Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ State Honored Athlete Usukhbayar Gotovdorj has begun preparations for his attempt to conquer K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen in Pakistan, the second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest (8848m).
With 8611 metres elevation above sea level, K2 is also called the Savage Mountain and is the second most difficult mountain to climb. Mountaineers agree that the difficulty of ascent to K2 is higher than to Mount Everest.
G.Usukhbayar is the first Mongolian to have ever set foot on Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. He has recently conquered Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak of South America after recovering from a major injury.
K2 hasn’t been conquered by a Mongolian mountaineer so far. State Honored Athlete, Mongolia’s first Seven Summiteer B.Gangaamaa previously attempted to conquer the mountain, but had to stop her climb at 7000 metres due to inevitable reasons.