The routes of 2020 Mount Everest survey measurement covers 6 camps. The straight-line distance is around 19 kilometers and altitude difference is 1,600m.
How many steps are there to reach the summit of Everest?
1. Depart from base camp and arrive at the middle camp of 5,800 meters
On the afternoon of May 6, the summit of Mount Everest in 2020 began its summit operation. The survey team members set off from Mount Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters, passing through Rongbu Glacier and East Rongbu Glacier, and will arrive at an intermediate camp at an altitude of 5,800 meters.
2. Arrive at 6,500 meters forward camp
After that, the survey team members will start from the middle camp and reach the forward camp at an altitude of 6,500 meters. The oxygen in the camp is very scarce, and the altitude reaction is strong. The players need to take a rest here.
3. Via the Bei’ao Great Ice Wall to reach Camp No.1 at 7,028m
After the rest is complete, the survey team members will start from the forward camp, pass through the North Col Great Ice Wall at an altitude of 6,600-7,000 meters, and reach Camp No.1 at an altitude of 7,028 meters.
4. Passing the Dafengkou to reach Camp No.2 at 7,790m
Next, the survey team members will depart from Camp No.1 and pass through the strong wind at an altitude of 7,500 meters to Camp No.2 at an altitude of 7,790 meters.
5. Arrive at Camp No.3 at 8,300 meters
After that, the survey team members will depart from Camp 2 and Camp 3 at an altitude of 8,300 meters.
6. After the second step of 8,700 meters, the final impact on the peak
About a week later, the survey team members will take the opportunity to launch an impact on the summit of Mount Everest according to the weather conditions. The final impact needs to pass the second ladder at an altitude of 8,680~8,700 meters.
7. The target on the top of the peak is measured simultaneously with 6 intersections.
After the summit, the survey team will set up a survey target on the top of Mount Everest, and carry out the work of global navigation satellite system survey and snow depth survey. At the same time, survey team members located at the 6 intersections of Base Camp, Zhongronbu Glacier, and West Rongbu Glacier will aim at the peak target and carry out measurements simultaneously. In the end, scientists will calculate the new elevation of Mount Everest based on various data obtained by the measurement.