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K2

K2 in summer: view of the South Face from Concordia. The upper portion of the Abruzzi Spur is the right skyline.
Elevation 8,611 metres (28,251 ft)
Ranked 2nd (1st in Pakistan)
Location Disputed region of Kashmir[1]
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Northern Areas, Pakistan
Flag of the People's Republic of China Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, Xinjiang, China
Range Karakoram
Prominence 4,017 m (13,179 ft) Ranked 22nd
Coordinates 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.8825, 76.51333Coordinates: 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.8825, 76.51333 [1]
First ascent July 31, 1954
Flag of Italy Achille Compagnoni
Flag of Italy Lino Lacedelli
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb
Listing Eight-thousander
Seven Second Summits

K2 is the -highest mountain on Earth. It is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, on the border[2] between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.[1] K2 or K-2 may be: K2, the second-highest mountain in the world Mount K2 in Canada K2 Sports, a company that makes skis, snowboards, skates, bikes K2 League, in South Korea K-2 Airship, circa 1938, first of 138 K-class airships Daewoo K-2, assault rifle of... Download high resolution version (1000x1333, 158 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... K2, the 2nd highest peak in the world Concordia is the name for the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest as seen from the International Space Station. ... K2, the 2nd highest of the world Broad Peak, the 12th highest of the world Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges. ... For main article about Kashmir see Kashmir // Partition, dispute and war Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Northern Areas (Urdu: شمالی علاقے ) or Gilgit-Baltistan is the northernmost region of Pakistani-administered Kashmir. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County (Uyghur Yengi Yezik: Taxkuran; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Sariquli Tajik in IPA: ; sometimes spelled Tashkorgan, Tashkurghan etc. ... For the county in Shanxi province, see Xinjiang County. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Karakoram is a mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, China, and India, located in the regions of Gilgit, Ladakh and Baltistan. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... This is a list of mountains ordered by their topographic prominence. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Lino Lacedelli (born December 4, 1925) is an Italian mountaineer. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... There are many notable lists of mountains around the world. ... Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest as seen from the International Space Station. ... The Seven Second Summits are the second highest mountains of each of the seven continents. ... Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Karakoram is a mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, China, and India, located in the regions of Gilgit, Ladakh and Baltistan. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Gilgit-Baltistan or the Northern Areas is the northernmost region of Pakistan. ... This article details only the area administered by Pakistan. ... Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County (Uyghur Yengi Yezik: Taxkuran; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Sariquli Tajik in IPA: ; sometimes spelled Tashkorgan, Tashkurghan etc. ... For the county in Shanxi province, see Xinjiang County. ...


Chinese authorities officially refer to K2 as Qogir; simplified Chinese: 乔戈里峰; traditional Chinese: 喬戈里峰; pinyin: Qiáogēlǐ Fēng. This name is derived from Chogori, a synthetic name made up by Western explorers early in the 20th century from two Balti words, chhogo ('big') and ri ('mountain').[3] Other names include Mount Godwin-Austen,[4][5] Lamba Pahar ("Tall Mountain" in Urdu), Dapsang, Kechu or Ketu (both derived from "K2"[3][6]). Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...

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Climbing history

The mountain was first surveyed by a European survey team in 1856. Thomas Montgomerie was the member of the team who designated it "K2" for being the second peak of the Karakoram range. The other peaks were originally named K1, K3, K4 and K5, but were eventually renamed Masherbrum, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I respectively. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas George Montgomerie, 1830 - 1878. ... Masherbrum is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and the 11th highest in Pakistan. ... Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. ... Gasherbrum II (also known as K4) is the thirteenth highest mountain on Earth. ... Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the eleventh highest peak on Earth. ...


The first serious attempt to climb K2 was organized and undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein and Aleister Crowley, but after five serious and costly attempts, no member of the team actually reached the summit, possibly due to a combination of questionable physical training, personality conflicts, and poor weather conditions — of 68 days spent on K2 (at the time, the record for longest time spent at such an altitude) only eight provided clear weather.[7] Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Oscar Eckenstein (9th September 1859 - 1921) was an Anglo-German rock-climber and mountaineer. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947; the surname is pronounced // i. ...


