Jeff left yesterday to climb Mt. Wilhelm, the highest peak in PNG. He's traveling with another missionary and two national guys. The nationals have been quite helpful in arranging transportation, since they know other guys who drive PMVs (public motor vehicles).
Friday at seven in the morning, the first PMV had pulled up in our driveway to pick Jeff up. (We had no idea how a PMV was admitted by the college guards!) When the group got to Kundiawa, Eastern Highlands, another driver met them. The second one is from Chimbu, the province where the mountain is located. He drove them to a lake on the mountain with huts for climbers to sleep in.
Saturday, the guys are taking it easy at the higher elevation. Tomorrow morning, they will be awakened by a guide at 2, so they can ascend to the 15,000 peak before dawn. If the morning is clear, those at the top should be able to see to the northern coast of the country!
Can't wait to hear the stories from this trip!