K2 – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

k2 photo


Photo credit: abbas

K2 photo


The K2 Massif, Grandscape photo


Photo credit: Tahir Khan Kayani

  • Elevation: 8612 m
  • Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Skardu, Pakistan

K2 Climbing Notes

W G from UNITED STATES writes:

Extreme difficulty due to bottleneck and high danger of falling seracs. Very unpredictable weather, susceptible to instant blizzard like conditions. Not recommended for novice or amateur climbers. High level expedition guide required.


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K2 Location Map

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10 other mountain peaks closest to K2:

1. Angel Sar (6858 m) 4.2 km
2. Skyang Kangri (7545 m) 6.9 km
3. Broad Peak (8047 m) 8.8 km
4. Skil Brum (7360 m) 8.9 km
5. Chongtar Kangri or Chongtar Peak (7302 m) 8.9 km
6. Muztagh Tower (7273 m) 15.0 km
7. Gasherbrum IV (7925 m) 16.5 km
8. Gasherbrum V (7321 m) 19.1 km
9. Gasherbrum II (8035 m) 19.2 km
10. Gasherbrum III (7952 m) 19.8 km


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