May 04, Kathmandu: According to reports a Chinese expedition team climbed Mt Everest from the Tibetan side on Wednesday. Chinese scientists aimed to establish a meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of 8,800 meters on Mt Everest.
According to CGTN Upon reaching the summit, the mountaineers are now setting up the world’s highest automatic weather station at 8,800 meters above sea level, weather station will help obtain data from the surrounding area, helping scientists better understand the world’s third pole, according to the report.
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.
Xinhua News Agency reported that three meteorological stations were established at 7,028 meters, 7,790 meters, and 8,300 meters, respectively, earlier this year on the north side of the mountain, bringing the total number of operational weather stations between the altitudes between 5,200 meters and 8,300 meters to seven. Last year, four stations at sea levels of 6,500 meters, 5,800 meters, 5,400 meters, and 5,200 meters were set up.
On April 30 20 Tibetian climbers along with 11 Chinese climbers summited Mt Everest from the Northside.