A Chinese expedition team arrived at the summit of Mount Everest today as part of an effort to conduct scientific research on the world's highest peak.

Xinhua reported that the researchers left the 8300,8830-meter test camp at dawn on Tuesday and arrived at the weather station at <>,<> meters, the highest of its kind in the world, after eight hours of grueling climbing.

After installing steel ropes, replacing batteries and installing wind speed and direction sensors, the team of researchers completed the weather station upgrades, climbing to a summit at an altitude of 8848.86 meters to collect ice and snow samples that will be used, to conduct research on air pollutants, especially new pollutants.

The current expedition is part of the second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau that began in 2017.

Since the end of April, a total of 170 scientists have been conducting research on water, the environment and human activities across the Mount Everest region.

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