12 years after his return from Tibet in 1950, Heinrich Harrer, together with three friends, Temple, Kippax and Huizinga, decided to conquer the peak Jayawijaya.
In 1962 they became the first climbers to summit Carstensz (Jayawijaya), one of the 7 highest mountains in the world.
Jayawijaya peak, better known by mountaineers as Carstensz Pyramid which has a height of 4844 meters above sea level, and for centuries has been the eternal glaciers attract interest-equatorial especially the adventurers and mountaineers who want to reach the glacier. In 1623, a Dutch explorer Jan Carstensz, seeing snow-capped mountain and the mountain was named by his last name.
This natural phenomenon is very rare because of natural ice usually does not fall along the equator. Unfortunately, a significant decrease in the glaciers have been found in several locations such as the Peak and Glacier Trikora plans between 1939, 1962 and 1994 to the year 2000. Extensive permanent snow is still very impressive.
Climbing to the top requires special techniques and climbing terrain is only recommended for experienced climbers. There are three pendakain hardest part of a five-point climb. Making this peak as one of the most difficult peak to conquer the world, and the highest peak between the Andes and the Himalayas, if you behasil Carstensz Peak conquered the screams of victory and joy will you scream at the top of Jayawijaya.