Remeasure the height of Mount Qomolangma


When I was watching CCTV's live broadcasting for remeasuring the height of Mount Qomolangma (Everest), I had realized this big news would become the leading headlines of the next day, but I still concerned on the front page photos. Because no any photographers climbed to the peak of Qomolangma, except a Tibeten video cameraman from CCTV. The situation on the highest part of the earth is extremely tough, 9-grade big wind and -30 degree centigrade temperature. It is difficult for the cameraman to stand steadily, from the TV screen, I can feel his lens were swaying.

I think this news is just too previous, so that most newspapers will put it on the cover story even the qualified image is not available. The result is, most of them just simply caught a frame from CCTV like pictured The Beijing News. Now I can really feel how proud the CCTV staff were when they showed their station flag on the peak of Qomolangma.

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