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Traditional Geocache

K2

A cache by Aceey
Hidden : 7/20/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Mountain Man Series. Each cache will require climbing to retrieve. You will need safety equipment and proper knowledge to use such equipment. You are responsible for your own safety and assume all risk involved in geocaching. Do not attempt this cache or any cache that would put you at risk for injury or death.


If you are not comfortable with climbing and are unable to safely make the climb, do not attempt this cache or series. If you do not have a very well trained monkey who can safely retrieve this cache, you may want to find a good Sherpa who might be able to assist you.

K2 - Located in Pakistan/China, K2 stands at 28,250 ft. The climb to the summit is very technical making K2 harder to climb than Everest. K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 28,251 feet, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan.

K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. The team included a Pakistani member, Colonel Muhammad Ata-ullah, who had been a part of the 1953 American expedition. Also on the expedition were Walter Bonatti and Pakistani Hunza porter Amir Mahdi, who both proved vital to the expedition's success in that they carried oxygen to (26,600 ft) for Lacedelli and Compagnoni.


White Water Canyon operating hours are 6:30 am until 10:30 pm year-round.

“Congratulations to Zuma, Team Honeybunnies, KSpud, Comkelp, and SBC Crew” for being the first to make the ascent of K2.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ner lbh ernql gb pyvzo X2?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/23/2014 9:11:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:11 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum