Dr. Baker Perry at Mount Everest

LOGAN, UTAH — Campbell Scientific partners with Appalachian State University and Dr. Baker Perry to maintain the world's highest weather station on Mount Everest.

The Partnership

Campbell Scientific announced its partnership with Appalachian State University (App State) and Dr. Baker Perry—a professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning—to service and maintain a network of weather stations on Mount Everest. This project is vital for understanding climate change impacts on the Himalayan water sources that millions of people depend on in Nepal.

For the expedition, spanning from 19 April to 18 May 2024, Perry and his team will be servicing weather stations in Phortse, Camp 2, South Col, and Bishop Rock, which houses one of the highest weather stations in the world.

This is a one-year partnership that continues a five-year collaboration through which Campbell Scientific and Perry designed the automated weather stations that are currently installed on Mount Everest. Campbell Scientific, a leading provider of world-class automatic weather stations, provides rugged equipment that has been designed and tested in some of the planet’s most extreme conditions, including Mt. Washington, making it reliable for monitoring data on Mount Everest.

The data collected on Mount Everest is improving the understanding of how climate change is affecting the Himalayan glaciers—a vital source of water for people in Nepal and surrounding regions.

Visit https://www.campbellsci.com/mount-everest to learn more about this groundbreaking partnership, and stay tuned for exclusive content from Perry and his team.


Technical Contact: Nick Demetriades, ndemetriades@campbellsci.com

Marketing Contact: Libbie Anderson, landerson@campbellsci.com

Editing Contact: Brooke Johnsen, bjohnsen@campbellsci.com

About Campbell Scientific

Since 1974, Campbell Scientific has used innovative technology and services to assist nations around the world to be better prepared to mitigate extreme climate events. We help provide clean air and water, efficient sources of renewable energy, a reliable supply of quality food, well-built infrastructure, and safe transportation. We do this by working with our business partners and clients to convert reliable measurements into actionable insights because we believe what we do makes a difference—a difference in the lives of our clients and employees, a difference in the communities in which we live, and, ultimately, a difference in the quality of life we enjoy on this planet.

About Appalachian State University

As a premier public institution, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives. App State is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, with a national reputation for innovative teaching and opening access to a high-quality, affordable education for all. The university enrolls more than 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio, and offers more than 150 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors at its Boone and Hickory campuses and through App State Online. Learn more at https://www.appstate.edu.

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