2012 August Summiteers

Edward Searle / MR (UK)
Cason Crane / MR (US)
Robert Kay / MR (US)
Isabella De La Houssaye / MS (US)


I have arrived back in the UK now, and getting over the jet lag. I am sorry i couldn't stay longer i had to get home as a relative was in hospital. I throughly enjoyed the whole experience of visiting jakarta and climbing carstensz. Thank you very much for the gifts of the shirts and the certificate, they are wonderful. Much appreciated. Hope all is well in Jakarta. Thank you very much for everything in the trip it has been wonderful! Everything every well organized and a great team!!

Best wishes for the future,
Edward Searle

Hi Ferdinand, 
Thank you for all that you and Adventure Indonesia did to make our Carstensz Pyramid trip a huge success! From meeting me late at night in Jakarta to arranging a great tour of Jakarta to the amazing guides (Yoshi and Poxi), amazing cooks and a friendly and strong group of porters to Andreas' hospitality in Bali, everything went exactly to plan under very trying conditions. 

Our trek went smoothly although I must admit that it wasn't easy! Your description of it being the world's hardest trek seems like a pretty realistic statement. The climb was fantastic and the views amazing. I was very impressed with how Poxi and Yoshi dealt with our porters and the respect that was shown to them by everyone we encountered in the region. I cannot say enough about the quality and variety of the food we were served; it was simply amazing. Our cooks consistently prepared tasty and healthy food under some very difficult circumstances. I truly don't know how they did it. 

Everyone in our group summited and no one seemed very much worse for the wear. It was a fantastic trip! Thank you!
Robert Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

I think I can speak on behalf of both myself and my mother in saying that the expedition far exceeded our expectations. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. Thank you for everything. I have attached my testimonial below and I'm sure my mother will do the same later. 

When I decided to climb Carstensz Pyramid with Adventure Indonesia, I didn't really have any other options; they were the only company offering a trip in the dates I had available. It is only now that I fully appreciate how lucky I was that it worked out that way: Adventure Indonesia runs a fantastic, top of the line Carstensz Pyramid program that meets or exceeds the levels of "Western" companies that offer trips at double the cost.

To be more specific, the food, guides, and services provided Adventure Indonesia were top of the line. Every meal--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--was delicious. A mix of Indonesia specialities and Western comforts, the meals were unbelievable--literally, I couldn't figure out how our cooks managed to create such good meals with such limited ingredients on the expedition.

The guides, Poxy and Yosh, were friendly and knowledgable. Poxy's 30-something Carstensz Pyramid summits (he has a 100% success rate) meant that he knows the mountain like the back of his hand. Yosh complemented Poxy's experience with great English and a perpetually sunny attitude, even when things were looking down. Finally, the service--from the Bali staff to Ferdinand himself--was impeccable. My queries were always promptly and comprehensively answered, and we could always expect a smiling face and flowers when we landed in Bali. In many ways, Carstensz Pyramid is a miserable experience...the weather in Papua is perpetually horrible and the hiking and climbing are both ridiculously hard. But Adventure Indonesia helped make these challenges bearable and, at times, enjoyable.

For that, and--more importantly--for our group's safe return, I am eternally grateful. Thank you, Ferdinand, for making my CP expedition a fantastic one! I highly recommend that anyone interested in climbing Carstensz Pyramid should choose Adventure Indonesia as their tour provider; you can definitely expect the best from them.  
Cason Crane