K2 Height – How Tall?


K2 Height
By Maria Ly from San Francisco, USA - K2, CC BY 2.0, Link

K2 height is 8611 m (28251.31 ft).

Meters: 8611 m
Feet: 28251.31 ft
Inches: 339015.7 in
Kilometers: 8.611 km
Miles: 5.350627 mi

About K2

Also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, the K2 Mountain with a height of 8611 m (28251.31 ft) is officially the second-highest mountain in the world. The mountain lies between China and Pakistan and serves as the national border. Also, K2 Mountain is located in Baltistan, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan Tashkurgan, Xinjiang, China. The coordinates are 35°52′57″N 76°30′48.

Deaths

About 77 people have died while trying to climb the K2 mountain. On 6 August 2010, Fredrik Ericsson, while trying to ski, fell 1000 meters to his death, off the mountain. In 2008, Ger McDonnell and 10 other people died while trying to reach the summit. In 2013, father and son Marty Schmidt and Denali were swept away to their death, by an avalanche.

Other Facts

  1. Andrzej Bargiel is the first person to ski down from the K2 mountain.
  2. Standing at 8611 meters(5.350627 miles), the K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori) is the second tallest mountain on earth, after Mount Everest.
  3. It is referred to as the ‘Savage Mountain’, by mountaineers, as it is possibly the hardest mountain to climb. As a matter of fact, nobody has climbed the K2 mountain, during winter.
  4. Seventy-seven people have died, while trying to climb the K2 mountain, whereas 300 have successfully climbed to the top.
  5. Vanessa O’Brien is the first American and British woman to reach the top of K2.
  6. Austrian born Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (the first woman to climb all 14 eight-thousanders), climbed to the top of Mount K2 in 2011.
  7. In 2012, Vitaly Gorelik died, when a Russian team, attempted the first winter ascent.

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