K2 – The Savage Mountain is the target for 2019’s elevation challenge. Can you accumulate 8,611m (28,251ft) in elevation gain in 2019? Accomplish this goal and the huge slab of K2 medal will be yours.
Did you know K2 is so called because it was labelled K2 by the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India. Other mountains were labelled K1 etc but later had their names changed to the local name, but K2 had no local name so stayed as K2.
It is known as the Savage Mountain because it is so dangerous to climb – it has the second highest fatality rate, second only to AnnaPurna.
So now you know some “interesting” facts about K2 – time to lace up and go find some hills!
The K2 Challenge can be entered now – medals will be sent out from July 2019 onwards, once completed elevation details are uploaded.