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The summit of Kangtega is seen to the left. To the right you can see Thamserku
Highest point
Elevation 6,782 m (22,251 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,143 metres (3,750 ft)
Coordinates 27°47′00″N 86°49′00″E / 27.7833°N 86.8167°E / 27.7833; 86.8167Coordinates: 27°47′00″N 86°49′00″E / 27.7833°N 86.8167°E / 27.7833; 86.8167
Location Nepal
Parent range Himalayas
First ascent 1963 by David Dornan, Tom Frost, Michael Gill, Jim Wilson

Kangtega, known also as The Snow Saddle, is a major mountain peak of the Himalayas in Nepal. Its summit rises 6,782 metres (22,251 ft).[1] It was first ascended in 1964.[2]

Alison Hargreaves and Jeff Lowe climbing Kangtega, 1 May 1986

Notable ascents and attempts[edit]

  • 1986 Northeast Buttress, alpine-style FA of route by Jay Smith, Mark Hesse, Craig Reason and Paul 'Wally' Teare, Oct 22-29.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Kangtega". Peakware.com. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Alpine Club Library - Himalayan Index". Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ Smith, Jay (1987). "Kangtega's Northeast Buttress". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 41–47. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.