At 8586m high Kangchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world. On 20 May 2011 I summited via the original ascent route, the South West face.
Kangchenjunga is one of the harder 8000m peaks and is much more of a challenge than Everest. To put it in perspective, Everest has now had over 5000 ascents while Kangchenjunga had only had 243 at the time I attempted it (+about 30 now I think). That is even less ascents than K2.
Many thanks to the sherpa team and in particular Dawa Sherpa, who was a great help during this expedition.
This was by far the strangest expedition I have been on. Read about what happened on the descent here: Rescue
Look at photos and a video here: