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Carstensz Pyramid (4,884mt) Indonesia.

Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) is the highest summit in the australian continent and based in the Papua province, Indonesia. Its elevation is 4,884 mt (16,024ft) and it was first climbed in 1962. Puncak Jaya was named "Carstensz Pyramid" after Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon who first sighted the glaciers on a rare clear day in 1623. The sighting went unverified for over two centuries, and Carstensz was ridiculed in Europe for saying he had seen snow near the equator.

Because of the presence of the largest gold and copper mine in the world, access to the region is very regulated and the natives' fighting for independence over the last 30 years has sometimes erupted fiercely.

The Climb

Yes, it is exactly 30 days away. A region that is home to more than 300 different tribes, including some peoples who remain un-contacted and never met 'westerners', who speak more than 250 languages, endemic wildlife that include many weird and wonderful creatures as cassowaries, dugongs, echidnas and tree-dwelling monitor lizards (some I never heard of before).

This is Papua, the planet's second-largest island, which ... MORE

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