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Images Dated 20th August 2009

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Marble Peak and K2 mountain from Concordia camp site in Karakorum range Featured 20 Aug 2009 Image

Marble Peak and K2 mountain from Concordia camp site in Karakorum range

Marble Peak (at the left side of the picture) and K2 mountain (in the right center of the picture) from Concordia camp site.
K2 (or Chogori) is the second-highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest). With a peak elevation of 8.611 metres (28, 251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China and the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Concordia is the name for the confluence of the mighty Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range of Pakistan. It is located in Baltistan region of Pakistan. The name was applied by European explorers, and comes from this location's similarity to a glacial confluence, also named Concordia, in the Bernese Oberland, part of the Central Alps. Around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world. Four of the world's fourteen eight-thousanders are in this region, as well as a number of important lower peaks. Concordia offers the region's best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, it also offers short treks to several important base camps: K2 (5-6 hours), Broad Peak (2-3 hours) and the Gasherbrum I&II (7-8 hours)