K2 is located in the Karakorum Range of Pakistani the second largest mountain in the world after Everest. It is known as the most beautiful and challenging eight thousand on the planet. In 1954 it was conquered for the first time by Italian climbers. Since then, more than 300 climbers have reached the summit.
K2 has a height of 8,616 meters and a drop of 3,000 meters. It is the largest mountain in the world, with rocky, snow, and ice.
The history of its discovery begins in 1272-1274 when Marco Polo transits near the Karakorum on his trip to China, however, until 1856 the high peaks are not seen and it is in this same year when the colonel of the Survey of India TG baptizes each summit with an acronym composed of the letter K (for Karakorum) and a number. This will be the name that prevails internationally even though the local name is Chogori.
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