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Climbing Carstensz Pyramid, the Strangest of the 7 Summits

Carstensz Pyramid is an odd mountain. For starters, it’s included on the famed 7 Summits list; a collection of the tallest peaks on each continent. Located in Papua, Indonesia, many would assume this land is part of Asia. However, Carstensz is counted as Australia’s highest peak. If you find this confusing, rest assured, you’re not alone. The real high point of Australia is Mt. Kosciuszko, a gently sloping, seven-thousand foot peak between Sydney and Melbourne. It’s such a li