K2 8.611m, Karakoram Pakistan

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    K2 8.611m, Karakoram Pakistan

    Elevation: 8,611 Meters 
    Mountain Range: Karakoram 
    First Ascent: Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli (Italy), July 31, 1954
    Zone: Permitted 
    Duration: 60 Days 
    Best Time: Mid May - End August

    In Reinhold Messner’s opinion, K-2 is the most impressive but the most difficult peak in the world. It is perhaps for this reason that the locals call it Chogori, ‘the king of mountains’. K2 has variously been described as the "awesome", "killer”, "savage" and “the mountain of mountains”. Its lower face is rocky up to 6,000 meters, beyond which it becomes a vertical ocean of snow.

    K2 majestically stands on the Pakistan-China border ruling the mighty Karakoram. The traditional route to its base camp goes through Baltoro Glacier. The height of the peak is 8,616 meters/28,267 feet according to the survey done by Italian geologists in 2004.

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