- Also called God·win Aus·ten [god-win aw-stin] /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/, Dap·sang [duh p-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/. a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 feet (8611 meters).
- the proprietary name of a brand of synthetic cannabis compound.
Origin of K2
1856 for def 1, so named by Thomas Montgomerie (1830–78), English surveyor, for the mountain's being the second highest in the Karakoram range; 2010for def 2
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In 2011 alone, there were nearly 39,000 trips to the emergency room for K2.How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot
May 17, 2014
A mere 300 or so people in its 60-year climbing history have successfully summited the 28,252-foot peak of K2.Now That Everest Is Closed, Check Out These Other Extreme Adventures
May 8, 2014
On October 30 in New York City, a 45-year-old homeless man high on K2 attempted to “surf” on top of a moving subway car.
An autopsy report released several days later confirmed that Tucker died of K2.
By night, he hunts with ghosts with goggles and a K2 device.True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
In this respect it differs from such peaks as K2 and others.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921
Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
K2 is not so massive a mountain as Kinchinjunga and Nanga Parbat.
K2 was, as I have said, discovered by Colonel Montgomerie in 1858.
The latter mountain would then rank second, and K2 third, in the scale of altitude, Everest always maintaining its ascendancy.
These with K2 are the highest mountains round the Baltoro Glacier.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
Sir James McCrone Douie
- a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft)Also called: Godwin-Austen, Dapsang
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