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Irian Jaya Mountains



The mountains of Irian Jaya (West Papua) have embodied the romance of the exploration ever since 1632, when Jan Carstensz first sighted them from the deck of his ship in the Arafura Sea with the ice-capped summit rising above the jungle. 

Village chief with his mummified father

Indonesian workers contemplate what before the storm was a bridge

The view south from Tembagapura

Aerial view of the mine

The road from the coast to the mine which costs US$120 million in 1971.
When the road stops, the cable car system takes over.

Rugged mountain ranges

Aerial view north over Ngga Pulu to Carstensz Pyramid

A cable car system used to transport workers over an 800 meter high cliff


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