He reached the summit of the 4,884m/16,023ft mountain at 8.28am local time on Wednesday 16th March, 11.28pm on Tuesday 15th March UK time, completing his trek and climb in 7 days.
Carstensz Pyramid was always going to be a tough leg of the challenge. Rising from the dense tropical jungle of West Papua in Indonesia, Carstensz is the most elusive, mysterious and adventurous of the 7 Summits and has represented an arduous physical and mental test for Richard. Speaking from the summit, Richard said; “It took us just under 7 hours of pretty tough technical climbing to summit today. Conditions were good except we had heavy snow on the summit ridge so we had to dig some of the fixed lines out. I am pretty shattered, it’s genuinely been a really tough trip but an amazing experience and I am really pleased to get the 5th leg under my belt”.
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