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I used to climb mountains a lot; I decided to go to Pakistan to climb K2, the world's second-highest mountain. I didn't get quite to the top.
Greg Mortenson

Meaning of K2 in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES K2 MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is usually climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

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The definition of K2 in the dictionary is a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m Also called: Godwin-Austen, Dapsang.

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2 QUOTES WITH «K2»

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Greg Mortenson
I used to climb mountains a lot; I decided to go to Pakistan to climb K2, the world's second-highest mountain. I didn't get quite to the top.
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Greg Mortenson
Yes, I first visited Korphe village, Braldu valley, Baltistan, Pakistan, after failing to summit K2 in 1993, and met Haji Ali, a long time dear mentor and friend. My second visit to Korphe was in 1994.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «K2»

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K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
With photographs from Viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain, and of the lessons that can be gleaned from struggling toward its elusive summit.
autorEd Viesturs, David Roberts, 2009
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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known ...
Inside this book, you'll find: How consumption of grass-fed animals traditionally provided us with ample quantities of vitamin K2—while grain-based animal feed contributed to the eradication of vitamin K2 in our modern diet How K2 is the ...
autorKate Rheaume-Bleue, 2011
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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, journalist Graham Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the ...
autorGraham Bowley, 2010
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K2: Triumph And Tragedy
This is his account of the dramatic events of that summer, a story of ambitions both achieved and thwarted on a mountain which all high-altitude climbers take the most pride in overcoming. In 1986 K2 took its toll of those ambitions.
autorJim Curran, 2013
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K2: Mountain of Mountains
Documents Messner's successful ascent of the world's second highest mountain in 1979, traces the history of K2 climbing expeditions, and looks at the people of the Himalaya's Karakorum region
autorReinhold Messner, Alessandro Gogna, 1981
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Health Benefits of Vitamin K2: A Revolutionary Natural ...
Readers will discover everything they need to know about vitamin K2 and its extraordinary healing benefits.
autorLarry M. Howard, Anthony C. Payne, Anthony G. Payne, 2006
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K2: The Price of Conquest
Revised transcripts of interviews with Lacedelli, the first person to reach the summit of K2, regarding that 1954 Italian expedition.
autorLino Lacedelli, Giovanni Cenacchi, 2006
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Professional K2 blackpearl
Since this is the first book on K2 blackpearl, you will find a broad range of topics in this book, from the market in which K2 blackpearl is aimed to the architecture of the platform, from how to approach process design to developing your ...
autorHolly Anderson, Jason Apergis, Sergio Del Piccolo, 2011
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K2: one woman's quest for the summit
The author shares her journey to the summit of K2 as one of the few woman to attempt to scale the treacherous mountain.
autorHeidi Howkins, 2002
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K2, Quest of the Gods: The site of the Hall of Records revealed.
Strangely enough, what he found there was a giant snow-white pyramid aligned with the cardinal points - the mountain called K2. The Megalithic Maps series Sequel to 'Thoth, Architect of the Universe'.
autorRalf Ellis
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «K2»

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Malawi Electoral Commission officials accept stealing K2 billion …
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has come in the open to accept that its officials stole hundreds of millions which it had received to ... «Malawi24, Jul 15»
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K2 User Conference Kicks Off in Shanghai, China
SHANGHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/15 -- K2, an industry leader in business application platforms and solutions, which recently ... «IT Business Net, Jul 15»
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Police: Bad batch of K2 leading to recent spike - ABC27.com
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (WHTM) – There have been at least 10 incidents involving K2 in the past two weeks. Residents in the area are taking ... «abc27, Jul 15»
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80 packets and 44 vials: City woman nabbed for alleged K2 trafficking
A routine traffic stop this week led to the arrest of a Lancaster city woman allegedly trafficking in K2, or synthetic marijuana, which has been a ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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K2 Climb Update: Abruzzi Ridge - Malibu Times: Malibu Life
Local real estate broker, family man and athletic enthusiast Brant Didden left the country on June 23 for a seven-week journey to climb K2, the ... «Malibu Times, Jul 15»
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Garrett Madison to Lead Expedition up K2
Seattle-based mountaineering guide Garrett Madison will lead a group of 30 climbers to summit K2 this weekend, according to a press release ... «Outside Magazine, Jul 15»
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Business Q&A: K2 Signs and Graphics, Evergreen
Above: Amy Knuckles and Chris Klaschik pose for a portrait at K2 Signs and Graphics on July 8 in Evergreen. Below left: The K2 Signs and ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
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'People are alarmed': New Holland rallies to raise awareness of K2
Members of New Holland Ambulance show their support at a rally for K2 awareness Wednesday at Evangelical United Methodist Church in ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns BBB+/K2 Senior Unsecured Debt …
NEW YORK, Jul 15, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a senior unsecured debt rating of BBB+, ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Gsv Ventures I Series K2-Spotify Filing. Thomas B Raterman …
The Illinois-based Gsv Ventures I Llc, Series K2-Spotify released FormD regarding $100.00 million offering. This is a new filing. The Limited ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
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