Once again, China has conquered the world’s highest peak, Mount Qomolangma, which is also known as Mount Everest in the West, on Wednesday. Thirteen members of the Chinese Earth Summit Mission 2022 scientific expedition team successfully established an automatic meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of over 8,800 meters, the world’s highest of its kind, on Mount Qomolangma on the China-Nepal border, achieving the milestone task of the country’s second comprehensive survey to the roof of the world.
The team of 13 warriors left their camp at the altitude 8,300 meters by 3 am on Wednesday and reached the designated height of 8,800 meters and established the automatic weather station by around 12:46 pm, according to China’s state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), which covered their expedition live with a high resolution camera.
All 13 team members finally reached the summit at 13:28 pm and displayed the Chinese national flag proudly. The team also measured the thickness of ice and snow on the summit for the first time with high-precision radar, collected ice and snow samples, and carried out experiments on the adaptation mechanism of the human body to extremely high altitudes.
News of the Chinese expedition’s successful ascent of Mount Qomolangma and displaying the national flag became one of the top trending topics on Weibo .
Dubbed “the roof of the world” and the “water tower of Asia,” the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau is not only Earth’s third pole but also a key ecological security barrier and a strategic resource reserve for China as well as an important conservation for the characteristic culture of the Chinese nation.