Sunday, May 19, 2024

Mount Everest Grows by Nearly a Meter to Record Height

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, has risen 0.86m to a newly measured 29,032 ft. (8,848.86m), jointly announced on Tuesday by China and Nepal.

Until now, both nations have been debating whether the snow cap should be included in the calculation at the tip. The Chinese authorities have previously claimed that Mount Everest should be measured at its rock height, while the Nepalese authorities have claimed that it should have snow at the top of the summit.

In order to agree on the new height, officials from the Nepalese Foreign Ministry and a team of surveyors reportedly coordinated.

Media reports cited the Foreign Ministry of Nepal, which stated, “The newly measured altitude of Mount Everest is 8848.86 metres.”

According to measurements made in 1954, previous Mount Everest calibration records estimated the mountain at 8,848 metres.

According to measurements made in 1954, previous Mount Everest calibration records estimated the mountain at 8,848 metres. China’s People’s Daily newspaper tweeted the latest findings and shared the news that on Tuesday, President Xi Jinping and Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari exchanged congratulatory messages.

According to reports, an Indian survey in 1954 determined the 8,848 m height that Nepal had previously used for Everest, but the country carried out its own summit calculation for the first time. For the mission, four Nepalese surveyors were trained for two years.

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