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Indonesian climbers accomplish mission over Seven Summits

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 9 2011   /  08:00 am

The Bandung-based Mahitala mountain climbing team was reported to have successfully completed scaling Denali, the last in their conquest of the world’s seven summits.

Called the Indonesian Seven Summits Expedition Mahitala Unpar, (ISSEMU), the expedition, which began in 2009, culminated with the raising of the Red-and-White flag on top of the Denali peak in Alaska, United States, at 8:35 a.m. Jakarta time on Friday.

“The team has reached the peak and will immediately descend,” said ISSEMU spokeperson Audy Tanhati by phone in Bandung, West Java.

According to Audy, the good news was conveyed by Matt Emht, a guide from Alpine Ascents International (AAI), who accompanied the Mahitala team.

“We’re calling in from the football field just below 20,000 feet, near the summit of Denali. We’re on our way back down now,” Matt said in an audio post at www.alp...