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In this documentary, in the form of a satellite map, you can digitally climb K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, following the Abruzzi Spur used by the Italian expedition lead by Ardito Desio on the first successful climb in 1954. The route was determined by the Abruzzi Spur Route identified on Wikipedia’s K2 page. By activating the 3D terrain mode, and using the compass to rotate and see the horizon, you can view the map with mountains that enable you to climb the mountain and view the surroundings as Desio viewed it from the mountain top.


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George Stiller, MyReadingMapped™

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