K2 is the second highest peak in the world, lying on the border between Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan and China’s Xinjiang. It is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the top point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
— Vanessa O’Brien (@vobonline) July 30, 2017
O’Brien is also the fastest woman to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam, a competition of adventurer challenges to reach the North Pole, the South Pole and all of the Seven Summits.
— Vanessa O’Brien (@vobonline) July 6, 2017
She also held the US and British flags to show her identity. According to the Forbes magazine, O’Brien is the first American woman to climb the treacherous mountain.
The Alpine Club of Pakistan said on Sunday that O’Brien, who has also scaled Mount Everest, reached K2 summit on Saturday and began descending from the peak the same day.