Name Montgomerie's original sketch in which he applied the notation K2 The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India.
See Article History Alternative Titles: K2 is located in the Karakoram Range and lies partly in a Chinese-administered enclave of the Kashmir region within K2 mountain Uygur Autonomous Region of XinjiangChinaand partly in the Gilgit-Baltistan portion of Kashmir under the administration of Pakistan.
The glacier- and snow-covered mountain rises from its base at about 15, feet 4, metres on the Godwin Austen Glacier, a tributary of the Baltoro Glacier. The mountain was discovered in by Col. Montgomerie of the Survey of India, and it was given the symbol K2 because it was the second peak measured in the Karakoram Range.
Godwin Austen, a 19th-century English geographer. In an American expedition led by Charles Houston via the Abruzzi Ridge reached about 26, feet 7, metres ; in another American-led expedition following the same route reached about 27, feet 8, metres ; and in another expedition led by Houston reached 25, feet 7, metres on the Abruzzi Ridge.
Finally, inan Italian expedition consisting of five scientists including the geologist Ardito Desio as leadera doctor, a photographer, and 12 others, including a Pakistani, managed to conquer the Abruzzi Ridge despite the severe weather conditions.
In the course of the ascent, Mario Puchoz, one of the guides, died of pneumonia. The number of people to have reached the top constitutes only a small fraction compared with how many have successfully climbed Mount Everest.
In addition, although there have been fewer deaths on K2 compared with those on Mount Everest, the proportion of those killed to the number of people who have attempted climbing K2 is significantly higher. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:A riveting read, this book chronicles the Third American Karakoram Expedition.
The authors, members and integral part of that illustrious team of eight expeditioners, regale the reader with their account of the tragic circumstances with which they were faced while attempting to summit K2, a five mile high mountain, second only to Everest in height but infinitely more perilous to ascend.
K2 (Urdu: کے ٹو , Kai Ṭū), also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori (Balti and Urdu: چھوغوری ), at 8, metres (28, ft) above sea level, is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest at 8, metres (29, ft).
It is located on the China–Pakistan border between Baltistan in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the. OVERVIEW Reinhold Messner called K-2 the "Mountain of Mountains" after his ascent of K-2 in This pyramid of a mountain is right in the heart of the Karakoram Range and can be seen in its entirety from Concordia.
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May 09, · The mountain rises glistening from an encasement of glaciers in the far reaches of the Karakoram. Pyramid-shaped, an austere link to eternity, K2 yields only to Everest in height and is deadlier.