According to Encyclopaedia Brittanica, K2, a mountain in the Karakoram Range, straddles the border of China and Pakistan. It is the second-tallest mountain in the world.
K2, which rises to a height of 28,251 feet, owes its name to the fact it was the second peak in the Karakoram Range to be measured. It is also known as Mount Godwin Austen, in honor of its first surveyor, Col. H.H. Godwin Austen. Locals refer to the mountain as Qogir Feng,Dapsang or Chogori.
K2 often experiences severe storms that make it extremely challenging to climb. One in four of those who have attempted to climb the peak have perished in the process.