Summit reached 30 April 2013
Route: Standard from Lakes Base Camp
Carestensz, otherwise known as Puncak Jaya, is one of the Seven Summits on the Messner List. At 4,884 meters, 16,024 ft. it’s the highest mountain in Oceania (Australian Continental Shelf).
The highest mountain in the Australian mainland is Mount Kosciuszko, 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level. However, the highest mountain in the Australian continent which includes Australia and New Guinea is Puncak Jaya, 4,884 m (16,024 ft) above sea level, in the Indonesian province of Papua on the island of New Guinea which lies on the Australian continental shelf. Puncak Jaya is also known as Carstensz Pyramid.
Below: I’m in the bottom center with the red helmet and green shell.