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(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.