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Help! Volcanoes on Papua New Guinea?

Postby Corax » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:56 pm

I'm working on the Volcanic Seven Summits List.

Does anyone have any information about high volcanoes on Papua New Guinea?
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Postby Scott » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:51 pm

Yes, but maybe not more than you have. I believe you mentioned once that you talked to Mike Kelsey before. I assume you already have his book? If not, I can help you with the info.
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Postby Corax » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:25 am

I have Michael's book but I have it back home. In Canada at the moment. I didn't think about ''The Kelsey Option''
I'll mail him about this.

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Postby kunlun » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:33 am


I believe there are some volcanoes in the Kunlun that are above 5000m.


Hope this helps!
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Postby Corax » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:07 pm


Thanks a lot for this info.
I had no clue about this and the info will bring a dramatic change to the whole list.
Not only on my little SP page, but elsewhere as well.
On every list I've ever seen about the Volcanic Seven Summits, Damavand has been the peak to climb in Asia. When I had climbed it in -99, I was congratulated by an Iranian climber saying; You have just climbed Asia's highest volcano - congratulations.

I have to look deeper into this when back home.
It's almost unbelievable no one has included these peaks on any V7S list before.

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Postby Corax » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:19 pm

Had a closer look at the page.
It has lots of completely erronous information, so I better be careful about anything that's stated on the page.
Look at this page.
Aconcagua is given at 7021m and the list of the highest volcanoes on earth is very much off the mark etc.

Nowadays you can't even trust the Smithsonian Institute.
:x :(
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Mt Giluwe in PNG

Postby RockDoctor » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:24 pm

Hi Corax

I made it up the summit of Giluwe in Sept 2008. I'll set up a "Mt Giluwe" page on Summit Post, with pics, GPS tracks and waypoints, and a trip report.

I've bagged 4 of the 7 volcanic summits now - strange as it may seem, Giluwe was the hardest so far (!) Actually, it was 'physically' difficult because the 'logistics' were so difficult - but I'll save that story for the trip report :-)

I'm new to Summit Post, so bear with me if this takes me a few attempts to get the page and info set up here ...

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Postby Athos791 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:10 pm

Kunlun: Thought you might be interested in Corax and my Vulkan page! After talking with various volcano experts we decided that Vulkan was indeed a volcano... Theres more info on the page!


and RockDoctor, let me know if you need any help setting up the page.. Let us know when you finish it for sure!! :D
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