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.
|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.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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