Puncak Jaya


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Pun·cak Ja·ya

 (pŭn′chăk′ j&ä′yə) or Car·stensz Pyramid (kär′stənz)
A peak, 4,884 m (16,024 ft) high, on western New Guinea in Indonesia. It is the highest elevation in Oceania.

Pun•cak Ja•ya

(ˈpʊn tʃɑk ˈdʒɑ yɑ)
n.
a mountain in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on W New Guinea: highest island point in the world. 16,503 ft. (5030 m).
Also called Djaja Peak. Formerly, Mount Carstensz.
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That leaves only 16,050-foot Mount Vinson in Antarctica and 16,024-foot Puncak Jaya in Indonesia (a substitute for Australia, where the highest peak is only 7,310 feet).
Prior to climbing Mt Elbrus, the duo had climbed Mount McKinley in Alaska in June 2014, and Mount Puncak Jaya in Indonesia in March 2014.
Suyanto said the first incident was in Puncak Jaya Regency's Tingginambut District when a group believed to be of Free Papua Movement opened fire on a military post, killing one soldier and wounding another.
He believed the same group of more than 20 gunmen was responsible for both attacks in Tinggi Nambut, a village in the mountainous district of Puncak Jaya.
The event takes place on Friday December 2 at St George's Hotel in Llandudno, when Richard will recall the challenge of tackling peaks including Everest, Kilimanjaro and the lesser-known 16,000-foot Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid), the highest point in Australasia.
The incident had taken place on May 30 when Battalion 753 soldiers arrested Tunaliwor Kiwo and Telangga Gire in West Papua's Puncak Jaya regency.
That's not counting his climbing of Puncak Jaya - also known as the Carstensz Pyramid - in Indonesia and his successful mission to the North Pole.
The dialect of the victims places them in the Puncak Jaya region, where security forces are accused of repeated rights abuses.
This year's effort focused on several small and rare ice fields almost due west of the Andes on the other side of the Pacific - near a mountain called Puncak Jaya.
My interactions with local people led me to believe that although the days of walking the complete length of the Jalan Raya were gone, the route still existed, and that in the more remote districts of Puncak Jaya and Paniai, people were still using it for trade.
If the team succeeds, they will have checked off two of the seven (or eight, depending on how one defines the continents) missions from their list, leaving Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Kosciuszko in Australia, Puncak Jaya in Oceania, Everest in Asia, and Mount McKinley in North America to be conquered.