This article is about the mountain in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. For the mountain in Alberta, see Mount K2. For other uses, see K2 (disambiguation). K2
K2, summer 2006 Elevation 8,611 m (28,251 ft) Ranked 2nd Prominence 4,017 m (13,179 ft) Ranked 22nd Listing Eight-thousander Country high point Seven Second Summits Ultra Location K2Baltistan, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan Tashkurgan, Xinjiang, China Range Karakoram Coordinates 35°52?57?N 76°30?48?E? / ?35.88250°N 76.51333°E? / 35.88250; 76.51333Coordinates: 35°52?57?N 76°30?48?E? / ?35.88250°N 76.51333°E? / 35.88250; 76.51333 Climbing First ascent 31 July 1954 Achille Compagnoni Lino Lacedelli Easiest route Abruzzi Spur K2 (also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, and Mount Godwin-Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan.