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The summit of Kangtega is seen to the left. To the right you can see Thamserku
Highest point
Elevation6,782 m (22,251 ft) [1]
Prominence1,143 m (3,750 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates27°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[1]
Parent rangeHimalayas
First ascent1963 David Dornan, Tom Frost, Michael Gill, Jim Wilson,[2] in an expedition led by Edmund Hillary.[1]

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 1963.[1][3]

Notable ascents and attempts[edit]

Alison Hargreaves and Jeff Lowe climbing Kangtega (1 May 1986).
  • 1986 Northeast Buttress, alpine-style FA of route by Jay Smith, Mark Hesse, Craig Reason and Paul 'Wally' Teare, Oct 22-29.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Kangtega". Peakware.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  2. ^ David B. Dornan (1964). "The Himalayan Schoolhouse Expedition". American Alpine Club. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Alpine Club Library - Himalayan Index". Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  4. ^ 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.