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K2 The Killer Mountain

Updated on June 24, 2013

K2 is second highest mountain on earth. K2 also knows as Godwin Austin. K2 is situated in Gilgit Biltistan region of Pakistan. K2 is highest peak of Karakorum range and highest mountain in Pakistan.K2 also known as killer mountain because of dangerous slopes, bad icy storms on its peaks. Lack of oxygen on top makes things bad to worse for climbers. several climbers have lost their lives when trying to conquer K2.

Chinese side of the peak is more difficult and climbers are mostly use Pakistani side for climbing. Due to weathers hazards K2 has never climbed in winter. K2 nick name is Savage mountain because of worse weather conditions on its peaks. June, July and August is best time for climbing. Climbers comes all over the world to use their skills and experience to conquer world most dangerous second highest mountain.

British climber led an expedition with six other climbers that made the first attempt to climb K2. Spending two months on high altitude party tried several time but bad weather defeated them and they reached just twenty one thousand feet’s . 1986 was a tragic year on K2 thirteen climber lost their lives while trying to conquer world second highest mountain.

An Italian attempt finally succeeded. The expedition led by Ardeto Desio and two members of his team one Pakistani was also part of expedition team after several attempt team reached the summit.

World famous mountains

Mountain
Location
Height
Mount Everest
Himalaya
29,029
K2
Krakoram
28,251
Kanchenjunga
Himalaya
28,169
Lahotse
Himalaya
27,838

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