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K2 - from Concordia by Vicenç Palà

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Vicenç Palà Vicenç Palà
Explore score
1
Size
0.26 Gigapixels
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1011
Date added
Sep 12, 2011
Date taken
Aug 10, 2011
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EOS 7d + 70-200 mm

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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 Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.


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