As planned, the Chinese team of eight surveyors summited Everest, after their guides fixed the route.
They left Camp 3 (8,300m), which they had reached around 4pm on , at 2:10am today, and reached the summit at 11am local time.
They erected a surveyor’s beacon on the summit. Together with the BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite receivers, 3D interactive virtual reality, an airborne gravimeter, snow-depth radar and other instruments, it will measure the exact height of Everest.
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Members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mt. Qomolangma on May 27, 2020. . An eight-member Chinese surveying team set off to reach the summit of Mt. Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, from a mountain camp at an altitude of 8,300 meters at around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. 📷Tashi Tsering #qomolangma #surveying #summit #china