Photographer's Note

Chhanda Gayen [9 July 1979 - ], a mountaineer, martial artist and explorer, is best known for being the first civilian woman from the Indian state of West Bengal to climb to the summit of Mount Everest (at 7 A.M.,18 May 2013). She is renowned the world over for summiting both Mount Everest and Lhotse (5 A.M.,20 May 2013) in same expedition.

On May 19, 2014, Chhanda went missing at a height of 7,500 metres of Kanchenjunga West, also known as Mt Yulan Kang, with two high ooaltitude Sherpas. Though search operations are on, there is yet no clue to the missing climber or the Sherpas and there's little that her agonised family can do now except wait and hope for some information about their missing girl.

This picture of Mount Kanchenjunga seen from Pelling in Sikkim is not the best in terms of quality but it was the only one I could think of posting today.

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