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K2 Mountain (King of mountain)

Photo #1 from Karachi, Pakistan by Shafi Baloch made on 2018-12-23 05:54 for Sola
Photo #2 from Karachi, Pakistan by Shafi Baloch made on 2018-12-23 05:54 for Sola

Elevation (feet):28,253 Elevation (meters) 8,612 Continent:Asia

Country:Pakistan/China

Range/Region:Karakoram

Latitude:35.8825

Longitude:76.5133

Difficulty:Major Mountain Expedition Best months for climbing:Jun, Jul, Aug Year first climbed:1954

First successful climber(s):Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli (Italian expedition)

Nearest major airport:Islamabad, Pakistan

Convenient Center:Skardu, Pakistan


K2 is located on the China–Pakistan border in between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous Countyof Xinjiang, China.

Its thought by many climbers to be the ultimate climb. Its giant pyramid peak towers in isolation, 12,000 feet above the wide Concordia glacial field at the head of the Baltoro Glacier. The sheer icy summit is flanked by six equally steep ridges. Each of its faces presents a maze of precipices and overhangs.

K2 was long considered unclimbable. Attempts in 1902, 1909, 1934, 1938, 1939 and 1953 all failed. The first successful ascent in 1954 started with over 500 porters, 11 climbers, and six scientists. One of the climbers died of pneumonia after 40 days of raging storms. The final ascent was made by a team of two after their oxygen supply had run out, and an emergency descent was made in darkness.

K2 is the only major mountain in the world which has surveyor's notation as its common name (K stands for Karakoram, 2 means it was the second peak listed). T.G. Montgomery was the surveyor who assigned the peak this designation in 1856.

The mountain's remoteness had rendered it invisible from any inhabited place, so apart from an occasional local reference as Chogori (meaning Great Mountain), it had no other name prior to Montgomery's survey. Since that time, the name Mount Godwin-Austen has occasionally been used, in honor of the man who directed the survey. For the most part, however, K2 has been the name of choice, and has even evolved into Ketu, the name used by the Balti people who act as porters in the region.

Data Source (edited): peakware.com

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Nadia
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saifullah khan
Informative Post
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Shafi BalochAuthor
K2 is the second largest mountain in the world.
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Talib Hussain
Beautiful views
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Wanderlust_to_Dust.™
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Thanks Shafi Bahi for sharing positive and good information. 💚💚
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Mohadeseh
So beautiful 😍
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Shafi BalochAuthor
Thanks🙏🌷🌹💕
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AWJIN
Nice description
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Shafi BalochAuthor
🙏🌷🌷🙏
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Saman
👌👌
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Shafi BalochAuthor
🙏💚🌷🙏
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sonam
Beautiful picture
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Shafi BalochAuthor
Thanks🙏🌷
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cfif99
Красота
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KING
it's amazing
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Shafi BalochAuthor
Thanks🙏🌷
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KING
Shafi Baloch, u r welcome ....
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Etoundi
The first picture is not K2, it is the Matterhorn in Switzerland. For me this is the most beautiful mountain...
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