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7 summits and other mountain stuff => General => Topic started by: Menno Boermans on Sep 12 2005, 14:14

Title: Situation around Carstensz Pyramid
Post by: Menno Boermans on Sep 12 2005, 14:14
august 2005: Carstensz Pyramid is open to climbers again...
A good moment to give attention to the shocking situation around the mountain.

The Amungme are a highland people living at the base of the Carstensz Pyramid Mountain, in the south-central region of West Papua. In the last twenty years they have seen their sacred mountains destroyed by the American miningcompany Freeport, and watched as their relatives are killed by the Indonesian army who are 'defending' the mine. The Grasberg mine is the largest copper and goldmine in the world, making more than one million dollars profit per day...

Take a look for a photo serie at: www.mennoboermans.nl (http://www.mennoboermans.nl)