K2

K2 is the second highest peak in the world at an elevation of 28,251 ft or 8,611m, only shy to Mount Everest at 29,035ft or 8,850m (Both peaks are parts of the Himalaya Mountains range). K2 is famous for its difficulty to climb. It is the most difficult mountain to climb due to it steepness and remoteness to access. It can however be accessed from Xinjiang province or alternatively from its Pakistan side.

Photo credit: the photo is adopted from National Geographic Website (see here).

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  1.  /  December 21, 2007

    K2山峰在世界上是最为著名的山峰之一,特别是在巴基斯坦,众人皆知。巴基斯坦居民从来都不曾称呼过这座山峰,只有山上裸露的白骨有名字。甚至有一种烟草的名字叫K2,广告词大意为:抽K2烟,身体强壮,能攀高峰。虽然k2海拔高度居世界第二,但其难度和气侯甚至超过珠峰。喀嗽昆仑山脉长约700公里,比较喜玛拉雅山脉短,但形成较早,地形复杂,切割非常明显,河谷风化厉害,地势险峻,攀登路线陡峭。

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