Chinese expedition team reaches Mt. Cho Oyu summit

1 October 2023
2023-10-01 16:33

On Sunday, a Chinese scientific expedition team comprising 18 members reached the summit of Mount Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain to carry out scientific research.

The team departed from the assault camp at 5,700 meters in altitude on Friday. The expedition underscores China's capability to effectively organize and execute comprehensive scientific research in extremely high-altitude areas, said an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The 2023 Mount Cho Oyu expedition is part of the second comprehensive scientific expedition on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau initiated in 2017. Since the end of September, a total of 120 scientists have been conducting research on water, ecology and human activities around the mountain.

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