Speaker Bio & Abstract

Khim Lal Gautam Chief Survey Officer
Survey Department

BiographyI am Khim Lal Gautam, working as a Chief Survey Officer at the Survey Department, Government of Nepal. By school, I am a surveyor and geospatial/RS expert and working in this field since last 17 years. Professionally, I am affiliated with Nepal Surveyor Association (NSA) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS). I am the First surveyor from the world to summit Mount Sagarmatha (Everest). I am also the first and only surveyor to climb Mt. Everest twice till date. I am a Surveyor successfully summited the world's tallest mountain with GNSS and GPR equipment. Till date, I summited twice time over the tallest mountain, Mount Sagarmatha (Everest). First time in 2011 and last time in 2019 as a Team leader of must challenges task, the summit observation in "Sagarmatha height measurement Project" of Nepal, and successfully completed my task by stood over the tallest point of the World about 2 hours. AbstractSurveying itself is a challenging job and doing it at high altitude regions is more challenging, I am sharing the challenges I faced during the summit observation of the highest peak of the world. There are so many challenges to cope with i.e. of difficult topography, chill temperature, thin oxygen layer, heavy logistic requirements, specially customized tools and equipment requirement, etc. For the first time in history, Nepal itself initiated the measurement of the height of Mt Sagarmatha (Everest) in 2017 and almost complete in 2019 except announcement. That was also the first time in the history of surveying and mapping of Mount Sagarmatha that Surveyor themselves summit world Tallest Mountain of the world with modern equipment. Surveyor summited over the top of the world, installed the GNSS Antenna, and operate the Ground-penetrating Radar over the sloppy surface on the highest part of the earth. We can explain the challenges in so many ways, such as primary data collection, Gravity measurement in difficult terrain with heavy equipment, GNSS observation in the Himalayan region, and the most challenging task, The Summit Observation with that intolerable environment.