K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It lies in the Karakoram range, partially in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and partially in a China-administered territory .

The name Mount Godwin-Austen give to this mountain, in honour of Henry Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of the area.
Height of K2:
K2, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level in addition the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest (at 8,849 metres (29,032 ft).

Overview On K2 Mountain:

K2 also became popularly known as the Savage Mountain after George Bell—a climber on the 1953 American expedition—told reporters, “It’s a savage mountain that tries to kill you.” K2 is the deadliest; approximately one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit. Also occasionally known as Mount Godwin-Austen, other nicknames for K2 are The King of Mountains and The Mountaineers’ Mountain, as well as The Mountain of Mountains after prominent Italian climber Reinhold Messner titled his book about K2 the same.

K2 is the only 8,000+ metre peak that has never climbed from its eastern face. Ascents have almost made in July and August, which are typically the warmest times of the year. K2’s more northern location makes it more susceptible to inclement and colder weather. The peak has now climbed by almost all of its ridges. Although the summit of Everest is at a higher altitude. K2 is a more difficult and dangerous climb, due in part to its more inclement weather. As of February 2021, only 377 people have completed the ascent to its summit. According to the list maintained on the list of deaths on eight-thousanders. There have been 91 deaths during attempted climbs

Who summit K2 Mountain for the first time?

The Italian climbers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni summit K2 for thefirst time. On the 1954 Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.

K2 summit in winter for the first time:

In January 2021, K2 became the final eight-thousander to be summited in the winter. The mountaineering feat was accomplished by a team of Nepalese climbers, led by Nirmal Purja and Mingma Gyalje Sherpa.

How to reached K2 Base camp?

It takes 8-9 walking days to get to K2 base camp from Askole. K2 base camp trek distance is 90 Kilometres from Askoli, the last village of Shigar Valley. Askole is reachable by Jeep from Skardu, it is 8 Hours Drive and distance is 126 Kilometres. Generally K2 trek is completed within 21-23 days, it can take longer or shorter depending on your experience.

K2 base camp trek distance is 90 kilometres, which involves daily trekking of 6-7 hours from Askole village.

K2 trek Complete distance breakdown is below.

Islamabad to Skardu 640 kilometres
Skardu to Askole 126 Kilometres
Askole to K2 Base camp 90 Kilometres.