Subsequent attempts to climb the mountain in 1909, 1934, 1938, 1939 and 1953 also ended in failure. The 1909 expedition, led by Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, reached an elevation of 6,666 m on what is now known as the Abruzzi Spur (or Abruzzi Ridge). This is considered part of the standard route today; see the route section below. Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Maria Ferdinando Francesco) (January 29, 1873 – March 18, 1933), better known as Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (Italian: Duca degli Abruzzi) was an Italian mountaineer and explorer who made the first ascent of Mount Saint Elias (Alaska-Yukon) in 1897...


An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 on July 31, 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, although the two climbers who actually reached the top were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. The team included a Pakistani member, Colonel Muhammad Ata-ullah. He had been a part of an earlier 1953 American expedition which failed to make the summit because of a storm which killed a key climber, Art Gilkey. On the expedition also was the famous Italian climber Walter Bonatti. He proved vital to the expeditions success in that he carried vital oxygen to 26,600ft for Lacedelli and Compagnoni. His dramatic bivouac, at that altitude with the equipment, wrote another chapter in the sage of Himalayan climbing. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Count Ardito Desio (April 18, 1897 – December 12, 2001) was an Italian explorer, mountain climber, geologist, and cartographer. ... Lino Lacedelli (born December 4, 1925) is an Italian mountaineer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Art (Arthur Karr) Gilkey (1926 – 1953) was an American geologist and mountaineer. ... Walter Bonatti (born 1930) is an Italian born climber who set new standards in post-war Alpine climbing. ...


On August 9, 1977, 23 years after the Italian expedition, Ichiro Yoshizawa led the second successful ascent to the top; with Ashraf Amman as the first native Pakistani climber. The Japanese expedition ascended through the Abruzzi Spur route traced by the Italians, and used more than 1,500 porters to achieve the goal. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Ichiro Yoshizawa (1903 – 1998). ...

K2 from Broad Peak Base Camp

The year 1978 saw the third ascent of K2, via a new route, the long, corniced East Ridge. (The top of the route traversed left across the East Face to avoid a vertical headwall and joined the uppermost part of the Abruzzi route.) This ascent was made by an American team, led by noted mountaineer James Whittaker; the summit party were Louis Reichardt, James Wickwire, John Roskelley, and Rick Ridgeway. Wickwire endured an overnight bivouac about 150 m below the summit, one of the highest bivouacs in climbing history. This ascent was emotional for the American team, as they saw themselves as completing a task that had been begun by the 1938 team forty years earlier.[8] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The summit of San Jacinto Peak covered by a cornice formed by wind-blown snow. ... A headwall is the name given to the highest cliff in a glacial cirque. ... James Whittaker (born 1929) was the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. ... September 6, 1978 - Jim Wickwire and Louis Reichardt reached the top of the worlds second largest mountain, Pakistans K-2. ... A bivouac shelter in North Canterbury, New Zealand A Bivouac (pronounced biv-oo-ak) is an encampment by night, usually without tents or covering. ...


Another notable Japanese ascent was that of the difficult North Ridge (see route information below), on the Chinese side of the peak, in 1982. A team from the Mountaineering Association of Japan led by Isao Shinkai and Masatsugo Konishi put three members, Naoe Sakashita, Hiroshi Yoshino, and Yukihiro Yanagisawa, on the summit on August 14. However Yanagisawa fell and died on the descent. Four other members of the team achieved the summit the next day.[9]


The first climber to summit K2 twice was a Czech climber Josef Rakoncaj. Josef was a member of the 1983 Italian expedition led by Francesco Santon, which made the second successful ascent of the North Ridge (7/31/1983). Three years later, on 7/5/1986, he summitted on the Abruzzi Spur (double with Broad Peak West Face solo) as a member of Agostino da Polenza's international expedition.


