Chhanda Gayen [9 July 1979 - ], a mountaineer, martial artist and explorer, is best known for being the first civilian woman from the Indian state of West Bengal to climb to the summit of Mount Everest (at 7 A.M.,18 May 2013). She is renowned the world over for summiting both Mount Everest and Lhotse (5 A.M.,20 May 2013) in same expedition.
On May 19, 2014, Chhanda went missing at a height of 7,500 metres of Kanchenjunga West, also known as Mt Yulan Kang, with two high ooaltitude Sherpas. Though search operations are on, there is yet no clue to the missing climber or the Sherpas and there's little that her agonised family can do now except wait and hope for some information about their missing girl.
This picture of Mount Kanchenjunga seen from Pelling in Sikkim is not the best in terms of quality but it was the only one I could think of posting today.
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Silvio1953 (117355) 2014-05-27 12:44
Ciao Satya, fascinating montain landscape, splendid light on fantastic peaks, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (27035) 2014-05-27 12:45
A very moving note accompanies your shot of the mountains.
You do yourself an injustice, the mountains are perfectly sharp, in fact, the one on the right is amazingly crisp.
Your shot reminds me of something that Nicou would post.
My warm regards,
pajaran (49183) 2014-05-27 12:48
Interesantan tekst o planini sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana planina sa snegom.
Dobar rad, lepa panorama.
An interesting article on the mountain with a description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated mountains with snow.
Good work, beautiful panorama.
All the best.
PiotrF (5200) 2014-05-27 12:53
It's been a week. The chance for survival at a height of 7500 meters is minimal...
Very nice panoramic view of Kanchenjunga.
abmdsudi (40538) 2014-05-27 22:16
My deepest condolences & sympathy of a sad tragedy ....
What an incredible mountain, love the contrasts in colour and a great narrative to accompany it. I think the word is `awesome' looks so inviting but dangerous...
Great capture, Congrats
shreya2000 (917) 2014-05-27 23:19
These high mountains are always attracting human beings to conquer them.
I pray for the brave girl and the sherpas.
The pic is taken from far away. Anyway an interesting pic with good detail.
emka (74159) 2014-05-27 23:53
Hello Satya, What a sad story of this woman climber. But climbing high mountains is very dangerous addictions. We had also excellent woman climber, Wanda Rutkiewicz. On 16 October 1978, she became the third woman, the first Pole, and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. later her goal was to become the first woman to summit all fourteen of the eight-thousanders. But in 1992 she went missing. It is not known if Wanda Rutkiewicz summitted Kangchenjunga. If she did so, she would have been the first woman to reach the top of the world's three highest mountains. Wanda's body is still not found.
Let'spray for Chhanda.
Warm regrads Malgo
Graal (95758) 2014-05-28 0:31
nice panoramic view of big mountains. I like the white tops in sun light. Great wild nature. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
lousat (73149) 2014-05-28 1:29
Hi Satya,i hope the best for this mountaineer disappear,maybe she's still in life....the place is truly beautiful,you caught the magic moment in the best exposure to show us the best atmosphere,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
snunney (79973) 2014-05-28 4:50
A sad note to accompany this attractive composition, I hope that the lady is found very soon. I like the lighting very much and the technical quality is certainly more than passable.
Fis2 (82696) 2014-05-28 5:31
Excelleny light and colors.
Photo has climate.
nikkitta (13648) 2014-05-28 8:00
I knew about them from the news, believe there is not chance of surviving, moving note about the tragedy
My deepest condolences to their families, sometimes there are some kind of miracles
Good panoramic of the mountains
saxo042 (37024) 2014-05-28 11:20
The early morning sun rays are barely reaching these mountains. A beautiful capture of very impressive mountains and a very attractive picture.
dekanski (2622) 2014-05-28 11:36
I sincerely hope that they will be found. Really nice of you to dedicated this beautiful photograph to them!
delpeoples (52767) 2014-05-28 23:38
Namaskar dear Satya
Oh that such a beautiful photo can hide such a story of tragedy. Given the dates, I gather that all hope is lost for the female explorer? This is so sad. The only compensation is that she was doing something she lived for and loved so much. Beautiful pinkish tones, impressive textures and great light.
I'm praying for this lady and her team of Sherpas.
Cricri (102185) 2014-05-29 3:28
Belle prise du levé du soleil qui illumine le haut des montagnes blanches, bon format pano et contraste des couleurs, très belle réalisation
ourania (27542) 2014-05-29 10:04
a true story of great effort, glory and tragedy, it's related in your note in a simple and respectful way and is projected in the awesome view of your photo. A very suggestive and captivating scenery, a fine simple composition that hides vast space, mystery and challenge. I hope that good news will be heard about the missing climber and her companions, soon. A good tribute to Chhanda Gayen and to the feelings of those waiting, thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Nicou (117686) 2014-05-29 18:41
Quelle chaîne de montagnes sueprbe quelle pargeur et découpage avec le rayons doux qui lèchent les sommet c'est mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-30 2:34
Great remembrance of a brave lady who sought to defy conventions.
As for this, the scene from Pelling is a marvel. Nothing can beat the first rays caressing the Himalayas.
Have a great day!
Didi (55145) 2014-06-15 10:43
Beautiful terrific view but tragic story
I feel a peaceful ambiance in this wonderful place
jemaflor (81674) 2014-06-19 9:42
Beautiful snow covered mountains, very nice effect with the sun on these peaks.
holmertz (38025) 2014-07-06 10:22
This is a beautiful view where you have captured the fading (?) sunlight in a very fine way. The note is a sad reminder of the dangers involved in climbing these majestic peaks. By now, six weeks later, I suppose the fate of Ms Chhanda has become known. I fear the news were sad.