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  1. #1
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    Nov 2014

    Carstensz Pyramid, Papua - Indonesia

    Where are we can find snow in Indonesia? Only in the top of Jayawijaya mountain. Specially, the snow in Puncak Jaya Jayawijaya unlike snow in for-seasons countries which are down to every months. But, the snow in the top of Jayawijaya is lasting down . This is the only places in Indonesia, who has snow or glaciers on the top. Carstensz Pyramid, or Puncak Jaya, is the highest mountain of Oceania and one of the Seven Summits. It is the highest point the between the Himalayas and the Andes, and the highest island peak in the world. The mountain lies in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. Carstensz Pyramid is one of the more demanding climbs in one version of the Seven Summits of peak-bagging list (it is replaced by Mount Kosciuszko in Australia in the other version. There are Several glaciers That grace the slopes of Puncak Jaya, these include the Carstensz Glacier and the Northwall Firn. Check CVS Ad and Target Ad on Weekly Circulars. Because the mountain is close to the equator, the average temperature rarely varies, meaning the glaciers only slightly fluctuate seasonally.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2014
    wish can go here someday

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    Feb 2015

  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
    Carstensz Pyramid

    The officially recognized height of the Carstensz Pyramid is 4884 m (16023 feet some sources claim 16013 feet). Despite that many sources still claim its height is 5030 meters (16503 ft). Australian navigational air maps quote 16503 feet (5030 meters). Still, in 1994, the height of the world recognized publisher of maps and guides from Verlag noted on the map „Indonesien Ost“ the height 5030 m.

    All our equipment (both altimeters and GPS"s) showed its height lower than 5000 meters (16400 feet) at the top of the Carstensz Pyramid. Therefore, in line with other reputable mountaineers, we denote the official height of Carstensz Pyramid 4884 meters (16023 feet). However, we are still in doubt about the reasons behind air navigational maps and Verlag being wrong.

    Carstensz Pyramid – Puncak Jaya (4884 m, 16023 ft), Puncak Mandala (4640m, 15223 ft), and Puncak Trikora (4730m, 15518 ft), are the three tallest and most well known mountains of west Papua. Carstensz Pyramid is the tallest of them, and it belongs to the Snow Mountains (Pegunungan Maoke in the local language). They are situated in the west of the central highland Jayawijaya.

    The legendary tropical Snow Mountains are situated in the middle of endless jungles in West Papua. They are the logical ending of Cembalo Plato. Out of the three mentioned mountains, only Carstensz pyramid belongs among them. Although the massif of the Snow Mountains is not too high, and it lies 4 degrees south of the equator, it contains four relatively large glaciers. The largest of them is not the Carstensz Glacier, but Meren Glacier which fringes the Nga Pulu peak (4862 m, 15951 ft). Some Indonesians call this peak Puncak Jaya, because it was long considered to be the highest peak of Papua.

    And where does the name Snow Mountains come from" There are not only glaciers on the summits, but the reason is also the fact that snowing is not unusual there. Tropical snow storm often bring snow to areas situated as high as 4000 m (13123 ft).

  5. #5
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    Aug 2012

    The Most Exotic Mountaineering Location on Earth, Carstensz Pyramid in Western Papua

    Carstensz appears as a mysterious and relatively unvisited climbing objective, flanked with glaciers and rising like a shark’s fin out of the mist of the jungle.

    Possibly the most exotic mountaineering location on earth, Carstensz Pyramid in Western Papua is a large limestone escarpment jutting out of the rainforest. Coveted as the highest peak in Australasia, Carstensz Pyramid is the most remote of the Seven Summits.

    This peak is the only of the Seven which is a rock climbing peak and it requires a trek in through remote jungle to reach the base camp. The peak is in west Papua (now named Papua province Indonesia) and was called Irian Jaya until 2005. It lies in New Guinea, which is the world"s second largest island.

    It's geographical location is to the west of the central highlands and the Sudirman Mountains. Rather poetically, it belongs to the legendary Snow Mountains, so named because of the snowfall that commonly falls above 400 metres. At 4884 metres it is the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania, collectively known as Australasia and, depending on your interpretation of a continent, it is one of the Seven Summits. The definition is still a point of debate because it depends on whether one considers a continent geographically or geologically. If New Guinea is regarded as part of the Australasian continental land mass then Carstenz is indeed the highest. Either way it is a significant expedition and far more challenging than Kosciusko.
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