Just adding to the discussion about snow...
There is snow in Indonesia at Puncak Jaya Wijaya in Western Papua.
There are three permanent snow glaciers on the slopes of Puncak Jaya (4884 m). Puncak Jaya is the tallest peak in the Oceania region and the second highest in SE Asia. It is also the highest island peak in the world.
Puncak Jaya (in Dutch times: Carstensz Pyramid, in Sukarno times: Puncak Sukarno) is located in the Sudirman Range, in the central part of West Papua province, near to the giant Freeport-McMoran gold and copper mine.
The Puncak Jaya summit today is visited by many professional climbers, eager to set foot on the summit of Oceania's highest peak. The first person to climb Puncak Jaya is Heinrich Harrer in 1962. Harrer is the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Seven Years in Tibet.
The first Indonesian team to reach the summit and plant the red-and-white flag on the highest point of the country is Tim Kuskus led by Lieut-Colonel Hadji Anwar Hamid on 1 March 1964. He later wrote an account this Indonesia's first alpine expedition in his book Madju Terus Pantang Mundur.
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Snow in Indonesia - Puncak Jaya Wijaya
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