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The Southeast face of the mighty Kangchenjunga from Goechala pass in Sikkim. The pass is at a height of 16200 ft with the mountain rising almost 12000 ft further up. Silhouttes of people at the pass can be seen at the bottom of the image. The image was taken just after I left Goechala due to extreme cold after staying there for half an hour.

The peak in the image is actually the South peak of Kangchenjunga, which is about 400 ft lower than the main peak. You can also see the West peak of Kangchenjunga (Yalung Kang) as the round peak slightly to the left of the South Ridge (the ridge going left from the South peak).

The image has been reduced in size and sharpened.

Goecha La Pass - 27 degrees 36 minutes 15 seconds north latitude and 88 degrees 11 minutes 15 seconds east longitude

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