Category : News 07-05-2020

    GWM Helps China to Re-survey the Elevation of Mount Everest

    The GWM P-Series off-road pickup was designated as the official vehicle for the first press conference of the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey.

    On the afternoon of April 30, the first press conference of the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey was held at Everest Base Camp, which marked that the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey was officially launched. The GWM P-Series off-road pickup was designated as the official vehicle for the media. As the first all-terrain mass production off-road large pickup in China, the GWM P-Series off-road pickup will, by virtue of its strong off-road performance, loading capability and comfort, provide guarantees for the work of national surveying & mapping team, media communication and other related work.

    Facing this arduous national survey task, as the representative of Chinese entity enterprises and the leader of Chinese automobile enterprises, GWM plays a role of "Escort" for this task, actively fulfills its corporate social responsibility, and provides strong support for the success of this special task.

    The GWM P-Series off-road pickup, as the official vehicle for the media in the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey, is equipped with three locks, winches, wading throats, crawl mode, tank U-turn, 7 all-terrain driving modes, off-road expert mode and other professional off-road configurations, as well as several interfaces reserved for modification. Furthermore, its large external dimensions and all-terrain mode design not only ensure the excellent load-carrying capacity (including people and articles), but also guarantee easy driving on rugged mountain roads, steep hills, and rugged and dangerous mud roads, meeting the stringent standard for official vehicle in this survey.

    It is reported that large-scale surveying & mapping and scientific investigation work on Mount Everest has been carried out by surveying & mapping worker in China for 6 times, and the elevation of Mount Everest was successfully surveyed and published in 1975 and 2005 respectively. In 1975, China installed the first survey beacon on the top of Mount Everest, and announced the accurate elevation of Mount Everest as 8,848.13m. In 2005, when the elevation of Mount Everest is surveyed again, ice-snow radar detector was first used to measure the thickness of ice and snow at the summit. The elevation of the rock surface at the summit of Mount Everest was determined as 8,844.43m above sea level based on rigorous calculation. The multiple elevation surveys for Mount Everest in different ways and different periods have become an important symbol for human beings to know and understand the earth.

    Facing the special and arduous task of re-surveying the elevation of Mount Everest, GWM participates in the glorious re-surveying mission by using GWM P-Series off-road pickup. With this safe, comfortable and brave “perfect partner”, GWM will cooperate with national surveying & mapping workers to complete this survey, showing the human curious and exploring spirit on nature. GWM, as the leader of Chinese automobile enterprises, spares no effort to assist the success of the national cause with products featuring excellent safety and performance.