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Traditional Geocache

Puncak Jaya

A cache by Aceey
Hidden : 7/19/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Mountain Man Series. Each cache will require climbing to retrieve. You will need safety equipment and proper knowledge to use such equipment. You are responsible for your own safety and assume all risk involved in geocaching. Do not attempt this cache or any cache that would put you at risk for injury or death.


If you are not comfortable with climbing and are unable to safely make the climb, do not attempt this cache or series. If you do not have a very well trained monkey who can safely retrieve this cache, you may want to find a good Sherpa who might be able to assist you.

Puncak Jaya - is the highest summit of Mount Carstensz /ˈkɑrstəns/ in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia (within Puncak Jaya Regency).

At 16,024 ft above sea level, Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the highest on the island of New Guinea (which comprises the Indonesian West Papua region plus Papua New Guinea), also the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes, and the highest island peak in the world. The massive, open Grasberg mine is within 4 kilometers from Puncak Jaya.

The highlands surrounding the peak were inhabited before European contact, and the peak was known as Nemangkawi in Amungkal. Puncak Jaya was named "Carstensz Pyramid" after Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon who first sighted the glaciers on the peak of the mountain on a rare clear day in 1623. The sighting went unverified for over two centuries, and Carstensz was ridiculed in Europe when he said he had seen snow near the equator.

In 1936 the Dutch Carstensz Expedition, unable to establish definitely which of the three summits was the highest, attempted to climb each. Anton Colijn, Jean Jacques Dozy and Frits Wissel reached both the glacier covered East Carstensz and Ngga Pulu summits on December 5, but through bad weather failed in their attempts to climb the bare Carstensz Pyramid.


White Water Canyon operating hours are 6:30 am until 10:30 pm year-round.

“Congratulations to Zuma, Team Honeybunnies, KSpud, Comkelp, and SBC Crew” for being the first to make the ascent of Puncak Jaya.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ner lbh ernql gb pyvzo Chapnx Wnln?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/21/2014 7:16:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:16 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum