In 2020 65 Degrees North will set out to summit CARSTENSZ PYRAMID
Carstensz Pyramid is the highest peak in Indonesia and Australasia and is the most elusive of the Seven Summits.
Rising from the dense tropical jungle of West Papua and often shrouded in mist, this remote mountain maintains a sense of mystery.
At 4884m Carstensz Pyramid is the lowest of the Seven Summits, but it is one of the hardest to climb. Unlike the other continental summits the main challenge on Carstensz is technical rock climbing, rather than simply the rigours of climbing at high altitude. Conditions are very diverse and often challenging.
An expedition to this intriguing landscape is not just a climbing venture, but a journey back in time through tribal ancestries and an incredible rich and rewarding experience.
Summit day will involve scrambling on sharp rock in the dark, up narrow chimneys and gullies, for around 12 hours until the team reach the summit ridge.
Temperatures on the summit are often well below freezing, and the weather can range from rain, mist and wind, to possible snow showers or potentially clear skies.
The team will need to prepare mentally and physically for this strenuous challenge which will require technical climbing skills to navigate this dramatic, imposing and very steep mountain, pushing them to their limits and proving that anything is possible!