World’s Highest Webcam on Everest

The world’s highest webcam has been installed in the Nepalese Himalayas, capturing live images of Mount Everest for the scientists studying the climatic effects change on the planet’s tallest peak.

      The solar-powered camera, set at 5,675 metres (18,618 feet) on Kala Patthar, a smaller mountain facing Everest, will withstand temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) and operates during daylight hours.

       “We spent months developing the perfect set-up for the installation and invested a lot of time testing and verifying the system,” said Giampietro Kohl of Ev-K2-CNR, the mountain research group which installed the camera.

         “It inspired us on to set a record: operating the highest webcam in the world.”  The webcam operates from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Nepalese time (0015 to 1215 GMT) from the Kala Patthar summit, recording stunning images of 8,848-metre Mount Everest as well as the South Col. The image is updated every five minutes, allowing climatologists to track the movement of the clouds around the mountain’s summit.

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