A Chinese surveying team reached the summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday morning to conduct a series of surveys to accurately measure the height of the world's highest mountain.
The exact number will come out one or two days later after the data is sent back, re-calculated and cross-confirmed, according to Dang Yamin, the project leader of the remeasurement task.
The surveying team set off for the summit from an assault camp at an altitude of 8,300 meters at around 2:10 am Wednesday.
Telecommunication companies also help set up several world's highest 5G base stations on some of the base camps of the mountain, providing signal services to mountain climbers, investigators, and research teams.
The information collected from the mission will be applied in researches like geodynamics. The precise data of snow, weather, and wind speed will become first-hand references for glacier monitoring and environmental protection.
People's curiosity about the remeasurement project of Mount Everest is high.