Everest Back to New Normal: Deserted

Everest Back to New Normal: Deserted
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The Chinese surveyors who summited Everest last Wednesday made it safely back to Base Camp one day later. Everyone else also promptly made it down: the Tibetan mountain guides who opened the route to the top, a commercial group following the surveyors and the porters assisting them all.   In this strange season, the Chinese team used their opportunity as the only ones on the mountain to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first successful climb of the north side by a Chinese team. The surveyors, tasked to remeasure Everest, spent about two and a half hours on the summit, planting a survey marker and a Global Navigation Satellite System antenna. Others measured snow depth and gravity, among other observations, from six points below the summit. The data will go through comprehensive calculations and verifications before being released — a... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web

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