The world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest now has the world’s highest camera looking at it taking photographs now and then. The webcam from German company Mobotix was activated in September to collect images for scientists for monitoring the effects rendered to the peak due to global climatic changes.
The equipment powered by solar energy and capable of functioning at temperatures as low as -30ºC has been installed at a height of 5,675 metres on a nearby mountain named Kala Patthar. It has been programmed to take pictures of the tallest peak every 5 minutes constantly for 12 hours from morning 6:00 to evening [local time of Nepal]. The data collected is then sent over wirelessly ”to the Ev-K2-CNR Pyramid Laboratory, located at an altitude of 5,050 metres.”