First ascent of Kangchenjunga
Who
George Band, Joe Brown
What
first
Where
Not Applicable (Kangchenjunga, Great Himalaya Range,India - Nepal border)
When
Kangchenjunga (8,586 m; 28,169 ft) was first climbed on 25 May 1955, when the summit was reached by George Band and Joe Brown (both UK). Kangchenjunga is one of the 8,000ers, the 14 mountains on Earth that rise to more than 8,000 m (26,247 ft) above sea level. They are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.