The peak has now been climbed by almost all of its ridges. Although the summit of Everest is at a higher altitude, K2 is considered a more difficult climb, due in part to its terrible weather and comparatively greater height above surrounding terrain. The mountain is believed by many to be the world's most difficult and dangerous climb, hence its nickname "the Savage Mountain." As of November 2007, only 280 people have completed the ascent [2], compared with about 2,600 individuals who have ascended the more popular target of Everest. At least 66 people have died attempting the climb; 13 climbers from several expeditions died in 1986 in the K2 Tragedy during a severe storm. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Everest redirects here. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... Alan Paul Rouse (b. ...


Legend once had it that K2 carried a "curse on women." The first woman to reach the summit was Wanda Rutkiewicz, of Poland, in 1986. The next five women to reach the summit are all deceased — three of them died on the way down, among them fêted British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves in 1995. Rutkiewicz herself died on Kangchenjunga in 1992. However, the "curse" was broken in 2004 when Edurne Pasaban summitted and descended successfully, and again in 2006 when Nives Meroi of Italy and Yuka Komatsu of Japan became, respectively, the seventh and eighth women to summit K2, both descending successfully. Wanda Rutkiewicz was born on February 2, 1943 in Plungiany, Poland (today Lithuania). ... Alison Hargreaves (February 17, 1963 – c. ... For other uses, see Kangchenjunga (disambiguation). ... Edurne Pasaban (born August 1, 1973) is a Spanish mountaineer. ...


For most of its climbing history, K2 was not usually climbed with bottled oxygen, and small, relatively lightweight teams were the norm.[10][11] However the 2004 season saw a great increase in the use of oxygen: 28 of 47 summitters used oxygen in that year.[12]


Climbing routes and difficulties

K2 from Concordia
K2 from Concordia

There are a number of routes on K2, of somewhat different character, but they all share some key difficulties: First is the extreme high altitude and resulting lack of oxygen: in fact there is only one third as much oxygen available to a climber on the summit of K2 as there is at sea level.[13] Second is the propensity of the mountain to extreme storms of several days' duration, which have resulted in many of the deaths on the peak. Third is the steep, exposed, and committing nature of all routes on the mountain, which makes retreat more difficult, especially during a storm. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Abruzzi Spur

Carl Drew climbing ladders on Abruzzi Spur. Photo by Abdul Aziz
Carl Drew climbing ladders on Abruzzi Spur. Photo by Abdul Aziz

The standard route of ascent, used far more than any other route, is the Abruzzi Spur[10][11], first attempted by Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi in 1909 (see the history above). This is the southeast ridge of the peak, rising above the Godwin Austen Glacier. The spur proper begins at an altitude of 5,400 m, where Advanced Base Camp is usually placed. The route follows an alternating series of rock ribs, snow/ice fields, and some technical rock climbing on two famous features, "House's Chimney" and the "Black Pyramid." Above the Black Pyramid, dangerously exposed and difficult to navigate slopes lead to the easily visible "Shoulder," and thence to the summit. The last major obstacle is a narrow couloir known as the "Bottleneck," which places climbers dangerously close to a wall of seracs which form an ice cliff to the east of the summit. (It was partly due to the collapse of one of these seracs around 2001 that no climbers summited the peak in 2002 and 2003.)[12] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Maria Ferdinando Francesco) (January 29, 1873 – March 18, 1933), better known as Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (Italian: Duca degli Abruzzi) was an Italian mountaineer and explorer who made the first ascent of Mount Saint Elias (Alaska-Yukon) in 1897... Godwin Austen Glacier is a glacier near the K2 mountain in Northern Areas of Pakistan. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... A couloir (from the French word meaning corridor,) is a formation of snow or ice, often only defined in winter, forming a breach in a cliff-face. ... Seracs in firn at 10000 on the Winthrop Glacier of Mount Rainier in Washington, USA A serac (originally from Swiss French sérac, a crumbly white cheese) is a steep ridge or pillar of ice formed between two crevasses of a glacier. ...


