In what mountain range is K2 located?
#13176. Asked by Courtney. (Aug 01 01 10:53 PM)
shantaram says: |
Godwin Austen Glacier and K2 in the Karakoram Range, Pakistan
also called MOUNT GODWIN AUSTEN, called locally Dapsang, or Chogori, the world's second highest peak (28,251 feet), second only to Mount Everest. K2 forms part of the Karakoram Range and lies partly in China and partly on the western side of the Indian-Pakistani line of control in Jammu and Kashmir; it is presently under Pakistani administration. The glacier and snow-covered mountain rises from its base at about 15,000 feet on the Godwin Austen Glacier, a tributary of the Baltoro Glacier. The mountain was discovered and measured in 1856 by Colonel T.G. Montgomerie of the Survey of India, and it was given the symbol K2 because it was the second peak measured in the Karakoram Range. The name Godwin Austen is for the peak's first surveyor, Colonel H.H. Godwin Austen, a 19th-century English geographer.
The name 'Kurra-koorrum,' a rendering of the Turkic term for 'Black Rock' or 'Black Mountain,' appeared in early 19th-century English writings.
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Thu Aug 02 03:25:03 CDT 2001
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