US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The expedition of Chinese climbers on Wednesday morning reached the summit of Everest (Chomolungma). China Central Television reported that eight people will install special equipment on the top for re-measuring the height of the mountain.
It is noted that climbers left the last camp at an altitude of 8300 meters at night and began climbing, which stretched for several hours due to bad weather. The peaks of the highest mountain peak of the planet were reached only at 11:00 local time (06:00 Moscow time).
Eight people went directly to the summit, who will install special geodetic equipment and a GNSS antenna on the top of the mountain. Such works are carried out by Chinese experts on Everest for the first time in 45 years.
The height of Everest is 8848 meters. After 1953, when the peak was first conquered by New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, along with Sherpa Tenzing, the mountain became a popular mountain climbing site.
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