K2 Base Camp, Karakorum Mountains, Pakistan (The first photo is by Javier Camacho Gimeno).
K2 is the second highest mountain on earth. Located in Northern Pakistan, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among all the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying.
K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen, and Chogori , is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level. 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 extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. With around 300 successful summits and 80 fatalities, about one person dies on the mountain for every four who summit.Unlike any other eight thousanders, K2 has never been climbed during winter.