of the K2 of the Concordia Place
Coordinates: 35° 53 ' N 76° 31 ' O 35° 53 ' N 76° 31 ' O
|Erstbesteigung:||31. July 1954 by Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli and Ardito Desio|
|Lightest route:||Abruzzi route|
The 8,611 m high K2 (also Chogori or Mount Godwin Austen), been on the border between Pakistan and China, is the highest mountain in the Karakorum. It belongs to the mountain massif Baltoro Muztagh. After the Mount Everest is it the second highest mountain of the earth and one of altogether only 14 mountains, which are high over 8,000 meters.
It received its name from the British survey engineer T. G. Montgomery, the 1856 the summits in the Karakorum from larger distance mapped and the rowafter durchnummerierte (the “K” stands thereby for “Karakorum”). In honours of Henry Haversham Godwin Austen, the director/conductor of this expedition, the mountain in former times also „Mount Godwin Austen “one called.
After several unsuccessful mounting attempts - 1939 broke the German American Fritz Wiessner and Pasang Dawa Lama in oneHeight of approx. 8,400 m off for the first time the K2 became to 31. July 1954 mounted by Achille Compagnoni , Lino Lacedelli and Ardito Desio, the part of a large Italian expedition were. The non--appreciation of the assistance of walter Bonatti and a Hunzukuc - carriers with theirsuccessful ascent to the summit led to differences.
Among mountain climbers the K2 applies as far more fastidiously than the Mount Everest, if not even as most difficult Achttausender. Thus the secondary mounting took place only in the year 1977. Up to 15. Decembers 2005 were with 249To deplore mounting 60 victims.