The world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, has seen many attempts at it, with some failures along the way, simply because it is there to be conquered, and the indomitable human spirit tends to push itself to the very limits. Well, there is one foe that is sure to overcome the mighty Everest if it is not kept in check – that is, global warming. Hopefully the balance of the environment will remain in check, otherwise global warming might just spell the end of the glaciers there.

Well, if you are interested to see how the world’s highest peak looks like without having to go through months of gruelling training to scale it, you can always check out feedback from a webcam that was installed by Italian researchers who were studying global warming in the Himalayas. This is a solar-powered webcam that will definitely be the world’s highest webcam as it remains 18,000 feet above sea level.

To make sure this webcam is able to stand up to the rigors of extreme conditions at 5,675 metres above sea level, it can operate even at temperatures near -22°F, and will be juiced up via solar panels that collect sunshine during the day. Images are refreshed every 5 minutes, in addition to delivering data on the temperature, humidity, and precipitation atop the mountain to researchers.

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