2. K2

The second highest mountain is K2 which is also occasionally known as Mount Godwin Austen who was an explorer who traveled in this area. The name K2 relates to the notation mark a surveyor gave the mountain when the first maps of the area were drawn. Possibly due to the extreme remoteness of the location, K2 does not have a confirmed local or native name.

Measured at 8,611 meters above sea level (28,251 feet) the mountain straddles the border between Pakistan and China. Considered by climbers a more challenging assent than Mount Everest, K2 is a dangerous peak. Approximately one person losses their life on K2 for every four who successfully reach the summit.

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