Where does the name K2 come from?

name of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczka
the fact it's second in height in the world
name of the Karakoram Range
the name "King George II"
The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigono­met­ric Survey. Thomas Mont­gomerie numbered the most prom­i­nent peaks of Kararko­ram K1 to K35. Next, these were replaced by local names, but K2 appeared not to have acquired a local name, possibly due to its re­mote­ness.

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name of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczka
the fact it's second in height in the world
name of the Karakoram Range
the name "King George II"
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name of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczka
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the fact it's second in height in the world
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name of the Karakoram Range
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