Pakistani mountaineers summit Chogori (K-2)
Islamabad July 26
A team of 6 Pakistani Climbers And three Italians scaled Chogori (K-2) on Friday morning. Chogori is the highest mountain of Pakistan and second the highest in the world
The Pakistani members of the team included renowned climbers Hassan Jan, Ali Durani, Rahmat Ullah Baig, Ghulam Mehdi, Ali and Muhammad Sadiq. Three Italians; Tamara Lunger, Klaus Gruberone Michael Cuhcchi and one climer from Czech Republic Radek Jaros also reached the summmit on Firiday.
The climbing expedition was part of celebration of the 60th anniversary of the massif’s first Ascent in July 31, 1954 by two italians, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli.
Chogori mountain is considered the most difficult mountain to climb, getting it the name of “savage mountain” from climbers. Rising to an elevation of 5000 meters above Concordia glacier the giant pyramid is 8611 meters above sea level making it the second highest place on earth behind the Everest. The mountain is part of the Karakorum mountain range in Gilgit Baltistan, on the northern border with Xinjiang territory of China
The peak is also known with the name of Mount Goodwin Austin.