Carstenz pyramid (4884 OSL) peak is one of seven most famous peak in the world. Name Carstenz taking from the mount founding, Yan Carstenz from West Europe. In that time, 1623, Carstenz saw groups of snowed mount from southeast Papua Nugini direction. But, the truth could be verification in 1899 by Dutch expedition mapped the island contour. As a honour, the highest peak on Sudirman mountain range named carstenz peak. Beside the Carstenz, there are many others high peak like Sumantri Peak, Soekarno Peak (4826 OSL), Middle Carstenz Peak, and East Carstenz Peak. The first Indonesian expedition in order to reach Cartentz Peak members Fred Athaboe, Sudarto, Sangirin and three Japan peoples, they reach the peak on 1964.
The mount usually climbs by professional climbers, needs any complete equipment and the local potter. The route is: Tembagapura or Illaga – Lembah Danau – Danau – Cartetz Peak.
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) :
4° 5' S; 137° 9' E
-4.076859, 137.156262 (Dec Deg)
739391E 9549057N Zone 53 (UTM)
Indonesia (Highest Point)
Irian Jaya (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins :
New Guinea (Highest Point)
Land : Gunung Lorentz
Clean Prominence: 4884 m/16,024 ft
Optimistic Prominence: 4884 m/16,024 ft
Key Col : Ocean 0 m/0 ft
Distance to Higher Peak: 5262.57 km/3270.71 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor: Yulongxue Shan (NW)