Installed by a team led by climate scientists Tom Matthews and Baker Perry in 2019, the weather station on Mount Everest's Balcony is the highest weather station in the world—approximately 8,430 meters (27,657 feet) above sea level, just a few hundred meters below Everest's summit, the highest point on earth. Read more about how the team installed the Balcony Station on Mount Everest. 

Noun

base level for measuring elevations. Sea level is determined by measurements taken over a 19-year cycle.

summit
Noun

highest point of a mountain.

weather station
Noun

area with tools and equipment for measuring changes in the atmosphere.