An offering of Wilderness Medical Society. Logistics and guiding by Andes Mountain Guides

T his accredited curriculum’s highlights include pathophysiology, treatment and prioritization of care for a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital/ definitive care. Physicians and allied health care providers who counsel patients traveling to remote areas will be interested in the topics covered during this unique CME event. Curriculum includes altitude safety, altitude risk reduction, recent recommendations on altitude-related illnesses prophylaxis, rescue strategies and ethics, as well as real Everest war stories- uncovering what it really takes to deliver health care in the high mountain environment. This will be achieved through didactic lectures, small-group discussions and hands-on training.

Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid at 4884 m (16023 feet) is the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania and one of the seven summits of the world. Carstensz Pyramid is situated in west Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, which is the worlds second largest island. The journey to Carstensz Pyramid will take us from the beaches of Bali through the Papuan jungles to the rocky rocky summit of Carstensz. The climb, is mostly rock scrambling and fixed line travel, and entails some moderate roped rock climbing.

Scale the most exotic of the Seven Summits, venturing into a land rarely seen by the outside world, in an adventure through tropical forests, across bridges constructed of grasses, and past equatorial glaciers to the highest point of Oceania. Learn the latest skills in Wilderness and Jungle Medicine, meet great people, and receive 17 hours of category 1 CME credits as well as credits toward a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine from the Wilderness Medical Society.

EXPEDITIONS HIGHLIGHTS

● Climb with an IFMGA certified mountain guide, with solid experience in this mountain
● Get 17 hours AMA/PRA Category 1 CME credits
● Get to an exotic, seldom visited mountain, one of the Seven Summits
● Experience the personalized service that makes Andes Mountain Guides the best option in Carstensz

Carstensz Pyramid CME

The journey to Carstensz Pyramid will take us from the beaches of Bali through the Papuan jungles to the rocky rocky summit of Carstensz. Our trek begins on the village of Sugapa. The approach to base camp  takes 5 days and climbs 4000m. The climb, is mostly rock scrambling and fixed line travel, and entails some moderate roped rock climbing. The first section of the climb involves scrambling and rock climbing up 5.4 grade. On the ridge, we use a tyrolean traverse to get to the summit.

Climbing and travelling in Papua, Indonesia entails a great deal of uncertainty and requires tremendous flexibility. In addition to the fickle equatorial weather, political and bureaucratic challenges exist and can hinder the progress of the expedition. For these reasons we have built additional flexibility into this itinerary and request that all team members fully understand the nature of where we are going. With that said this is also what makes this expedition so special, making Carstenz Pyramid CME a lifetime experience.

Why come with us?

AMG offers the highests standards on Carstensz Pyramid. Being a small company specialized on custom trips, keeping our Carstensz Pyramid trip with the same spirit, offering a personalized service in every aspect. Our groups are small, our expeditions don´t overlap and our guides are simply the best: fully IFMGA certified, elite alpinists with extensive experience working  not only in Carstensz but all around the world.

Reviews

“All the guides did a splendid job in organizing and adapting to every twist from lost baggage to frozen bathroom water. The technical teaching was exceptional and all the guides were helpful, kind, funny and responsive to each concerned voiced by the group.The bottom line is you guy are great and it was a pleasure to be part of the expedition…”
Dr. Scott Unice, Idaho, USA

“I may not have summited but I had an amazing adventure lead by some lovely people. Thanks!”
Dr. Lynne Tracey, London, UK.