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Copyright: Georg Isbary (oki) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-29
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 8:27
Viewed: 3919
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another view on magnificant Kangchendzonga Mountain (third summit in the world). As written below, this is a view nearby the famous Tiger Hill - after all tourists left, I walked downwards with my wife enjoying the view.

Here are some more informations about the mountain:
The huge massif of Kangchenjunga is buttressed by great ridges running roughly due east to west and north to south, forming a giant 'X'. These ridges contain a host of peaks between 6,000 and 8,000 meters. On the east ridge in Sikkim, is Siniolchu (6,888 m/22,600 ft). The west ridge culminates in the magnificent Jannu (7,710 m/25,294 ft) with its imposing north face. To the south, clearly visible from Darjeeling, are Kabru North (7,338 m/24,075 ft), Kabru South (7,316 m/24,002 ft) and Rathong peaks (6,678 m/21,910 ft). The north ridge, after passing through the minor subpeak Kangchenjunga North (7741 m/25,397 ft), contains The Twins and Tent Peak, and runs up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La, a 6,120 m (20,080 ft) pass.

Kangchenjunga is known for its famous views from the hill station of Darjeeling. On a clear day, it presents an image not as much of a mountain but of a white wall hanging from the sky. The people of Sikkim revere Kangchenjunga as a sacred mountain. Permission to climb the mountain from the Indian side is rare, but sometimes allowed.

Because of its remote location in Nepal and difficult access from India, the Kangchenjunga region is not much explored by the trekkers. It has, therefore, retained much of its pristine beauty. In Sikkim too, trekking into the Kangchenjunga region has just been permitted. The Goecha La trek is gaining popularity amongst tourists. It goes to the Goecha La Pass which is located right in front of the huge southeast face of Kangchenjunga. Another trek to Green Lake Basin has recently been opened for trekking. This goes to the Northeast side of Kangchenjunga along the famous Zemu glacier.

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Hi Georg,
Wow! This is a fascinating view of this so special mountain. I like this POV and composition a lot. Exposure is very good too and so are your notes. It almost looks like a scene from a fairy tale were the characters have found a forbidden country :) Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

Hello Georg,
what a specticular view of this mighty mountain! thank you for the useful notes and information on it!
captured well with good pov, sharpness, nice colouration and details
the exposure and focus is spot on
wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello Georg! Nice picture. Good composition. Amazing background. Regards!

Hi Georg, great mountains seems stand up over sky, splendid composition, very well done, HAPPY NEW YEAR, ciao Silvio

I am thankful you came and commented on my bird image....so now I have discovered you! And am I glad I did. We need more great imagers as you here...Your work is wonderful...I will have to add you to my list! fine work oki.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-30 16:31]

Hello Georg (Oki)

A beautiful postcard quality shot of this wondrous mountain.
The mountain seems to magically appear out of nothing.
Very well composed with a lovely foreground and fantastic blue sky.
The POV is excellent.


You have given Kangchenjunga a great perspective through those dark and tall bamboo(?) trees in the foreground, Georg.
The intervening valleys engulfed in blue haze in October create a sense of mystery about this great mountain I saw at age 17 for the first and last time in my life.
Thanks for sharing it and wish you a Happy New Year!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-03 22:21]

Hello Georg,
Fantastic composition, I really like the tree line and the
mountain range at the back.. Very well done


Hello Georg,
Excellent composition & panaromic view of K'zonga. Now I know how you liked my clicked shot. Sikkim is beautiful.

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