Puncak Jaya


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Puncak Jaya: Mount Kinabalu

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua and Murder on Vinson Massif.
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.
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.
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.
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.