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Kangchenjunga 03 01 Jannu Sobithongie-Phole and Khabur Kangchenjunga 03 02 Jannu North Face Full View Kangchenjunga 03 03 Jannu North Face Middle Close Up Kangchenjunga 03 04 Jannu North Face Summit Blazes At Sunset Kangchenjunga 03 05 Fairy Waterfall After Kambachen
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Kangchenjunga 03 03 Jannu North Face Middle Close Up  [3 of 14]


The first ascent directly up the north face of Jannu was successfully completed by five members of a Russian Team in May 2004 after over 60 days on the face. They thus completed one of the most difficult high-altitude big walls ever attempted. This was the Russians’ second attempt on the intimidating north wall, a nearly vertical 700m cliff atop 50-plus pitches of snow and mixed climbing. The previous fall, a Russian expedition reached 7200m in extremely snowy conditions.
Kangchenjunga 03 03 Jannu North Face Middle Close Up The first ascent directly up the north face of Jannu was successfully completed by five members of a Russian Team in May 2004 after over 60 days on the face. They thus completed one of the most difficult high-altitude big walls ever attempted. This was the Russians’ second attempt on the intimidating north wall, a nearly vertical 700m cliff atop 50-plus pitches of snow and mixed climbing. The previous fall, a Russian expedition reached 7200m in extremely snowy conditions.

DATE: 2004-10-20 15:09