Photo: K2
Photograph by Ed Viesturs
Fast Facts
K2 Vs. Everest

K2

Elevation: 28,250 feet
First Summited: July 31, 1954
Times Summited: 281
Deadliest Year: 1986, (27 summit, 13 die)
First American: Louis Reichardt (1978)
First Woman: Wanda Rutkiewicz (Poland, 1986)

Everest

Elevation: 29,035 feet
First Summited: May 29, 1953
Times Summited: About 3,000
Deadliest Year: 1996, (98 summit, 15 die)
First American: Jim Whittaker (1963)
First Woman: Junko Tabei (Japan, 1975)