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carstenszPuncak Jaya was originally called 'Carstensz Pyramid', after Dutch explorer Jan Carstensz who first sighted the glaciers on the peak of the mountain on a rare clear day in 1623 (Carstensz was ridiculed in Europe when he said he had seen snow near the equator) This name is still used among mountaineers Although the snowfield of Puncak Jaya was reached as early as 1909 by a Dutch explorer, Hendrik A. Lorentz, the peak was not climbed until 1962, by an expedition led by the Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (of Seven Years in Tibet fame) with three friends — Temple, Kippax and Huizenga.

In the highland areas, day time temperatures should range between 75 and 45 degrees -F with most evenings about 45 degrees -F Expect warm afternoon showers, which may turn cool in encountered on a mountain pass. Closer to Carstensz, snow or inclement weather may accrue. Temperatures can range from 28 degree-F to 60 degree-F with sunshine occasionally in the mornigs, then rainfall in the afternoons and evenings. Winds are variable and can be strong.



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