|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1979|
|First successful climber(s):||Japanese Expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Convenient Center:||Choplung(8727ft, 2660m, acommodation and food), Namche Bazaar(11306ft, 3446m, also second hand expedition equipment, post-office and medical supplies|
Thanks to Frank Verwys for adding this peak.
Kusum Kangguru is one of the first "real" mountains which can be seen on the Jiri- Everest BC-trek.Its ridges are very steep and razorsharp. It is the most difficult trekking peak( fee: about $300) in the Everest region. Serious climbing skills are needed for this mountain. One glance is sufficient to know that this is a very serious climb. Kusum Kangguru repelled four attempts before the first ascent was made by a Japanese party. A number of different routes have subsequently been made, among them the E-face. Non of these could be considered easy.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There is one trip report for Kusum Kangguru.
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- Log #13776 - by Duncan Charles Chessell on June 03, 2001Long route, continously moderate steep, take long ropes, we used 100m ropes. Abseiled back down route, 21 by 100m abseils roughly. In Shadow entire route, summit ridge often unstable.