Nepal and China Announce that Mount Everest has Grown Two Feet Taller

China and Nepal announced a new official measurement for Mount Everest on Tuesday to conclude the two nations’ joint survey.

China and Nepal announced a new official measurement for Mount Everest on Tuesday to conclude the two nations’ joint survey.

According to the findings, the mountain now stands 8,848.86 meters or 29,031.69 feet tall. Its recorded new height is a bit higher compared with Nepal’s previous measurement and approximately 13 feet higher than China’s.

The announcement – which ended the disagreement between the two countries over the Mt. Everest’s exact height – is the culmination of comprehensive operations that include two trips to the mountain’s summit and years of measurement to calculate its accurate height above sea level.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Nepalese counterpart, Pradeep Gyawali

Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, pushed buttons at the same time during a live broadcast to show the new measurement of Mt. Everest to the public.

The findings would also pacify several speculations by geologist that the world’s highest mountain has shrunk by a few centimeters after a massive earthquake hit Nepal in 2015.

“We can be confident that this is the most accurate height of Everest that we have ever had,” said Nepal’s Chief Survey Officer Susheel Dangol, the one who headed the project. “It was a huge responsibility on our part. It is a moment of great pride for us.”


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