Sunday, 6 July 2014

K2 Mountain 8,611 meters (28,251 ft) GB, Himalaya Pakistan.

The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey. In the 1850s Thomas Montgomerie made the first survey of the Karakoram from Mount Haramukh, some 130 miles to the south, and sketched the two most prominent peaks, labeling them K1 and K2. It is famous as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the high fatality rate among those who climb it. Almost every four people who have reached the K2 summit, one has died trying.

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