WISSEMU team pride of nation: chief presidential staff

WISSEMU team pride of nation: chief presidential staff

Tim Indonesia Seven Summits Expedition Mahitala reached the peak of Denali (6,195m), Alaska, North America (ANTARA/ WISSEMU Document)

Yogyakarta, June 10 (ANTARA News) - The Women of Indonesia`s Seven Summits Expedition Mahitala-Unpar (WISSEMU) team which has conquered the seven highest peaks on seven continents is the pride of the nation, Chief Presidential Staff Moeldoko said.

"Congratulations on the outstanding achievements. You have become the pride of the nation, inflame the name of Indonesia in the international world, so that outsiders can no longer underestimate our country," Moeldoko said in a written statement received in Yogyakarta on Sunday.

Moeldono who is a former Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) commander for the 2013-2015 period also said the struggle made by Didi and Mathilda is not easy. "These are great people who are always making challenges as needs. The spirit of facing this challenge should be made viral to younger generation."

Indonesian female climbers, Fransiska Dimitri Inkiriwang (24) and Mathilda Dwi Lestari (24) managed to fly the Red and White flag on the summit of Everest on May 17, 2018, at 7:15 a.m Indonesian Western Standard Time (WIB).

They completed the 7 summits ascent of the seven highest mountains of the seven continents. The efforts to conquered the seven summits have been made since 2014.

WISSEMU General Manager Sebastian Karamoy said the Seven Summits expedition was undertaken with four years of hard work, both in preparation for climbers, teams and economic resources.

Mathilda Dwi Lestari expressed gratitude because the Red and White flga can fly in seven world peaks. "This success is our dedication to national unity. For you Indonesia," she said.