Kanchenjunga

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Kanchenjunga (also called Kangchenjunga, Kangchen Dz-nga, Khangchendzonga, Kanchenjanga, Kachendzonga, or Kangchanfanga) is the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest in Nepal, located in the Taplejung district straddling the frontier between Nepal and India.

The rough translation of Kanchenjunga is "Five Treasures of the Snow", as it contains five peaks over 8,000 metres. Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British 1849 Great Trigonometric Survey showed Mount Everest to be the highest and Kanchenjunga the third-highest.

Kanchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown of a British expedition. The British expedition honored the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition. After the alteration of the Nepalese/Indian frontier in 1975, Kanchenjunga became the tallest mountain in India.

Climbing History

See Kangchenjunga History (http://www.k2news.com/kanghistory.htm) for a more detailed account.

The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) covers 2035 km2 surrounding the mountain on the Nepalese side.

See also: Kanchenjungha

In literature

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Kanchenjunga as viewed from Gangtok.

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Eight-thousander series
Everest | K2 | Kanchenjunga | Lhotse | Makalu | Cho Oyu | Dhaulagiri | Manaslu
Nanga Parbat | Annapurna | Gasherbrum I | Broad Peak | Gasherbrum II | Shishapangma

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Kanchenjunga is also a visual RAD tool for producing Java client applications for use with Postgres95. ca:Kanchenjunga da:Khangchendzonga de:Kangchenjunga es:Kanchenjunga fr:Kangchenjunga ja:カンチェンジュンガ nn:Kantjendjunga no:Kanchenjunga pl:Kangchenjunga fi:Kanchenjunga

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