Second in height only to the famous Mount Everest, K2 stands at over 28,000 feet. But while it is second to Mount Everest in height it is number one in deadliest. With steeper ice walls and dangerous drop off cliffs, the infamous mountain claimed 11 lives in 24 hours during the climbing season of 2008 due to dangerous ice and snow avalanches and altitude illnesses. For serious climbers this is the mountain that proves will and strength but also sometimes unbelievable fortune.