The 'Seven Summit Challenge' translates to scaling the seven mountain peaks of - Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Mont Blanc and Puncak Jaya
ua Puncak Jaya
, 4,884-metres, Indonesia, Australasia / Mount Kosciuszko, 2,228-metres, Australia, Australasia
The mountains are Everest, in Asia (29,029ft), Aconcagua, in South America (22,838ft), Denali, in North America (20,322ft) Kilimanjaro, in Africa (19,341ft), Elbrus, in Europe (18,510ft); Vinson, in Antarctica (16,050ft) and Puncak Jaya
, in Australasia (16,024ft).
This includes Puncak Jaya
, one of the so-called Seven Summits - the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.
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.
McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya
and Murder on Aconcagua.
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 area is a stronghold of separatists who have battled Indonesian rule in the impoverished region for more than 40 years.
You don't conquer mountains, you just try and climb them if they let you," UAE based adventurer Suzanne Al Houby told XPRESS after climbing Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya
) - the highest mountain in Oceania, peaking at 4,884 metres.
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.