TRAVEL World's highest automatic weather station to be set up on Mt. Qomolangma

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World's highest automatic weather station to be set up on Mt. Qomolangma

People's Daily online

09:58, May 02, 2022

Photo taken on April 24, 2022 shows an automatic meteorological station set up at an altitude of about 5,200 meters on Mount Qomolangma.(Xinhua) LHASA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists are mounting efforts to establish a meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of 8,800 meters on Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, on the China-Nepal border. If the station is established successfully, it will replace the one at an altitude of 8,430 meters set up by the British and U.S. scientists on the south side of the mountain in 2019, to be the world's highest of its kind, according to the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Equipment weighing some 50 kg will be dismantled and distributed to mountaineers, each of whom will carry no more than 7 kg up onto the mountain for the establishment, said Zhao Huabiao, a researcher with the ITP. Currently, the engineers in charge of establishing the station are still waiting for the perfect weather fo

Aerial photo taken on May 1, 2022 shows a view of the Mount Qomolangma base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters.(Xinhua)

Photo taken on April 24, 2022 shows an automatic meteorological station set up at an altitude of about 5,200 meters on Mount Qomolangma.(Xinhua)

Zhao Huabiao, a researcher with the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, is seen on his way to set up an automatic weather station on Mount Qomolangma, April 28, 2022.(Xinhua)

Photo taken on April 30, 2022 shows a view of the Mount Qomolangma base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters.(Xinhua)

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