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), also known as Mount Godwin-Austen
is the second highest mountain
in the world, after Mount Everest
(8,848 metres), at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level. It is located on the China–Pakistan border between Baltistan
, in the Gilgit-Baltistan
region of northern Pakistan
, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County
K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram
range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain
due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders
. With around 300 successful summits and 77 fatalities, about one person dies on the mountain for every four who summit.
It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 from the Chinese side, so it is usually climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna
, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate (191 summits and 61 fatalities),
or the other eight thousanders, K2 has never been climbed during winter
. Ascents have almost always been made in July and August (the warmest times of year); K2's more northern location makes it more susceptible to inclement and colder weather.
The model is created at a scale of 1:40,000 with NO vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: European Space Agency (Imagery), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Elevation)