K2 Mountain Pakistan
K2 is the highest mountain peak of Pakistan and is second highest peak on earth. Its height is round about 8,611 meter and is located in vast mountain range of Karakoram, northern areas of Pakistan. K2 is very difficult to climb up that many people lost their lives in trying. It is the most dangerous mountain of the world because of the massiveness in its size and in ruff climate. That’s why it is well known as the savage mountain. K2 is also known as “Chogo Ri” which means “The Great Mountain”.
There been numerous attempts made on it by many expeditions mostly American but all were remained unsuccessful. K2 has few numbers of tough and fully dangerous routes. As it is on the extreme high altitude resulting into lack of oxygen is one of the difficulties faced by climbers. Second, It have very rough and ever changing weather which mostly remains in the form of dark storms and coldness. Third is the steep, exposed, and committing nature of all routes on the mountain, which makes retreat more difficult, especially during a storm. Despite many tries there has been no successful ascent during the winter.
K2 Mountain’s Quick Facts:
Height: 8611 meters
Mountain Range: Karakoram
Location: Northern Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.8825, 76.51333
First ascent: July 31, 1954 (Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli)
First Women climber: Wanda Rutkiewicz, Poland
Standard Routes: Abruzzi Spur, North Ridge
Best Trek Season: April to October