Pakistan

K2 Mountain Geography & history

K2
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K2, located on the Pakistan-Chinese border, is the second-highest mountain in the world. It is Pakistan's highest mountain; and the world's 22nd most prominent mountain. It has an elevation of 28,253 feet (8,612 meters) and a prominence of 13,179 feet (4,017 meters). It is located in the Karakoram Range. The first ascent was by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli (Italy), July 31, 1954.

The name K2 was given in 1852 by British surveyor T.G.

Most Difficult 8,612-Meter Peak


K2 is one of the most difficult of the fourteen 8,612-meter peaks, offering technical climbing, severe weather conditions, and high avalanche danger.

Because K2 is prone to frequent and severe storms that make the already treacherous climbing conditions on its slopes even more challenging—and humans find functioning at such high elevations difficult—it is one of the world’s most difficult mountains to climb.

As of 2014, over 335 climbers have reached K2's summit, while at least 82 have died.

The mountain was first surveyed by a European survey team in 1856. Team member Thomas Montgomerie designated the mountain "K2" for being the second peak of the Karakoram range. The other peaks were originally named K1, K3, K4, and K5, but were eventually renamed Masherbrum, Gasherbrum IV, Gasherbrum II, and Gasherbrum I, respectively.In 1892, Martin Conway led a British expedition that reached "Concordia" on the Baltoro Glacier.

Location
Pakistan-Chinese border

K2 Mountain

K2
calendarJan 14 2018

K2 Mountain

K2
calendarJan 14 2018