Journey with us as we build equipment for a truly extreme environment. Watch as we work to design and build Campbell Scientific automated weather stations for installation on Mount Everest. These stations must endure some of the harshest weather conditions in the world to record and transmit continuous, one-of-a-kind real-time weather data. This work was done in support of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. To learn more about their expedition, visit NatGeo.com/Everest.
Two levels of testing are used to ensure the custom-designed equipment will meet the demanding requirements on Mount Everest: in a lab and on another mountain.
Let’s look at the Extreme Application Series the Campbell Scientific engineers designed and manufactured to be installed on Mount Everest.
Several unique challenges had to be addressed in designing a system light enough to be carried up Mount Everest and strong enough to withstand the constant low temperatures and high winds.
Campbell Scientific worked to design and manufacture a network of permanent automated weather stations to be installed on Mount Everest. Learn about the planning, design work, and installation of these extreme systems in one of the most rugged environments on Earth.