K2, known in the local language as Chogori
or King of Mountains, has a ratio of climbers to deaths of 27 per cent, three times that of Mount Everest.
A Pakistani sherpa is also believed to have died last Friday while another Serbian was killed in a fall ascending the peak - real name Chogori
- in the Karakoram range on the Pakistan-China border.
12 Known locally as Dapsang or Chogori
and to its first Western surveyors as Mount Godwin Austen, by what name is the world's second-highest mountain usually known?
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.
The mountain, known to local people as Chogori
, meaning 'great mountain', was explored in 1892 by British writer and mountaineer Martin Conway.