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Kangchenjunga summited
11:25 a.m. EDT May 20, 2003
Carlos Pauner, Silvio Mondinelli, Mario Merelli and Christian Kuntner just summited Kangchenjunga!

Kangchenjunga, 8586m, is the third highest mountain in the world. It was first summited in 1955 and was the last of the big three to be climbed (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga.) Kangch is a more difficult climb than Everest and has only had 172 summits. 40 have lost their lives on this mountain giving it a very high fatality rate 23%.

Image of Kangchenjunga courtesy of CarlosPauner.com



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