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Basecamp of Carstensz Pyramid, Papua 15th September 2007

4 Responses to “Basecamp of Carstensz Pyramid, Papua”

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    Jeff Ambrose:

    Stellar, a view I’ll likely never see. What is this I have read about this place? Something about a mine and having to have permission to cross their land to get here?

    (HK) Hi Jeff, thanks for your comments. Yes, just a few kilometers away is the Freeport mine, one of the biggest ecological (and sociological) disasters in the world. They have made a private road that goes close to the mountain, but it is not allowed to use it.

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    Ian:

    Great atmosphere..

  3. 3
    Josef Renklint:

    Wow, great shot. Such an unfriendly but yet beautiful scenery..

  4. 4
    mc:

    Unwelcome maybe but beautiful definitely!

Basecamp of Carstensz Pyramid, Papua

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Cold and wet and windy was our campsite at the foot of Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain of Australasia/Oceania. Though just a few kilometers lower the jungle is hot, here the cold and barren rocks make for an unwelcome atmosphere…

Shot in 1999 on regular Kodak film with Canon 500n, scanned later

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