Wasifa Nazreen becomes first Bangladeshi to scale world’s second highest peak K2
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Wasfia Nazreen has become the first Bangladeshi to scale Pakistan's K2, which is the second highest mountain in the world.
She climbed the 8611 metres or 28,251 feet high K2 mountain peak and returned to the base camp on 22 July.
A summit is technically complete when the climber returns from the summit to the base camp.
After completing this historic task, 39-year-old mountaineer Wasifa paid tribute to all known and unknown martyrs of Bangladesh from language movement to liberation struggle.
On 26 May 2012, she became the second woman from Bangladesh to scale Mount Everest.
She has previously conquered Aconcagua in South America and Kilimanjaro in Africa.
About K2 mountain
K2 or Mount Godwin Austen with an elevation of 8,611 metres is the second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest above sea level.
It is located on the Sino-Pakistan border between Baltistan and Dafdar Township of Xinjiang, China, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan.
It is the highest point of the Karakoram mountain range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
Major Mountain peaks in Indian subcontinent
Length - 8586 metres
The third highest summit in the World
It is also known as the ‘five treasures of snow
it lies in Himalayan Mountain Range
Length - 7816 metres
Ranked the 23rd highest peak in the world
It is a part of Himalayan mountain ranges (Garhwal)
Nanda Devi National Park situated around the peak has the best high altitude flora and fauna.
Length - 7756 metres
Location - near the Tibetan Plateau
It is located in the Garhwal region
Length - 7742 metres
Location - near the Siachen Region
It is ranked the 31st highest independent peak in the world
It lies in Saltoro range (which is a part of Karakoram Mountain range)
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