The K2 is the second tallest mountain in the world, but it is regarded by many experienced mountaineers as the most difficult. It is part of the Karakoram range in the Himalayas along the Pakistan-China border. Here's the k2 bottleneck wikipedia definition: "The Bottleneck is a location along the South-East Spur, known also as Abruzzi Spur - the most used route to the top of K2, a mountain in the Himalayas on the Pakistan/China border. The Bottleneck is a narrow couloir, which is overhung by seracs from the ice field east of the summit. The couloir is located only 400m below the summit, and climbers have to traverse about 100m exposed to the seracs to pass it. Due to the height (8200m) and the steepness (80-90 degrees) this stretch is the most dangerous part of the route and has claimed over 20 fatalities."
September 19, 2008 7:06 PM | Destinations