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(both: kän'chənjo͝ong`gə, kăn`chĕnjŭng`gə), or


(kĭn'chənjo͝ong`gə), mountain, on the India-Nepal border, E Himalayas; geologically regarded as part of the main axis of the Himalayan range. The third highest mountain in the world, it has five peaks, of which the tallest is 28,169 ft (8,586 m). In 1955 a British expedition under Charles Evans climbed the mountain, but in deference to local religious beliefs the party stopped a few yards short of the summit.



a mountain in the Himalayas. Maximumelevation, 8, 585 m. The mountain is composed of gneisses, granites, and schists. It has jagged peaks and steep slopes. Largevalley glaciers, such as Zemu (approximately 30 km long) andKanchenjunga, are located on the mountain.


, Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga
a mountain on the border between Nepal and Sikkim, in the Himalayas: the third highest mountain in the world. Height: 8598 m (28 208 ft.)
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The climber along with two Sherpas was reportedly swept away by an avalanche on the higher reaches when she diverted her trail toward Mount Yalung Kang after successfully summiting Kanchenjunga.
They scaled Kanchenjunga on Sunday and were attempting to climb Yalung Kang, a sister peak.
There are four at Kanchenjunga and it's similar at Lhotse," senior tourism official Mohan Krishna Sapkota is reported to have said recently.
Kanchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world at 28,169 feet.
Arnab Ghosh owns two happening nightclubs- Club 69 off Bypass and Xrong Place on Sarat Bose Road and now he is making his foray into the world of films with Kanchenjunga Express which he wrote and is now producing as well as directing.
La federacion surcoreana de alpinismo ha decidido por unanimidad que no existen pruebas suficientes de que hubiese hecho cumbre en el Kanchenjunga y, por tanto, es la espanola Edurne Oasaban quien se hace con la gloria.
Flying in a helicopter to the summit of Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas.
The major clusters of glaciers are around the 10Himalayan peaks and massifs: Nanga Parbat (Gilgit), the Nanda Devi group in Garhwal, the Dhaulagiri massif, the Everest-Makalu group, the Kanchenjunga, the Kula Kangri area, and Namche Bazaar.
Her rival, Edurne Pasaban of Spain, has questioned whether Oh reached the summit of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, at all.
12) The region lies partially to the northwest and largely to the west and south west of the Kanchenjunga.
Now, he has followed in his footsteps and visited the Cynon Valley to unveil a replica copy of Lear's famous Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling.
The series of paintings to which Lovecraft makes reference are likely those inspired by Roerich's journey, beginning in 1923, to what were then uncharted regions of Chinese Turkestan, Altai, Mongolia and Tibet: In Kanchenjunga, Sikkim Pass, His Country, The Great Spirit of the Himalayas, and The Banners of the East (http://www.