North Ridge

The North Face of K2

Almost opposite from the Abruzzi Spur is the North Ridge[10][11], which ascends the Chinese side of the peak. It is rarely climbed, partly due to very difficult access, involving crossing the Shaksgam River, which is a hazardous undertaking.[14]. In contrast to the crowds of climbers and trekkers at the Abruzzi basecamp, usually at most two teams are encamped below the North Ridge. This route, more technically difficult than the Abruzzi, ascends a long, steep, primarily rock ridge to high on the mountain (Camp IV, the "Eagle's Nest", 7,900 m), and then crosses a dangerously slide-prone hanging glacier by a leftward climbing traverse, to reach a snow couloir which accesses the summit. Image File history File links K2_North_Face. ... Image File history File links K2_North_Face. ... This article is about the geological formation. ...


Besides the original Japanese ascent (see the History section), a notable ascent of the North Ridge was the one in 1990 by Greg Child, Greg Mortimer, and Steve Swenson, which was done alpine style (though using some fixed ropes already put in place by previous teams).[14] Alpine style refers to mountaineering in a self-sufficient manner, thereby carrying all of ones food, shelter, equipment etc. ...


Other routes

  • Northeast Ridge (long and corniced; finishes on uppermost part of Abruzzi route), 1978.
  • West Ridge, 1981.
  • Southwest Pillar or "Magic Line", very technical, and second most demanding, first made in 1986 by Polish-Slovak trio Piasecki-Wroz-Bozik , since than despite many tries by several climbers tried to repeat and no one made it until 2004 Jordi Corominas.
  • South Face or "Polish Line", (extremely exposed and most dangerous) in 1986 Jerzy Kukuczka and Tadeusz Piotrowski did first and only ascent on this route, it was called by Messner a suicidal route and until now no one ever tried to repeat their achievement.
  • Northwest Face, 1990.
  • Northwest Ridge (finishing on North Ridge), first ascent 1991.
  • South-southeast spur or "Cesen route" (finishing on Abruzzi route; a possibly safer alternative to the Abruzzi), 1994.
  • West Face (technical difficulty at high altitude), 2007.

Topographic characteristics

K2 is only ranked 22nd by topographic prominence, a measure of a mountain's independent stature, because it is part of the same extended area of uplift (including the Karakoram, the Tibetan Plateau, and the Himalaya) as Mount Everest, in that it is possible to follow a path from K2 to Everest that goes no lower than 4,594 m (at Mustang Lo). Many other peaks which are far lower than K2 are more independent in this sense. This is a list of mountains ordered by their topographic prominence. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... Everest redirects here. ... Mustang (Mustan) is part of the Kingdom of Nepal, in the north-east of that country, bordering Tibet on the Central Asian plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. ...


However, K2 is notable for its local relief as well as its total height. It stands over 3,000 m (9,840 ft) above much of the glacial valley bottoms at its base. More extraordinary is the fact that it is a consistently steep pyramid, dropping quickly in almost all directions. The north side is the steepest: there it rises over 3,200 m (10,500 ft) above the K2 (Qogir) Glacier in only 3 km (1.8 mi) of horizontal distance. In most directions, it achieves over 2,800 m (9,200 ft) of vertical relief in less than 4 km (2.4 mi).[15] This degree of steepness, at this vertical scale, in so many different directions, is unmatched in the world.


