K2 is the world’s second highest mountain. Solely Mount Everest is greater. K2 can also be referred to as Mount Godwin Austen or Dapsang. It’s within the Karakoram Vary, additionally referred to as the Mustagh Vary, in northern Kashmir in Asia. The height is 28,250 ft (eight,611 meters) excessive. It’s snow-coated and often hidden in clouds. There are glaciers 30 and forty miles (forty eight and sixty four kilometers) lengthy on its sides. The mountain initially was named for the Englishman Henry Haversham Godwin Austen. He surveyed (measured) it within the late 1850’s. He referred to as the mountain K2. It’s now recognized by that identify. An Italian expedition reached the highest of the mountain for the primary time in July 1954. Ardito Desio led this expedition.
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