As of July 2014, 84 climbers have died while climbing K2. These deaths occur when climbers attempt to reach the summit and while they are descending.Continue Reading
Between 1954 and 2014, only 337 climbers have reached the summit of K2. Due to unpredictable weather, harsh conditions such as avalanches and the high death rate among climbers, K2 is also called Savage Mountain. No one has successfully climbed K2 during the winter. Climbers have about a 27 percent chance of dying on K2, as opposed to 9 percent on Mount Everest.
K2 was so named because it was the second mountain recorded in the Karakoram Range by British surveyor Thomas George Montgomerie.Learn more about Outdoor Adventure
Mount Shasta, located in Northern California, is most easily climbed between late May and early June when a light snow cover makes the terrain more accessible to a wider variety of climbers. All climbers planning to hike up over 10,000 feet need to purchase a summit permit from the Mount Shasta or McCloud Ranger Stations. There are nine hiking trails that lead to the summit.Full Answer >
The .22 Hornet cartridge was designed during the late 1920s by Grosvenor Wotkyns and a Winchester executive by the name of Townsend Whelen, and it was once the most accurate centerfire bullet available. The .22 Hornet is still very popular among hunters.Full Answer >
Federal law allows for the unlicensed, private sale of firearms, as long as both individuals reside in the same state, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Private, interstate sales between two unlicensed individuals are illegal.Full Answer >
A CO2 tank for paintball guns can be filled at several locations, including paintball stores, paintball fields or sporting goods stores. Single-use tanks are also available for purchase. For convenience's sake, many consumers buy fill stations or larger CO2 tanks so that they can refill individual smaller tanks at home.Full Answer >