Second Highest Peak in the World

K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan administered Kashmir and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the second highest fatality  rate  among the “eight thousanders” for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. K2 has never been climbed in winter.

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  1. Wow…that is incredible. I’m not a mountain climber, or a daredevil, but if I was I’d try the mountain….and if I was 40 years younger!! 🙂

    Thanks for all the “likes”. I appreciate it and have a great day. ~ Dave

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