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Carstensz Pyramid Summiter

Francois Langlois
Oktober 2008

Photo courtesy Francois Langlois

I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to you for making this expedition the most unique and intriguing of the seven summits. What a privilege is has been to trek through the Papua jungle, interact with the local tribes and pass through an area that is virtually untouched by the modern world.

I truly appreciate all the effort and preparation that has gone into making this climb happen, given the political and geographical uncertainties of this part of the world.

There are always things we can do to make the climb more memorable and efficient and I have no doubt that ADVENTURE INDONESIA will strive to make this the perfect expedition.

Finally, I would like offer a special thanks to Meldy and Poxi, our two guides and cooks, for going out of their way to making this the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible. TRIMA CASSI my friends.

AMA KANE and see you again one day.
Francois Langlois

From: francoislanglois.com

I have just returned from completing the sixth of my seven summits quest: Climbing and reaching the top of Mount Carstensz in Indonesia; the continent of Oceania's highest peak. It is the most unique and technically difficult of the seven summits, a fabulous expedition! So do go take a look at the photos and Blog. Also to mention, I also reached the top of Australia's highest peak while on the other side of our planet, mount Kosciuszko. This was to eliminate the debate of what is the true continent and an excuse for to visit another part of our small world!

Kilimanjaro January 2009
I have agreed for the third time now to return to Kilimanjaro of Africa this coming January. I am helping to prepare and will accompany 14 individuals and 4 celebrities from Quebec, to go live their dream of reaching the top of Africa. And in return, each climber will help raise money for the Charles Bruneau Children's Cancer Foundation. This climb will be televised, as a camera crew from TVA will also follow us throughout our journey. Do tune in this January 2009!

Everest Base Camp May 2009
Next May 2009, I will again be leading a group of 30 trekkers, but this time to Mount Everest Base Camp. Our group will take an incredible journey through the Khumbu Kingdom of Nepal, visit with the Sherpas in the Himalayas, the Buddhist monks and their monasteries and experience a whole different way of life, on the other side of our planet! Once again, we are doing this trek for charity, namely the Make-A-Wish Foundation for children with life threatening illnesses. Please view the following link for more information. If you are interested in joining, there are still a few spots available! http://www.makeawish.ca/chapter/quebec/news/read/1006 . This will be the fourth of my charity climbs, and combined, I will have helped raise over $ 1 million for sick children! Keeping a promise I made at the top of Everest!


Summiter Carstensz
SINCE 1998

Antonio Garcia
Albert Bosch
Alison Levine
Ana Czerwinska
Andries Botha
Angelo Sousa
Anna Lichota
Benyamin Mazin
Bernard Voyer
Cao Jun
Carsten Pedersen
Charles Mace
Chiang, Hsiu-Chen
Christina Robles
Constantin Lacatusu
Daniel Theuerkauf
Daren Lindgren
David Larson
Dean Staples
Denise Fetjek
Dirk Stephen
Erick Weihenmayer
Eun On So
Felix Eduardo Sanchez
Francisco Briongos
Francois Bernard
Francois Langlois
Gary Parker
Geoffrey Robb
George Atkinson
Giuseppe Pompili
Hans Florine
Harry Kikstra
Helme Suuk
Henrik Kristiansen
Hiroyuki Kuraoka
Hsieh Yin Shu
Ignacio Amando
Igor Prinzyuk
Inna Lai
Ishikawa Tomiyasu
Ivar Lai
J F Paulsen
Jaan Reimand
Jaime Viñals
Jamie Clarke
Jason Huang
Jeffrey Warden
Jin Fei Bao
Joby Ogwyn
Joe Wolfgruber
John Crellin
John Dodelande
Jonathan Atkinson
Jose Maria Alvarez
José Mijares
Junichi Shinozaki
Kees 't Hooft
Khalid Altayer
Khoo Swee Chiow
Krzysztof Gardyna
Leszek Cichy
Liang Kun
Lu Zhonglin
Magdalena Kowalska
Marck Gunlogson
Mario Trimeri
Mark Sedon
Martin Adams
Martin Isak
Mayk Schega
Meagan McGrath
Michal Rafal Kowalski
Mikel Alvarez
Namit Rawat
Nikhu Ram Choudhary
Nikki Hoffman
Nikolaus Mangitsis
Olof Eric Sundstorm
Patricio Crausaz
Paul Fetjek
Paul Niels
Pedro Ruiz
Philippe Gatta
Phillip Pearson
Ramesh Chandra-Triphathi
Ramon Diz
Rauno Pukonen
Rick Keller
Rishi Sagar
Rob Hart
Robert Creswell
Robert Gutrhie
Robert Hart
Robert Huygh
Robert Scull
Rupert Heider
Samantha Larson
Sharon Crawford
Soeren Smidt
Takenori Yoshida
Timothy Bird
Toivo Sarmet
Troy Aupperle
Victor Saunders
Vlado Haluska
Wang Shi
Wim Smets
Wu Yu Lung
Yi Sung In
Young Mi Kim
Zed Al Refai

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