On May 23, two climate scientists ascended to Mt. Everest’s summit and installed, with the help of six sherpas, a small weather station on the planet’s highest point. Designing, building, and erecting the seven-foot tall station on Everest is a fascinating story in itself, which you can read here. National Geographic designed an online widget that will let you monitor, in real time, conditions up there on the roof of the world. For example, it’s 5 degrees Fahrenheit right now on the summit, with a wind speed of 22 mph. Which, isn’t necessary to know, but is fun nonetheless. You can also check three other locations, from base camp to the South Col. It’s strangely compelling.


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