dispatches from Spring 2002
here, and for the
7200 meter Mount Nojin Kansa expedition starting
sometimes spelled Kanchanjanga or Kinchinjunga is
the third largest mountain in the world.
Kangchenjunga 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 8586 meters. The first summit of
Kangchenjunga was in 1955 by a British expedition
lead by Charles Evans. Dan's expedition will be
climbing Kangchenjunga from the Nepal side of the
name Kangchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of
the Snow" in the local dialect, referring to
its five summits all over 8000 meters. After several
attempts the mountain finally offered its
summit to the climbers of this British expedition.
Dan's chosen route is the North Face because his
expeditions have climbed it twice before, in 1997
and 1998. On both expeditions they placed members on
the summit. During the spring of 2002 Dan's hopes it
is relatively free from objective dangers such as
avalanche. It is a varied and interesting route with
loads of superb climbing - not just a huge snow
along as we cover Dan's Kangchenjunga
expedition and many others this Spring. For
Dispatches see here.