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- 1Known for being the first female to summit K2, Wanda Rutkiewicz died on either May 12 or May 13, 1992, on Kanchenjunga. She was attempting to become the first woman to summit the world's three tallest mountains when she disappeared. It was not known if she reached the peak of Kanchenjunga or not.
Andrzej CzokVeteran Polish mountaineer Andrzej Czok lost his life to lung adema on Kanchenjunga on January 11, 1986. Previously, Czok scaled Mount Everest and was the first to make a successful winter ascent of Dhaulagiri.
Benoît ChamouxRenowned climber Benoît Chamoux scaled 10 eight-thousanders in his career before losing his life to one on October 6, 1995. According to a photographer and sherpa that accompanied him, Chamoux went missing on Kanchenjunga and was not heard from ever again.
Borut BergantPhysical education teacher and veteran mountaineer Borut Bergant made over 450 ascents in his career before one proved fatal for the Slovenian. Bergant died on April 22, 1985, after he became injured during a descent from Kanchenjunga.
ChettanChettan was an Indian sherpa that accompanied an expedition on Kanchenjunga more than 25 years before the first successful ascent. On May 9, 1930, Chettan was on the northwest face of the mountain when he was killed by falling ice.
Chris ChandlerAmerican climber Chris Chandler was the 15th person killed on Kanchenjunga when he was on the northwest face of the mountain on January 15, 1985. Chandler reportedly died from a cerebral edema as a result of the elevation.
Christopher GrasswickThough one of the first in his expedition to reach Kathmandu, Christopher Grasswick was a young Canadian climber when he met his maker on Kanchenjunga. Grasswick reportedly fell to his death during the climb with several others on May 24, 2002.
Edgar Francis FarmerEdgar Francis Farmer was the first American to lose his life on Kanchenjunga and one of the first to attempt the summit. The climber was presumed dead after disappearing on the southwest face of the mountain on May 27, 1929.
Han Do KyuHan Do Kyu was one of two lost on September 14, 1999, on the northwest face of Kanchenjunga. Along with Hyun Myeong-Kun , Han died after an avalanche on the mountain buried both climbers.
Hyun Myeong-KunKorean news reporter Hyun Myeong-Kun was a victim of a fatal avalanche on Kanchenjunga on September 14, 1999. The avalanche also took the life of Han Do Kyu, but spared the third climber in the crew who was airlifted out of the area and survived.
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Takeo MatsudaJapanese climber Takeo Matsuda was killed on May 15, 1973, on the southwest ridge of Kanchenjunga. According to reports, he passed away from fatal injuries caused after he was hit by a rock.