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Carstensz Pyramide - Papua - Carstensz Pyramide Or A More Familiar in Ear We are called by name JayaWijaya.Jayawijaya Mountains is unique in the mountains appeal is in Indonesia, where lies the uniqueness of it, TravelEsia Trying to expose it to you



Carstensz Pyramide

Or A More Familiar in Ear We called the name Mount JayaWijaya located in the tropics is a snow-capped mountain, you can rectify these assumptions after visiting JayaWijayaPeak, the highest peak in the Sudirman Mountains (Sudirman Range) in the province of Papua. Peak or shorter JayaWijaya called Puncak Jaya, has reached a height of 4,884 + meters above sea level (asl), thus allowing the area covered by eternal snow.

However, the eternal snow expected to shrink, even drying. In a number of studies concluded that the deposits of ice in these mountains from year to year depreciation serious. Depreciation in the Sudirman Mountains snow is caused by global warming. Thus, it is not possible someday it will lose the snow mountain as it did on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Besides known as Puncak Jaya, the highest peak is also known as Carstensz Pyramide, or Carstensz Peak. The name was taken from an adventurer from the Netherlands, namely in January Carstensz, who first saw the snow-peaked mountains in the tropics, precisely on the island of Papua. The observation was made by Jan Carstensz through an ocean liner in 1623. Because it can not be proved by direct observation, the report was considered absurd. Therefore, for the Europeans, found in the snowy mountains of tropical land is something that is almost impossible.

Why I Should That's where?

Jayawijaya peak is one of the snowy mountain peaks that exist at the crossing of the equator, in addition to mountains in Africa and Latin America. If viewed from the air, looks like a tapestry Jayawijaya Peak shrouded in black that white hood. If the sun is bright, the snow will reflect the blinding sunlight.

Content of ice in these mountains is estimated at 5 percent of the world's reserves of ice outside Antarctica. However, due to global warming, the amount of shrinking year by year. If viewed from the type glaciers, snowy area Jayawijaya into Alpine Glaciation type. While glacier (snow lumeran flow) in the region into Glacier Valley type, ie flow of glaciers that flow from the high to the lower area. Therefore, in this area there is a possible flow of river ice.

Peak is also listed as one of the top seven continents (Seven Summit) which is phenomenal and a coveted mountain climbers in various parts of the world. Jayawijaya peak located in the National Park Laurentz, Papua. The peaks covered by eternal snow. The icecap Jayawijaya Peak is one of the three snow fields in the tropics that are in the world.

In our country through which the equator, watch the snow in Indonesia certainly something that is impossible to be understood. Carstensz Pyramid (4884 m asl) is one of the snowy peaks. The highest peak in South East Asia and the Pacific is located in the Sudirman Mountains series. This peak is famous not only because of the high, but also because there is a layer of snow on top.

In 1623 John Carstensz Navigator of the Netherlands became the first to bring the word to Europe about the ice caps in the tropical country on the line of the equator eografis West Papua New Guinea. Report the results met with laughter by the public at the time. New in 1899, an interval of three centuries of Dutch expedition who were making a map on it confirmed what John Carstensz conveyed. So it is in immortalized on the mountain.

How Do I get there?

Carstensz Pyramide peak has an altitude of 4884 M above sea level (16023 ft). Location is at the coordinates 04 ° S 137 ° E 04 733 and 09 572, located in the west central highland called Jayawijaya and mountains Sudirman. Many think that the same peak Carstensz Pyramide Jayawijaya, whereas the second peak is located adjacent

To climb this mountain there are two accesses, namely through the freeport and Ilaga. Galina Donikara, a senior Wanadri mention to climb this mountain must have a recommendation from the office of Minister of Sports, Chief of Police, BIA - Indonesian intelligence, Menhutbun / PKA, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI). If you want to pass Tembagapura plus of Indonesian Rock Climbing Federation (FPTI).

It all should be taken care of in Jakarta. Then in Jayapura, the recommendation of Police Chief Bakorstanasda and must be bagged. In Timika, recommendations permission PTFI for EPO and track facilities. "Last in Tembagapura, coordination with the Emergency Response Group (ERG) for handling Emergency Procedure and apparatus Satgaspam to track security issues," said mountaineer who had joined the expedition of Indonesia - the '97 Everest.

Long series of letters of recommendation list is that eventually many of us prefer to make climbers climb abroad. As for access Ilaga, it takes even more costs and longer time to reach the base camp.To Access  Attractions Peak Jayawijaya

Given the weight of climbing terrain, complicated licensing process, as well as security guarantees as part of the ascent, the climbers should utilize the services of an experienced travel agent. Various travel agents who have an international reputation has provided two options route, namely the classical pathway through the village Ilaga, or both pathways are more comfortable with a helicopter ride to base camp Hill Lake (Lake Valley).

The travel agent will usually also handle licensing issues, transportation from Jakarta to Papua, rental helicopter to base camp, climbing guides, insurance, as well as training and conditioning team before the climb. Of course, the cost per person for a team ascent by using a travel agent requires considerable cost, which is about $ 10,000 per person (about a hundred million dollars or more).

How In The accommodations?

If you wish to visit the attractions Puncak Jayawijaya, you should use the services of travel. This is because of the ascent must pass through a fairly complicated process, especially the licensing issues.

Not to mention the safety issue is not the same as climbing a mountain with a trip to the beach or other places. Need proper preparation that does not happen during the ascent. Choosing a travel agent is also not arbitrary, choose competent and experienced. Travel agents usually provide a climbing lane 2 options, the first is miss a Ilaga village, and the second is to take a helicopter to the Mount Lake. If you want more comfort, you should choose the second option.

When should I get there?

To enjoy the beauty of the Carstensz Pyramide should be done around May-June when the weather is at the site is classified as the "friendly" (source: Researchers from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics; Indonesian Institute of Sciences, as well as researchers from Ohio State University and Columbia University.)

To reach the location is very difficult because after 10 am foggy air, and often rain accompanied by lightning and strong winds. Due to bad weather, expedition delayed by more than a week.

Snowstorm in the night long time can lead to the addition of a layer of snow about 10 to 15 cm. However, when it rains noon the ice sheet melts.

Know Before You Go

This mountain is located in Indonesia, but the climbers were graced with the most instead of exploring the ridge climber abroad instead of local climbers. Did you know, every year there are approximately 200-300 foreign climbers who explore the mountain, while the Indonesian climbers only dozens of people. It looks strange, but it is a fact that happened on the field. Investigate local climbers calibaration constrained in terms of licensing.

Due to high rainfall in some parts of the surface of the ice sheet found in potholes eroded flow of rain water. Layer of ice on top of it is the only one in the world which is located in the central western Pacific ocean thermal pools. The ice layer is at a height of 4,884 meters above sea level.

large temperature fluctuations between day and night. In fact, the temperature reached minus 14 degrees Celsius, and in the afternoon up to 15 degrees celsius.

To reach the location is very difficult because after 10 am foggy air, and often rain accompanied by lightning and strong winds

Due to high rainfall in some parts of the surface of the ice sheet found in potholes eroded flow of rain water. Layer of ice on top of it is the only one in the world which is located in the central western Pacific ocean thermal pools. The ice layer is at a height of 4,884 meters above sea level.

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