1905 Kanchenjunga expedition
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Led by Aleister Crowley, the party consisted of:
- Aleister Crowley
- Jules Jacot-Guillarmod
- Alexis Pache
- Charles-Adolphe Reymond
- Alcesti C. Rigo de Righi
and various head-men, cooks, post-men and porters.
Three porters and Pache were killed in an avalanche. Some reports say they reached around 21,300 feet before turning back, however Crowley's autobiography claims they reached about 25,000 feet.
The only reason that Crowley had agreed to the Kanchenjunga expedition was to be able to make an attempt to be the highest man on a mountain. The record up until this time had been held by either William Woodman Graham on Kabru, a widely contested claim, or Matthias Zurbriggen on Aconcagua.