Photographer's Note

Kangchendzonga and the range.
Also spelt as Kanchanjangha or Kanchenjunga(8586 m).

Kang-chen-dzo-nga or Yang-chhen-dzö-nga are four Tibetan words. In Sikkim they are interpreted as “Five Treasuries of the Great Snow.”
This mountain is a religious place to the local people as it holds an important status in mythology.

Kangchendzonga is the third highest peak of the world. It was considered as the highest peak till 1852, when GTSI (Great Trigonometric Survey of India) declared Mount Everest as the highest mountain.
Fatal accidents on first two expeditions (1929 and 1931) gave Kangchendzonga a reputation for unusual danger and difficulty. No one else attempted to climb it until 1954. In 1955, a British expedition led by Charles Evans reached the top, but the team stopped within a few yards of the actual summit to honour the religious beliefs and wishes of the Sikimmese.

Peaks visible in the picture are ---
from Right : Narsing, Pandim and Kangchenjunga in the middle,
then Talung, Kabru and Kumbhakarna.

Shot at Kaluk, West Sikkim, India.
(F9; 1.6 Sec.)

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  • Copyright: Alekhya Sundar (aleXundar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 265] (1256)
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  • Date Taken: 2012-10-00
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