Gasherbrum 2 is part of a greater massif of five peaks, two of them over 8,000 meters, located near the Pakistan-China border, and is the world’s 13th highest mountain at 26,362 feet (8,035 m.).
It is often considered to be one of the easiest to climb of the 8,000 meter mountains. However, "easy" on a 8,000er still means very difficult and is never to be taken lightly.
The mountain was first summited on July 8, 1956 by Austrian expedition team members Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans
Willenpart. Just like its sister Gasherbrum 1, its name comes from the Balti "rgasha brum" meaning "beautiful mountain."
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