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
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