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<b><font color=DARKGREEN>THE HIGH POINT OF INDIA IS KANCHENJUNGA. THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF IT FROM THE WEB:
Kanchenjunga, mountain, south central Asia, in the Himalayas, on the frontier between Nepal and Sikkim, India. The mountain, the third highest in the world, has five peaks; the highest is 8,598 m (28,209 ft) above sea level. In 1929 a Bavarian expedition attempted to climb the mountain, but failed. In 1931 another German party set out to make the ascent. Two members of the party were killed in a fall, and the group was forced to abandon the climb. The area of the summit was finally reached in 1955 by a British expedition led by the Welsh educator and mountaineer Charles Evans, one of the leaders of the expedition that conquered Mount Everest. In deference to local religious beliefs, they stopped a few meters short of the summit.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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