Collecting and organizing the information about K2, including photos, documentaries, books, history & more

K2, an exploration by an admitted, but considerate armchair mountaineer. The stories: 1938 (Wolfe), the people, the trek, basecamp, routes, known obstacles, and the bottleneck+traverse and the infamous serac that overhangs this regular passage to the summit pyramid. K2: the savage mountain, mountain of mountains, the Holy Grail of mountains...but first a quick taste of K2 (N.B. as a fan I prefer the people going no oxygen, pioneered by Messner in the Himalayas, and closer to pure alpinism).

Routes

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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History

Why's it called K2? Why is it referred to as America's Mountain, despite a first ascent by an Italian Expedition?