The Youngest Climber to Touch Carstensz’s Glaciers

Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid is one among many peaks part of the Sudirman mountain range in Papua, Indonesia. Located at 4,884 meters above sea level, the glaciers existing at Carstensz are the only tropical glaciers in Indonesia and even in all Southeast Asia. With the only phenomenon of snow happening at the highest peak of Indonesia – considered one of the seven summits – aspiring all climbers all over the world to step foot on the mountain located on the island of Papua.

Maximus, originating from the village near Carstensz, is a known founder of the local tour company PT Adventure Carstensz. His children are gaining education at Java. However, he wanted his children to feel accustomed with the mountain area where his father was born and spent most of his childhood. Thus, taking his three children to climb Carstensz and come firsthand with the tropical snow and remarkably accomplishing the climb without any prior training. They simply complied with instructions provided along with the faith of their father who views Carstensz as the Mother, an integral part of his life.

Maximus hopes the next generation of Indonesia can further their sense of love towards the country. In addition, he wants to lead by example by not only be a climber but also a caretaker of the environment around the mountain.

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