Jaya Peak

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Jaya or Djaja Peak

(both: jä`yə), mountain peak in the Sudirman Mts., Papua prov., Indonesia, on W New Guinea, rising to 16,503 ft (5,031 m). It is the highest point on New Guinea and in Indonesia and the highest island mountain in the world. The peaks are snow-covered, but the lower slopes have lush tropical vegetation. It was formerly called Mt. Carstensz and Mt. Sukarno.
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Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) 4,884 metres, Australia/Oceania
The dialect of the victims places them in the Puncak Jaya region, where security forces are accused of repeated rights abuses.
We were interrogated and arrested twice and thrown out of the state of Puncak Jaya. We were accused of being gold thieves and threatened by an angry mob, and seemed to consistently choose the toughest, most inhospitable routes possible, from precipitous cliff-side paths to waist-deep floodwaters and exposed mountain tops.
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.
It was the final mountain in the Seven Summits Challenge which has seen Rhys scale Kilimanjaro in Africa, Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) in Indonesia, Aconcagua in South America, Denali in North America, Elbrus in Russia and Vinson in Antarctica.
Recent conflict in the district of Puncak Jaya has stimulated further suspicion toward Indonesia.
A new airport is to be built in Sinak, Indonesia by the local administration of the Puncak Jaya district of Irian Jaya.
McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif and ends with the grand finale Murder on Kilimanjaro.
The gunmen shot dead the policeman, who was guarding a gas station in the town of Mulia in Papua Province's Puncak Jaya Regency, at 10:50 a.m., according to Puncak Jaya Police Chief Aleks Korwa.
A teenage mountaineer is attempting to become the youngest person ever to conquer the highest peak in each continent - after learning the ropes in Snowdonia.: The seven summits in Rhy's sights:Kilimanjaro Height: 5,963m (19,563ft) Location: Tanzania, Africa First ascent: 1889 Denali Height: 6,194m (20,320ft) Location: Alaska, North America First ascent: 1913 Aconcagua Height: 6,962m (22,841ft) Location: Argentina, South America First ascent: 1897 Elbrus Height: 5,642m (18,510ft) Location: Caucasus Mountains, Russia/Georgia, Europe First ascent: 1874 Puncak Jaya Height: 4,884m (16,023ft) Location: Indonesia, Oceania First ascent: 1962 Vinson Height: 4,897m (16,066ft) Location: Antarctica First ascent: 1966 Everest Height: 8,850m (29.035ft) Location: Tibet/Nepal, Asia First ascent: 1953