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Princeton's WordNet

  1. K2, Godwin Austen, Mount Godwin Austen, Dapsangnoun

    a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)

Wiktionary

  1. K2noun

    The world's second highest mountain, located in the Tibetan Himalayas.

  2. Etymology: Thomas Montgomerie designated the mountain in 1856 for being the second peak of the range.

Wikipedia

  1. K2

    K2, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level, is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest (at 8,849 metres (29,032 ft)). It lies in the Karakoram range, partially in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and partially in a China-administered territory of the Kashmir region included in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang.K2 also became popularly known as the Savage Mountain after George Bell—a climber on the 1953 American expedition—told reporters, "It's a savage mountain that tries to kill you." Of the five highest mountains in the world, K2 is the deadliest; approximately one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit. Also occasionally known as Mount Godwin-Austen, other nicknames for K2 are The King of Mountains and The Mountaineers' Mountain, as well as The Mountain of Mountains after prominent Italian climber Reinhold Messner titled his book about K2 the same.The summit was reached for the first time by the Italian climbers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, on the 1954 Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio. In January 2021, K2 became the final eight-thousander to be summited in the winter; the mountaineering feat was accomplished by a team of Nepalese climbers, led by Nirmal Purja and Mingma Gyalje Sherpa.K2 is the only 8,000+ metre peak that has never been climbed from its eastern face. Ascents have almost always been made in July and August, which are typically the warmest times of the year; K2's more northern location makes it more susceptible to inclement and colder weather. The peak has now been climbed by almost all of its ridges. Although the summit of Everest is at a higher altitude, K2 is a more difficult and dangerous climb, due in part to its more inclement weather. As of February 2021, only 377 people have completed the ascent to its summit. There have been 91 deaths during attempted climbs.

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  1. k2

    The term "k2" can have different meanings depending on the context: 1. In mathematics or algebra, K2 often represents a constant in an equation or a specific variable's value squared. 2. In mountaineering, K2 is used to refer to the second highest mountain in the world, located in the Karakoram range, often considered the most challenging peak to climb. 3. In chemistry, K2 typically refers to a molecule composed of two atoms of potassium. 4. In health and medicine, K2 can refer to Vitamin K2. Therefore, a general definition without specific context might not precisely depict what K2 stands for.

Wikidata

  1. K2

    K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of k2 in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of k2 in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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