Photo courtesy Francois Langlois
I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to you for making this expedition
the most unique and intriguing of the seven summits. What a privilege
is has been to trek through the Papua jungle, interact with the local
tribes and pass through an area that is virtually untouched by the modern
I truly appreciate all the effort and preparation that has gone into making
this climb happen, given the political and geographical uncertainties
of this part of the world.
There are always things we can do to make the climb more memorable and
efficient and I have no doubt that ADVENTURE INDONESIA will strive to
make this the perfect expedition.
Finally, I would like offer a special thanks to Meldy and Poxi, our two
guides and cooks, for going out of their way to making this the most comfortable
and pleasant experience possible. TRIMA CASSI my friends.
AMA KANE and see you again one day.
I have just returned from completing the sixth of my seven summits quest:
Climbing and reaching the top of Mount Carstensz in Indonesia; the continent
of Oceania's highest peak. It is the most unique and technically difficult
of the seven summits, a fabulous expedition! So do go take a look at the
photos and Blog. Also to mention, I also reached the top of Australia's
highest peak while on the other side of our planet, mount Kosciuszko.
This was to eliminate the debate of what is the true continent and an
excuse for to visit another part of our small world!
Kilimanjaro January 2009
I have agreed for the third time now to return to Kilimanjaro of Africa
this coming January. I am helping to prepare and will accompany 14 individuals
and 4 celebrities from Quebec, to go live their dream of reaching the
top of Africa. And in return, each climber will help raise money for the
Charles Bruneau Children's Cancer Foundation. This climb will be televised,
as a camera crew from TVA will also follow us throughout our journey.
Do tune in this January 2009!
Everest Base Camp May 2009
Next May 2009, I will again be leading a group of 30 trekkers, but this
time to Mount Everest Base Camp. Our group will take an incredible journey
through the Khumbu Kingdom of Nepal, visit with the Sherpas in the Himalayas,
the Buddhist monks and their monasteries and experience a whole different
way of life, on the other side of our planet! Once again, we are doing
this trek for charity, namely the Make-A-Wish Foundation for children
with life threatening illnesses. Please view the following link for more
information. If you are interested in joining, there are still a few spots
available! http://www.makeawish.ca/chapter/quebec/news/read/1006 . This
will be the fourth of my charity climbs, and combined, I will have helped
raise over $ 1 million for sick children! Keeping a promise I made at
the top of Everest!