Training

To climb Carstensz Pyramid needs most serious physics of and full of stamina of our body, the Trekking itself can be run from the classic route Ilaga village. It takes around 6 days to reach Carstensz base camp, and from base camp to the summit needs 9 hours. Take a rest for one night, then 4-5 days return from Base Camp to Ilaga/Pinapa village or Sugapa/Suanggama village by foot.  Its hard and tough trekking through cloudy-rain forest, hilly terrain, muddy trail, highland swamp, and crossing the river and by foot about 7-8 hours a day.

The weather : be prepared  for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to adverse snow and wind conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude. This wide fluctuation in temperature makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list.

Running, cycling walking up hills and stair climbing are excellent ways to condition your lower body. And also you need basic skill rock climbing experience, artificial climbing is really important when you climb Carstensz Pyramid. Strength and endurance training should be your primary focus. 

Mountaineering is a physical demanding sport, physical fitness is one of the factors of mountaineering over which we can exert a great deal of control. We strongly encourage participants to complete technical training at least two months prior to a schedule of the expedition departure.   

When submitting Climb Carstensz Pyramid Registration, prospective climbers should list in detail: all previous mountaineering experience; formal training and skills instruction; additional  rock climbing experience, alpine scrambling, backpacking, winter camping, and all other outdoor experience.

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