The Webcam sits on Kala Patthar, a mountain in the Himalayas, at an altitude of more than 18,000 feet. This vantage point gives it a clear and spectacular view of Everest's western face--when conditions are right.
A recent view of the Webcam showed a gray mass with a vague outline of Everest visible.
With no electrical outlets handy way up there, the Webcam is solar-powered. It's only active during daylight hours.
Mobotix is the company that provided the type-M12 Webcam. It is designed to deal with some pretty tough weather conditions like blasting winds and below-freezing temperatures. My puny Logitech QuickCam has a pretty easy life of luxury in comparison.… Read more