On October 30 in New York City, a 45-year-old homeless man high on K2 attempted to “surf” on top of a moving subway car.
An autopsy report released several days later confirmed that Tucker died of K2.
But since nobody ‘owns’ K2, you have to give it a lot of respect.
Amanda Padoan is a co-author of Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day.
In 2011 alone, there were nearly 39,000 trips to the emergency room for K2.
K2 is not so massive a mountain as Kinchinjunga and Nanga Parbat.
The latter mountain would then rank second, and K2 third, in the scale of altitude, Everest always maintaining its ascendancy.
In this respect it differs from such peaks as K2 and others.
But the investigations of the Duke of the Abruzzi throw a doubt as to whether this can be K2 itself.
These with K2 are the highest mountains round the Baltoro Glacier.