About the Expedition

Kanchenjunga (or Kangchenjunga) is the third highest mountain in the world, sitting at 8,586 m. The first successful summit was on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band from the South side. Kanchenjunga sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim (India), in the North Eastern corner of Nepal. The name means 'Five treasures of high snow' in Tibetan.

In the spring of 2020, a team of Canadian and international climbers are heading to Kanchenjunga to attempt the original route from the South side, climbing up the Yalung glacier. The expedition is organized by Namgya Sherpa from Nepal, and John Gill from Canada. To date, only two other Canadian's have climbed Kanchenjunga.


Expedition Facts

Where: Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Nepal Himalaya
When: April/May 2020
Team: 6-8 climbers plus Nepali Sherpa support
Route: South West Face via Yalung Glacier
Organizers: Outdoor Explore and Grand Himalaya

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The Movie Project

"Friends in High Places"

One of our primary objectives on the expedition is to create a movie to document the climb of Kanchenjunga and to tell the story of Namgya Sherpa. Namgya is a successful High altitude guide, but has not yet had a chance to climb his home mountain, Kanchenjunga. The story revolves around Namgya's journey home and the process of climbing Kanchenjunga.

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