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K2 Expedition 2020

The name K2 with the height 8,616 m, was given in 1852 by British surveyor T.G. Montgomerie with “K” designating the Karakoram Range and “2” since it was the 2nd peak listed. During his survey, Montgomerie, standing on Mt. Haramukh 125 miles to the south, noted two prominent peaks to the north, calling them K1 and K2. While he kept native names, he found that K2 did not have a known name. The local name of K2 is Chogori, which in Balti language means the king of mountains. This name is little known outside of Pakistan. Later the peak was named Mount Godwin-Austen for an early explorer but it was never recognized K2 has variously been described as the “awesome”, “Killer” and “savage” mountain. This is because of its massiveness in size and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, including many American expeditions, who have made quite a few unsuccessful attempts. In Reinhold Messner’s view, 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’

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Alpine Adventure Guide Office, Islamabad
Adventure Days
60 Days.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional Team Meals
Hotel Transportation
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expense
Injury

 

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