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So I'm trying to remember which mountain is too holy to fully summit. A diety lives on top and (honorable) mountaineers turn around just feet from the summit.

I want to say it's kangchenjunga but I might be crossing some wires here.

Nanda Devi is closed to climbing, is this a religious or political measure?


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angry wrote:
So I'm trying to remember which mountain is too holy to fully summit. A diety lives on top and (honorable) mountaineers turn around just feet from the summit.

I want to say it's kangchenjunga but I might be crossing some wires here.

Nanda Devi is closed to climbing, is this a religious or political measure?



Forbitten for teh climz



also none of teh mountayn earing on macchu picharay.


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Mt cook/Aoraki, NZ. Ayrs rock Australia
it is suggested you shouldn't for respect of indigenous customs


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You're right Angry, it is kangchenjunga. At least its one of them. Joe Brown and his expedition stop only feet from the true summit.


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yeah joe tasker did the same thing with his team on kanchenjunga.


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You're right Angry, it is kangchenjunga. At least its one of them. Joe Brown and his expedition stop only feet from the true summit.

Cool, that's what I thought.

It's not a question of whether I believe there is a goddess up there, it's just so neat to see the kind of respect some climbers have. It probably takes more strength to turn around right there than to continue up.

If I climb an 8000 meter peak, Kanchenjunga would be the one I'd want to do.


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angry wrote:
Craggmire wrote:
You're right Angry, it is kangchenjunga. At least its one of them. Joe Brown and his expedition stop only feet from the true summit.

It's not a question of whether I believe there is a goddess up there, it's just so neat to see the kind of respect some climbers have. It probably takes more strength to turn around right there than to continue up.
For reals, it's good to know there's a few decent ones amung us.


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angry wrote:
If I climb an 8000 meter peak, Kanchenjunga would be the one I'd want to do.
4 rill.

the massif is just majestic. and it has all kinds of cool mythology behind it.

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Kangchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres, the treasures representing the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.


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