State Honored Athlete G.Usukhbayar announced that he will start a voyage to Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori (8,611m) in Pakistan, the second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest.
To date, no Mongolian mountaineer has ever successfully reached the summit of Mount Godwin-Austen, or K2.
G.Usukhbayar will be the second Mongolian mountaineer to attempt to climb K2, which is also known as Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. State Honored Athlete B.Gangaamaa attempted to conquer K2 in 2013 and stopped climbing after reaching 7,000m.
G.Usukhbayar is the first Mongolian to set foot on the Roof of the World, Mount Everest. He has recently raised the state flag of Mongolia at one of the Seven Summits, Mount Aconcagua.
G.Usukhbayar has so far climbed Belukha Mountain, Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, Mount Everest, Mount McKinley, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kosciuszko and Aconcagua.
K2 has the second highest fatality rate among mountains. With around 300 successful summits and 77 fatalities, at least one person dies on the mountain for every four climbers.