K2 straddles the border of Pakistan and China, the highest point of the Karakoram Mountain Range.
On the former side it is in the Gilgit-Baltistan region and in the latter it resides in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous county ofXinjiang. The world’s second highest mountain stands at 8611 metres (28,251 ft), the highest point in both Pakistan and neighbouring Xinjiang.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ABOUT K2 AND OTHER MOUNTAINS:
Includes details on early climbs including the first ascent of the mountain often described as the hardest climb in the world. We also cover some the tragic history of the mountain and information on the wildlife of the surrounding area as well as details on climbing and hiking on and around the K2.
Browse a list of books about K2, from first hand accounts to guidebooks for the area.
Alison Hargreaves was one of the world’s leading climbers, with a number of notable ascents to her name when she died descending K2, in 1995.
An introduction to the major Himalayan mountains of over 8000 metres with links to further reading and more detailed profiles of the world's highest summits.
Check out a list of some of our favourite thru-hikes and long distance trails in the Himalayas, from the Everest Base Camp Trek to the Snowman Trek in Bhutan.
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