Kanchenjunga, Kanchanjangaboth: kän˝chənjo͝ong´gə, kăn´chĕnjŭng´gə [key], or Kinchinjungakĭn˝chənjo͝ong´gə [key], mountain, on the India-Nepal border, E Himalayas; geologically regarded as part of the main axis of the Himalayan range. The third highest mountain in the world, it has five peaks, of which the tallest is 28,169 ft (8,586 m). In 1955 a British expedition under Charles Evans climbed the mountain, but in deference to local religious beliefs the party stopped a few yards short of the summit.

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