Everest’s secrets: a pristine mountain of data is ready to climb

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Everest’s secrets: a pristine mountain of data is ready to climb

Scientific expedition to Mount Everest reveals how ice melts in freezing conditions

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“Everest is a special place to take the pulse of the planet,” says climate scientist and National Geographic explorer Tom Matthews.

He was part of an international scientific team that worked with Sherpas to set up the world’s highest weather station, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twVdBzQM-gc)near the summit of Mount Everest.

Matthews was co-leader of the meteorology team that installed five new weather stations in 2019 during the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, whose story is rivetingly told in a documentary that premieres on Wednesday evening...

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