President Jokowi Congratulates Two Indonesian Students for Conquering 7 Summits

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 17 Mei 2018
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17 meiTwo Indonesian female students Fransiska Dimitri and Mathilda Dwi hoisted the national flag on the peak of Mount Everest, on Thursday (17/5) at 05.50 a.m. local time or 07.10 a.m. Western Indonesian Time.

“Indonesia is proud of Fransiska Dimitri and Mathilda Dwi’s achievement in hoisting the Indonesian national flag on the peak of Mount Everest. The two srikandi (women warriors) have conquered the seven summits. Amazing – Jkw,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo tweeted in his official Twitter account on Thursday (17/5).

Fransiska and Mathilda began to climb Mount Everest on 17 April 2018 for acclimatization (to adapt to a new change in altitude) from Everest Base Camp (EBC), Tibet (5,400 mamsl) to Camp 1 (7,050 mamsl).

The two students continued their journey to reach the peak of Mount Everest from Camp 3 (8,225 mamsl) on Wednesday (16/5) at 11.30 p.m. local time. After the 6.5-hour journey, they stepped on the highest point in the world and hoisted the national flag on Thursday (17/5) at 05.50 a.m. local time or 07.05 Western Indonesian Time.

Upon the achievement, Fransiska and Mathilda have successfully conquered the seven summits, among others; 1. Cartenz Pyramid peak (4,884 mamsl) on 13 August 2014; 2. Mt. Elbrus (5,642 mamsl) on 15 May 2015; 3. Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 mamsl) on 24 May 2015; 4. Mt. Aconcagua (6,962 mamsl) on 30 January 2016; 5. Mt. Vinson Massif (4,892 mamsl) on 5 January 2017; 6. Mt. Denali (6,190 mamsl) on 2 July 2017; and 7. Mt. Everest (8,848 mamsl) on 17 May 2018. (*/ES) (RAS/MMB/Naster)


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