Route Database : K2 EXPEDITION


Country: Overseas
Region: Other
Location: Xinjiang,China,Asia
Crag/Mountain: K2
Type: Walk
Grade: Strenuous
Climbers: Bruce.chen ,Jennifer
Date Climbed: 2006-09-04
Author: Bruce.chen
Date Entered: 2005-07-15


K2 peak, locally known by the name of Chogo Ri, which means 'The Great Mountain', 8,611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is taken from the first letter of Karakorum, & the number indicates that it was the second peak in the range to be measured. K2 is placed on the Pakistan - China border in the mighty Karakoram range.

With no simple routes, K2 is known as the finest & most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain & the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions(K2 Expeditions & Attempts list is available at the end of the page) . K2 was firstly climbed on July 31st, 1954 by Italian climbers team lead by Ardito Desio & accompanying him were Lino Lacedelli & Achille Compagnoni. It was first reached from north side from China in 1982 by Japanese, a feat that has rarely been repeated.

K2 Expedition Overview
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Thousands of trekkers & climbers have seen the majestic karakoram 8000m peaks from the Pakistan side,but few have ventured on the long trek through China to view K2, Broad Peak & the Gasherbrums from the north. The walk to her north base camp is an absolute classic, encompassing what is arguably the most extra-ordinary display of alpine scenery on the planet. It is a must do trek for mountain connossieurs, & rightly listed as one of the world's Top 5 mountain walks.


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The route description and comments provided here are intended to complement and not replace the descriptions found in official guidebooks. You are therefore encouraged to read our full disclaimer before attempting this route.


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