Monday, October 10, 2011

Just Because It's Cool - Webcam on Mt. Everest

As part of the "Everest Share 2011" research project, a scientific team from Italy has installed a Live Webcam directed at the peak of Mt. Everest.

The special camera was designed to handle extreme temperatures (down to -30 C), and sits near the top of Kala Patthar (5675 meters tall).  It's powered by solar cells, and uses a wireless link to reach the Ev-K2-CNR Pyramid Laboratory/Observatory below (at 5050 meters high).  The camera takes high resolution photos every 5 minutes during local daylight hours.

You can access the webcam feed at

Source - Live Webcam of Mt Everest is simply stunning, Broadcast Newsroom

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