British climbers George Band and Joe Brown reached the 28,160ft summit
Climbers consider Kangchenjunga one of the
most difficult ascents among the world’s 14 highest peaks.
Only 195 people have climbed Mount Kangchenjunga, according to the
Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Kangchenjunga has a reputation for being a difficult mountain and
normally takes more than three months to tackle ( climbing Mount Everest – the
world’s highest mountain
at 29,035 feet – normally takes two months ).
Scaling Kangchenjunga involves a much longer approach hike and the
mountain is prone to bad weather.
Before the true height of Everest
was established in the mid-1800s, Kangchenjunga, on the Nepal-India
border, was thought to be the world’s highest mountain.