Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Two Indonesian Students Summit Mount Everest

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  • Fransika Dimitri (right) and Mthilda Dwi Lestari on the top of the highest mount in Antarctica. WISSEMU

    Fransika Dimitri (right) and Mthilda Dwi Lestari on the top of the highest mount in Antarctica. WISSEMU

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Two Indonesian students of the Women of Indonesia’s Seven Summits Expedition Mahitala-Universitas Parahyangan (WISSEMU), Fransiska Dimitri Inkiriwang and Mathilda Dwi Lestari successfully reached Mount Everest’s summit on Thursday morning 07:00 Indonesian Western Time, or 05:50 at Kathmandu.

    “They were both in fit condition and summited together,” said Carolina, a member of the supporting team in Bandung.

    Fransiska and Mathilda set off from Camp 3 on Wednesday at 23:30 Nepalese time. According to Reinaldo Theta Auriga, member of the supporting team back in Bandung, said on Wednesday that the hiking team have reached Camp 3 at the height of 8,300 meters above sea level.

    Other information from social media account WISSEMU stated that the heights over 8,000 meters above sea level is considered to be a death zone because of the low oxygen level and the height.

    To give context of the struggles the climbers face, every climbers there are given their own deadline to make it out alive of the death zone and is advised not to be within the death zone area for more than 24 hours.

    The oxygen level on these altitudes is just a mere 30 percent compared to normal sea-level altitudes.

    Climbers are required to utilize an oxygen mask to complete the journey up.

    ANWAR SISWADI (Bandung)