Virtual Tour of K2 (8611m): The Karakoram in the Turkish language means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 A.D. Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro area of the Karakoram from a distance of about 200km. He explored a cluster of high peaks and named them K1, K2, K3 and soon with the prefix “K” for the Karakoram. In 1861 A.D. the area was further surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin and recommended K2 as the highest and measured it to be 8619m only three meters more than its official height (1988) of 8616m. Its local name is Chogori, which means the “Great Mountain”.
Thus, K2, the second-highest mountain in the world stands majestically above the combination with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards its surface. It was first climbed by Italians. The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks, which are persisted, in the world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed. A wonderful nineteen of these peaks stand over 7600m while four of them are 8000meters.
Towering north from Concordia, the joining of five glaciers named in 1892 by Martin Conway after the place de la Concorde in Paris. Some of the world’s longest glaciers after polar region Abruzzi, Godwin Austin, Biarchidi, Virginia, West Gashbrum and Broad glaciers meet here at Concordia.
The worst year was 1986 when five expeditions were on K2 in early August, 16 climbers reached the summit, but 13 died. The memorials of those climbers are about 20 minutes north of K2 base camp, on the rock face above the junction of the Savoia and Godwin Austin Glaciers. The first memorial was placed in 1953 of the famous American climber Art Gilkey. The process of success and defeat is still on.
Virtual Tour of K2 (8611m) is a 10,20,30 minutes tour of the valley with our professional licensed tour guide.
In this 30 Minutes virtual tour our guide will be with you on a live video call on Skype or Zoom.
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