Chogori


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Chogori

 

(also Mt. Godwin Austen), the highest mountain peak in the Karakoram. Mt. Chogori rises to an elevation of 8,611 m, making it the second highest mountain in the world after Chomolungma (Mt. Everest). It is composed of granites and gneisses. The Baltoro Glacier lies along the southern slope. The mountain was first ascended in 1954 by the Italians L. Lacedelli and A. Compagnoni.

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Just a year after Mount Everest was first climbed, Desio led the first successful ascent of K2 (or Chogori), the world's second highest peak and one of the most dangerous.
Female students, in particular, stand out because they wear the traditional ''Chogori'' uniform.
As we arrive, a young woman in a traditional pink chogori opens the Study House's majestic mahogany front door, and there before us like some spectral vision is yet another colossal statue of the G.L., this one fashioned out of marble and standing in the middle of a huge but empty rotunda hung with a riot of crystal chandeliers.
The mountain, known to local people as Chogori, meaning 'great mountain', was explored in 1892 by British writer and mountaineer Martin Conway.