Mount Godwin Austen


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K2

 (kā′to͞o′) also Mount God·win Aus·ten (gŏd′wĭn ô′stən)
A peak in the Karakoram Range of northern Kashmir in the region controlled by Pakistan. At 8,611 m (28,251 ft), it is the second-highest mountain in the world. It was designated K2 in 1856 because it was the second Karakoram peak to be measured for height and was later (1888) named for Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), a British surveyor.
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Noun1.Mount Godwin Austen - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
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Mount Godwin Austen (K-2), the second largest mountain of the world was love of mountaineers around the world.