Peaks K2 – 2024 Cook Islands 2oz proof silver coin
K2, the monumental 3rd mountain of the Peaks series, proudly stands within the Karakoram range as Earth’s 2nd highest peak, yielding only to the mighty Mt. Everest. The mountain’s formidable presence was first unveiled to the world in 1856 by Colonel T.G. Montgomerie of the Survey of India. It owes its numerical name K2 to Montgomerie’s erroneous assumption that the peak was ‘only’ the second highest within the Karakoram range.In the annals of mountaineering
history, the first bold attempt to climb K2 took place in 1902. To their misfortune, without success. However, in 1954, an Italian expedition, defying ferocious weather, saw the triumph of Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, as they reached the summit via the Abruzzi Ridge on July 31st. Yet, K2 remains an
enigma, shrouded in perilous storms that thwart many from reaching the top. Only the toughest alpinists dare to climb one of the world’s most challenging mountains.
It comes presented in an elegant collector’s box and is limited to only 999 pieces. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.