7S #5 Puncak Jaya
7S #5 Puncak Jaya
7S #5 Puncak Jaya
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The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass. Completing the Seven Summits and additionally reaching the north and south poles has been dubbed the Explorers Grand Slam.

7 Summits #5 Puncak Jaya

• Elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
• Prominence 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
• Australia
• Sudirman Range
• Indonesia
• First Ascent 1962

Puncak Jaya (Indonesian: [ˈpuntʃak ˈdʒaja]; literally Glorious Peak) or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m [16,024 ft]) is the highest summit of Mount Jayawijaya or Mount Carstensz /ˈkɑːrstəns/ in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia (within Puncak Jaya Regency). Other summits are East Carstensz Peak (4,808 m [15,774 ft]), Sumantri (4,870 m [15,980 ft]) and Ngga Pulu (4,863 m [15,955 ft]). Other names include Nemangkawi in the Amungkal language, Carstensz Toppen and Gunung Soekarno.

This Patch Series is a Tribute to all those Climbers and Explorers and we start this new growing Outdoor Series with the Seven Summits

Each Patch is around 4" wide and comes with a numbered Artwork Card with some of the Information about him. Each Design is limited to 300 Patches. The Topolines on each Card are Part of the specific Mountain on it. They are shipped from Charlotte, NC.

The Bass and Messner lists

The first Seven Summits list as postulated by Bass (the Bass or Kosciusko list) chose the highest mountain of mainland Australia, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m or 7,310 ft), to represent the Australian continent's highest summit. 

Reinhold Messner postulated another list (the Messner or Carstensz list), replacing Mount Kosciuszko with Indonesia's Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m or 16,024 ft). Neither the Bass nor the Messner list includes Mont Blanc. From a mountaineering point of view, the Messner list is the more challenging one. Climbing Carstensz Pyramid has the character of an expedition, whereas the ascent of Kosciuszko is an easy hike. Indeed, Patrick Morrow used this argument to defend his choice to adhere to the Messner list,

Being a climber first and a collector second, I felt strongly that Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Australasia ... was a true mountaineer’s objective."

Special Thanks to my Crew Hiwez and Tov for creating the Artwork of the Mountains and Cards...