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The Seven Summits

K2

( The highest mountains 

on the seven continents )

K2: The Savage Mountain HIGH: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2

 

K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

K2 is located in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya

on the border between

the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan

and Xinjiang in China.

Chinese authorities refer to K2 as Qogir;

this name deriving from Chogori

from the Balti - chhogo ( big ) and ri ( mountain )

Other names include Mount Godwin-Austen,

Lamba Pahar ( "Tall Mountain" in Urdu ), Dapsang,

Kechu or Ketu ( both deriving from "K2" ).

K2

( 8611m, 28,250ft )

- the

highest mountain

in

Pakistan

and the

second highest

mountain

in

the world

 

 

K2 in Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

K2

( 8611m, 28250ft )

 

K2 in Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

K2

( 8611m, 28250ft )

K2

K2

 

K2 base camp

K2

base camp

 

K2 base camp

K2 base camp

K2 high camp

K2 high camp

K2 view

View from K2

K2 and neighbouring peaks

K2 and neighbouring peaks

K2 and neighbouring peaks

K2 and neighbouring peaks

K2 approach route

K2

approach route

 

K2 approach route

Approach to K2

Porters on K2 approach route

Porters on approach to K2

K2 approach route

Approach to K2

K2 approach route

Approach to K2

Chongtar Kangri ( 7330m ) in left background

Angel Sar /Angel Peak ( 
6,858m ) in the foreground on the SSW ridge of K2

Chongtar Kangri ( 7330m ) and Angel Sar / Angel Peak ( 6,858m )

Chongtar Kangri ( 7330m ) and Angel Sar / Angel Peak ( 6,858m )

K2 north ridge

K2

north ridge

 

K2 ascent route

K2

ascent route

 

K2 ascent route

Ascent route on K2

K2 ascent route

Ascent route on K2

K2 ascent route

K2

ascent route

K2 ascent route

K2

ascent route

K2 ascent route

K2

ascent route

K2 "magic line" ascent route

K2

"magic line"

ascent route

K2 ascent route

K2

ascent route

K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) in the Karakoram Region of Pakistan

- the highest mountain in Pakistan and the second highest mountain in the world

Known as the " Savage " or " Killer " mountain,

K2 is one of the most difficult of the world's mountains to climb.

13 climbers were killed on K2 during the infamous 1986 disaster when it was hit by storm.

K2 is one of the " Second Summits " the second highest mountains in each continent of the world.

 

K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) in the Karakoram Region of Pakistan

North Face of K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

North Face of K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

South West Face of K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

South West Face of K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

West Ridge of K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

West Ridge of K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

North Face of K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

North Face of K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

North Face of K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

North Face of K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

Sunrise on K2 in the Karakorum Region of Pakistan - the world's second highest mountain

Sunrise on K2 ( 8611m, 28,250ft ) 

K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum




The Italian K2 team

The Italian K2 team

An Italian expedition succeeded in ascending K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954.
 The expedition was led by Ardito Desio.
 The two climbers who reached the summit were 
Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.
On the expedition were Walter Bonatti and Hunza porter Amir Mahdi who proved vital to the expedition's success
by carrying oxygen supplies to 8,100 metres ( 26,600ft ) for the use of Lacedelli and Compagnoni.





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K2 - aerial view

K2 - aerial view





K2 - aerial view

K2 - aerial view





Map of K2

Map of K2



Ascent routes on K2

Ascent routes on K2




Location map of the Pakistan 8000 metre peaks

Location map of the 8000 metre peaks of Pakistan





No Way Down - Life & Death on K2

One Mountain Thousand Summits


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