Enjoy this remote journey into the depths of Papua New Guinea with Dave Pritt, Director of Adventure Peaks. We start by acclimatising on Mt Hagen before attempting Mount Giluwe 4,368m the second highest mountain in Papua New Guinea, and the highest volcano on the Australasian continent. It is made up of a series of volcanic plugs left over from the original volcano, which formed over 700,000 years ago and, like Mount Kenya it has twin summits. The ascent takes you through jungle, grassland, past innumerable tarns and lakes but don’t expect home comforts. The climb is magnificent but it’s wild, and remote.
Acclimatised we transfer our energy onto Mount Wilhelm the island’s highest peak at 4509m, our aim is to climb it from the remote village of Keglsugol. This is a wild and remote approach that presents the opportunity to experience ancient cultures and tribe’s people that are still largely intact, leave behind any western ideas of comfort; it is a journey back in time. The paths are remote, crossing rivers, alpine grassland, glacial valleys and moss forests, the home of several birds of paradise. Once on the summit your efforts are rewarded with stunning views from the roof of the world’s most mountainous island.