Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest. It would be 1856, allowing for further verification of all calculations, before it was officially announced that Kangchenjunga had moved from highest to the third-highest.Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. The British expedition honoured 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.
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Antipodean (1658) 2012-10-30 10:16
Kia ora Dwaipayan,
Great photo. The lighting gives the mountain a ghostly glow. I visited Tiger Hill in the 80s & know how spectacular this morning scene can be. Cheers, Neil
vjmite (4134) 2012-10-31 5:01
The alpenglow has produced nice muted colours on this beautiful mountain. Good depth of field and exposure. It certainly is a mighty peak.
m00n (2259) 2012-11-01 9:53
Hello Dwaipayan !
An amazing view ! Composition , DOF , light , sky ... many great features for this splendid moutain landscape.
Nard (6972) 2012-11-02 12:04
A splendid ligh on the mountain, the sky mixs with the shadows and the dark silhouettes on the FG gives a nice contrast.
macondo (18663) 2012-11-02 22:37
Really very delicately done, such subtle light and colour, and with the darker slopes in the foreground creating a feeling of depth. I found the note interesting, too.
- Copyright: dwaipayan das (adidas5nb) (5685)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Himalayan Peaks, Snow Peaks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-30 9:38