Kusum Kangguru

Elevation (feet): 20,888
Elevation (meters): 6,367
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.730793
Longitude: 86.788816
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.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #13776 - by Duncan Charles Chessell on June 03, 2001
    Long 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.