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Icelander Reaches Oceania’s Highest Summit

Icelander Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir completed her climb of the summit Carstensz Pyramid (also known as Puncak Jaya) in Mount Carstensz in Indonesia’s Papua province this morning.

carstensz_pyramid_wikiPhoto: Wikipedia.

At 4,884 meters (16,024 ft) above sea level, the summit is Oceania’s highest.

The climb took 12 hours, Vilborg said. “It was a really challenging day and very technical,” Vilborg said on her online diary. “We are now at the base camp and our porters are expected to arrive late tomorrow which means we get a rest day. Sleep-in and then we tackle phase two of the trip, the walk out and jungle.”

Vilborg is attempting to climb each of the seven continent’s highest peaks over the next year. Earlier this year, Vilborg became the first Icelander to walk solo to the South Pole.


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