In the media

Books

  • Ascent of K2 Second Highest Peak in the World by Ardito Desio
  • K2: Triumph and Tragedy by Jim Curran, ISBN 0-395-48590-8
  • K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain by Jim Curran, ISBN 0-89886-683-9
  • K2: The Savage Mountain by Charles Houston, ISBN 1-885283-01-6
  • K2: Quest of the Gods by Ralph Ellis, ISBN 0-932813-99-2
  • The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2 by Rick Ridgeway, ISBN 0-89886-632-4
  • K2: One Woman's Quest for the Summit by Heidi Hawkins, ISBN 0-7922-7996-4
  • The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny by Kurt Diemberger, ISBN 0-89886-300-7
  • K2 Kahani by Mustansar Hussain Tarrad, In Urdu
  • Savage Summit : The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2 by Jennifer Jordan, ISBN 0-06-058715-6
  • Zvezdnate noči (Starry Nights) by Dušan Jelinčič, ISBN / EAN: 961-6387-75-8
  • Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer ISBN 0-385-48818-1
  • The Mountains of My Life by Walter Bonatti, ISBN 0-375-75640-X

Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer (born April 12, 1954), is an American non-fiction author and mountaineer, well-known for outdoor and mountain-climbing writing. ...

Films

Vertical Limit (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, No Escape) starring, among others, Chris ODonnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. ... K2 is a 1992 motion picture loosely based on the story of two friends ascent of K2. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ a b This region, often known simply as Kashmir, is disputed, and is claimed by India to be an integral part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Hence India's official position is that K2 lies wholly within India.
  2. ^ Text of border agreementPDF (253 KiB)
  3. ^ a b H. Adams Carter, "A Note on the Chinese Name for K2, 'Qogir'", American Alpine Journal, 1983, p. 296. Carter, the longtime editor of the AAJ, goes on to say that the name Chogori "has no local usage. The mountain was not prominently visible from places where local inhabitants ventured and so had no local name.... The Baltis use no other name for the peak than K2, which they pronounce 'Ketu'. I strongly recommend against the use of the name Chogori in any of its forms."
  4. ^ CIA Fact Book, Pakistan
  5. ^ H. Adams Carter, "Balti Place Names in the Karakoram", American Alpine Journal, 1975, p. 52–53. Carter notes that "Godwin Austen is the name of the glacier at its eastern foot and is only incorrectly used on some maps as the name of the mountain."
  6. ^ ibid. Carter notes a generalization of the word Ketu: "A new word, ketu, meaning 'big peak', seems to be entering the Balti language."
  7. ^ Booth, Martin [2000] (2001). "Rhythms of Rapture", A Magick Life: A Biography of Aleister Crowley (trade paperback), Coronet (in English), London: Hodder and Stoughton, 152–157. ISBN 0-340-71806-4. 
  8. ^ American Alpine Journal, 1979, pp. 1–18
  9. ^ American Alpine Journal, 1983, p. 295
  10. ^ a b c Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables, Himalaya Alpine-Style, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995, ISBN 0-340-64931-3
  11. ^ a b c Audrey Selkeld, editor, World Mountaineering, Bulfinch Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8212-2502-2
  12. ^ a b American Alpine Journal, 2005, p. 351–353
  13. ^ Altitude oxygen calculator online
  14. ^ a b American Alpine Journal, 1991, pp. 19–32
  15. ^ Jerzy Wala, The Eight-Thousand-Metre Peaks of the Karakoram, Orographical Sketch Map, The Climbing Company Ltd/Cordee, 1994.

Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... This article is about the area administered by India. ... “PDF” redirects here. ... A kibibyte (a contraction of kilo binary byte) is a unit of information or computer storage, commonly abbreviated KiB (never kiB). 1 kibibyte = 210 bytes = 1,024 bytes The kibibyte is closely related to the kilobyte, which can be used either as a synonym for kibibyte or to refer to... Hubert Adams Ad Carter (1914 – 1 April 1995) was an American mountaineer and language teacher. ... Martin Booth (September 7, 1944, Lancashire - February 12, 2004, Devon) was a British writer and poet. ... A trade paperback can refer to any book that is bound with a heavy paper cover that is generally cheaper than the hardcover but more expensive than the regular paperback version. ...

See also

K2, the 2nd highest peak in the world Concordia is the name for the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range. ... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... K2, the 2nd highest of the world Broad Peak, the 12th highest of the world Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges. ... Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. ...

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