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Mt Kangchenjunga

Mt Kangchenjunga
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-03 4:39
Viewed: 7140
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kangchenjunga Clicked from Tashi's View Point, Gangtok during sunrise time. I have posted it to TN time & again but this is to show you the panoramic view of the range as seen from Gangtok, the capitol of Sikkim. You may like the large version.

Location : Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim - Nepal Border
Altitude : 8, 586m (28,169 feet)
Imporance : 3rd Highest Peak Of The World.
Best Trek Season : April To October


Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) had remained virgin and unconquered, inspite of the several attempts furnished with the most modern equipments till 1975. Within 7,000-sq-kms area is contained the world’s third highest 8,586m, but the most romantic mountain.

Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) is located on the Sikkim (India) - Nepal border as part of the Himalayan mountain range. Kangchenjunga has 5 peaks, of which the true Summit is 28,169 feet or 8,586 meters. The name Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) means "The Five Treasures of the Snow" in the local dialect, referring to its five summits all over 8,000 meters.

Kangchenjunga has an enormous mass with numerous satellite peaks along its ridges. Kangchenjunga is located at Latitude 27° 42' 9'' Longitude 88° 9' 1 '. Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) is also known by some as named “Kangchen Dzö nga”, “Kachendzonga”, “Kangchanfanga”.

Climbing Attempts At Kangchenjunga
In 1930, a European expedition consisting of German, Austrian, Swiss and British mountaineers made an attempt to scale Kangchenjunga, it failed. Years later a writer came across an extract from the diary of one of the climbers, who wrote:

“Kangchenjunga (Kanchenjunga) had beaten us… we had examined every portion of the faces above the Kangchenjunga and Rathong glaciers; nowhere was there a chink in the armour of the giant. Others sceptical as to the truth-may follow… like us they will lie awake at night and tremble, even as the ground trembles at the roar of great ice avalanches that seek their destruction… their hope and optimism… ruthlessly crushed beneath the icy heel of Kangchenjunga.”

In June, 1955 a British expedition under Charles Evans sent a telegram to the ‘Times”, it read:

“Summit of Kangchenjunga less five vertical feet reached on May 25. All well.” The expedition stopped short of the top-they had agreed to respect the religious feelings of the Sikkimese who regard the mountain as sacred and had undertaken not to desecrate the immediate neighbourhood of the summit.

Sir John Hunt, who reached the peak of Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey, has described it, a mountain more difficult and dangerous to climb, than Everest itself.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-03 5:05]

Hello Subhash
Another wonderful landscape, I like it very much.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-03 6:27]

Hello Subhash,
It is not often we see a picture of Mt. Kangchenjunga and this must be the first time I have seen it on TN, even you have posted images of this famous mountain before!
A fine capture showing the snowy peaks lit by the rising sun.
Thank you and best regards,

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  • Rupesh (46)
  • [2009-05-03 6:32]

HI subhash

i like ur pic.. with Good col. and lot off infermaction ...


Ciao Subhash, superb mountain landscape with fantastic light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-03 10:42]

Hi Subhash,

These mountains are magnificent! A beautiful shot showing off the shadows and lighting. Wonderful colors, details and contrasts of a place few of us will ever see. A beautiful composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-03 14:10]

Hi Subhash,this wide crop and this fantastics light make a difference.It's a very nice pic on 3D,beautiful and magic view....my best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-05-03 14:27]

Hi Subhash,
Great landscape.Well caught and composed.Have a nice week!
Thanks for posting..

wonderful landscape, I like it very much.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-04 2:09]

just beautiful image and excellent view of the great peak. great lighting, colors and contrast. tfs.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-05-04 6:20]

Ah! The beauty of far away mountains! You captured it so well, with the beautiful light in the background and the silhouetted peaks up front. Your land is a huge land, with space and infinite beauty. Many thanks to share it with us, Subhash,


Great capture & note.

A delightful wide view of this mountain seen from Sikkim side, Subhash. The light on it is just divine.
In 1965 while doing the 4th Adventure Course from HMI Darleeling, I saw Kanchenjunga for the first and last time from Sandakphu. It had snowed the whole night and we had a bare glimpse of this giant in the morning before it was engulfed in mists once again. However, the memory of that momentary glimpse has never faded from my mind.
Thank you for showing this clear and breath-taking view. The large version is really worth watching.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2009-06-13 0:43]

Hi Subhash,
great one of Mt. Kangchenjunga. This is really one of the best mountains in the world. My pictures have less sun in it.
Gret POV, excellent presentation.
I love it Oki

outstanding picture of kangchenjunga.details are very nicely captured.

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