This Day in History July 31, 1954

By Ruth on July 31, 2014 in history
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K2 from Concordia

On this date in 1954, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli became the first men to climb the second-highest mountain in the world, K-2. While controversy does abound, it still is accepted that they were the first.

For more info:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/first-ascent-of-k2
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lino-lacedelli-mountaineer-whose-ascent-of-k2-in-1954-was-shrouded-in-controversy-1826470.html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lino_Lacedelli

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