Puncak Jaya

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Puncak Jaya
Peak of Puncak Jaya
Highest point
Elevation4,884 metres (16,024 ft)[1]
Prominence4,884 m (highest point on New Guinea) Ranked 9th
Isolation5,262 kilometres (3,270 mi)
Coordinates4°5′S 137°11′E / 4.083°S 137.183°E / -4.083; 137.183
LocationPapua Province, Indonesia
Parent rangeSudirman Range
First ascent1962 by Heinrich Harrer and 3 others
Easiest routerock/snow/ice climb

Puncak Jaya (IPA: /'pʊn.tʃæk 'dʒaɪ.ɔ/) (also called Mount Carstensz or the Carstensz Pyramid) is the highest mountain on the island of New Guinea.

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  1. The elevation given here was determined by the 1971-73 Australian Universities' Expedition and is supported by the Seven Summits authorities and modern high resolution radar data. An older but still often quoted elevation of 5,030 metres (16,503 ft) is obsolete.