border of China. At over 28,000 feet (8,611 meters) tall, K2 is second only to Mount Everest. Many climbers have died trying to scale K2. People can only climb during the summer months, and one in four climbers dies trying to reach the top. Nanga Parbat, in the Gilgit Baltistan region, is called the “Killer Mountain” for the same reason. The Gasherbrum Peaks are located at the end of the Baltoro Glacier in the
A markhor is a large mammal in the goat family, native to Central Asia and the Karakoram and Himalaya mountains. Since 2015, the markhor has been on the near-threatened list for endangered species. It is also called the “screw horn goat.” There are five species in its scientific family, including the Chiltan markhor and a straight-horned
The markhor is also known as the screw horn goat. It is the national animal of Pakistan.
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