Highest Peak: K2 (Mount Godwin Austen) - (8611m / 28251ft)
First Ascent 1954 - Desio, Lacedelli and Compagnoni
Situated in northern Himalayas, K2 (derived from the survey number for the peak) is the world's second highest peak; and for a short while, in 1987, it was thought that K2 was in fact higher than Everest. Re-measurement of Everest, by the same methods used for K2, re-asserted Everest's claim to being the highest. First ascent (1954), by three Italians: Ardito Desio, Lino Lacedelli, and Achille Compagnoni.
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Postal Address: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, P.O. Box 1465, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Tourist Information: www.pak.org/
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Mountaineering Regulations booklets are obtainable from the
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation - Head Office
P.O. Box 1465, House No. 2, St. 61, F-7/4, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Phone: 092-051-811001-4, Fax:
or the Pakistan Embassy in your country - don't bank on the latter, though!
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