Let’s come to the Gasherbrum massif again for knowing about the the 13th highest mountain on Earth. We call it as Gasherbrum II which is also known as K4. Gasherbrum II or K4 is located on the Pakistan and China border in the Gilgit Baltistan province of Pakistan. In the great Karakorum range of the Himalaya , Gasherbrum II has the elevation of 8,035 meters (26,362 ft).
Gasherbrum II is the second last mountain peak in rank of the eight-thousander list and the first successful expedition of this great mountain was made by an Austrian team in 1956. The difficulty status of Gasherbrum II is of Major Mountain Expedition, as this peak lies at the latitude of 35.757831 and the longitude of 76.653028. The most suitable climbing route is via the southwest ridge as it is relatively free of objective hazards such as ice falls and avalanches.
The normal period for the expedition of Gasherbrum II, worlld 13th highest Mountain lasts about 7 to 8 weeks. Gasherbrum II is also called in the traditional Chinese language as Pinyin. The first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II was accomplished in 2011 by Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards in alpine style.