Hello from Bali! I arrived a few days ago to get everything ready for the 2011 Mountain Trip Carstensz Pyramid Expedition. Arriving early gives me plenty of time to work…and surf!
Everything is going as usual here in Indonesia. There is a large, ongoing strike at huge gold and copper mine near the mountain, a 6.8 earthquake that was centered just a few miles from here yesterday, and the ubiquitous couple of lost bags. Hey its Indonesia!
Seriously though, we have been watching all of those events closely and are prepared for different contingency plans. Three of the team, Jon, Moises and Veronique, are here now. All in all, it is quite nice here on the beach at the Legian Beach Hotel.