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.

Important facts 

  • 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

  • Kangchenjunga

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

  • Nanda Devi

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.

  • Kamet Mountain

Length - 7756 metres

Location - near the Tibetan Plateau

It is located in the Garhwal region

  • SaltoroKangri

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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