K2

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Map including K2 (MOUNT GODWIN AUSTEN) (AMS, 1953)

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Thomas Montgomerie designated the mountain K2 in 1856 for being the second peak of the Karakoram range.

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K2

  1. A mountain on the border between Pakistan and Tibet, China, the world’s second highest mountain, located in the Ladakh Himalayas
    • 2010, Graham Bowley, No Way Down: Life and Death on K2[1], HarperCollins, →ISBN, page xx:
      Meyer’s team was one of eight international expeditions that were setting off on the final day of their ascent of K2, at 28,251 feet the second-tallest mountain on earth. K2 was nearly 800 feet shorter than Everest, the world’s highest peak, but it was considered much more difficult, and more deadly.

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K2

  1. (chiefly Taiwan) K2; Alternative name for 喬戈里峰乔戈里峰 (Qiáogēlǐ Fēng).

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Borrowed from English K2.

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K2 m

  1. K2 (a mountain in the Himalayas, the world’s second highest mountain)