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Franky Kowaas

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Manado Adventure

  • Locations

    Papua, Indonesia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Climbing

  • Guiding Experience

    17 years

  • Languages


  • Awards

    First Indonesian Basejump

  • Favorite Trip

    Carstensz Pyramid

Guide Bio

A family man, I began Manado Adventures in Indonesia more than 10 years ago. As an experienced guide and mountain climber, I have led many expeditions, including one to Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro. This was during the time I was involved in Indonesia’s Expedition Climb which is known as Seven Summits. The idea was to climb the seven highest peaks of the world. Alas, I did not complete it. From my experience, I now help others attain their mountain climbing goals. Climbing has been part of my life since I was 15 years old. I also do other extreme sports such as paratrooping. Now, my hobby has become my profession.

I am the first Indonesian guiding company to have organized an international expedition. I also was the first person to organize a commercial trip by helicopter to Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea. The Pyramid has been closed to expeditioners after a group of tourists were killed. After this, other expeditions have been denied as there are proper procedures to undergo. I have permits to allow an expedition to explore the region.

Join me in an adventure you will never forget!

Manado Adventure

Guiding you to the top of Carstensz Pyramid with safety and success!

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