CARSTENS PYRAMID

COMPLETED           DECEMBER 2018

Rising from the dense tropical jungle of West Papua in Indonesia, Carstensz Pyramid is the most elusive of the Seven Summits. Its remoteness, combined with government restrictions, political instability in the region and frequent tribal warring, has meant that few people have climbed it since the first ascent in 1961. It was undoubtedly one of the more adventures journeys as the summit was too small to launch from, as well as the ridgeline to the summit. Pierre and Nico found a spot 280m below the summit and managed a difficult crosswind launch.

They were told afterwards this was the first Paragling flights off the peak

CONTINENT: Australasia

COUNTRY: Iranian Jaya

 

SUMMIT: Irian Jaya - AKA -Carstens Pyramid

 

GPS CO-ORDINATES: N4 04.733 W137 09.572

 

ALTITUDE: 4884m / 16023 feet

 

BEST TIME OF YEAR: Any time of the year

 

TIME TO CLIMB: Days - 10/14

                                   Weeks- 2

 

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FRIENDS: Nico Hickley

 

PARAGLIDING: Two Solo Flights

TIMES COMPLETED: 1

PARAGLIDING HISTORY:

  • 2018 Dec.  - Nico and Pierre, Solo

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHERS WHO HAVE FLOWN FROM THIS MOUNTAIN PLEASE CONTACT US SO WE MAY UPDATE OUR SITE, THANK YOU