Photo by Carsten Nebel
|Range/Region:||Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1962|
|First successful climber(s):||Robert Paragot, Paul Kellar, Ren Desmaison, Sherpa Gyalzen Mitchu|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Convenient Center:||Hille, Nepal|
Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.
Jannu (now officially known as Kumbhakarna) lies 11km to the West of the summit of Kangchenjunga. Though lower, it is a very difficult peak, with a summit pyramid that is steep on all sides. The first ascent and "standard" route is a complex and difficult, though not extreme, route up the Southeast Ridge, from the Yamatari Glacier. Neighboring peak Jannu East, 7468m, was unclimbed as of 1997.
Thanks to David Metzler for this description.