The conquest of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)
To reach the summit of Kangchenjunga, it took fifty-six years of intense effort. First the "Haute Route" in 1899. In 1905, a sulphurous mage determined the correct route of ascent. In 1929 and 1931, the Germans fought an exhausting and sometimes tragic struggle. Then in 1955, two Britons finally set foot on the summit of the mountain. Back to those intense years.