for an interesting and physically demanding upcoming 36 hours. We left Karanga Camp early this morning and made our way to our high camp called Kosovo Camp at an altitude of 4800m/15,750ft. We chose to climb a bit higher to Kosovo Camp instead of […]