The new height of Mount Everest 8,848.86 meters

  • Dec 9, 2020
  • Dil Gurung

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THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN on Earth has a newly announced height on Tuesday. The new height of Mount Everest is 8848.86 meters above sea level, according to the new survey team both from China and Nepal jointly results presented on Tuesday that the Mt. Everest has grown nearly a or 0.86 m meters higher than had been previously officially calculated. That is around 2 and a half feet higher than the altitude previously recognized by Nepal's government. The highest point on earth is no more than 8848 meters,

Last Spring in May 2019, a small surveyors group of Nepalese and Sherpa guides were successfully scaled the new height of Mt Everest (Chomolungma/ Sagarmatha)  reaching the top of the world at 3 a.m. beating the extreme cold of nighttime ascent and they were able to collect the new data for the measurement of its height. The Nepal government aimed to measure the ‘exact’ height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in its height due to the devastating earthquake back in 2015. However, the decision of the government has paved the way for Nepal and China to jointly announce the new height of Mount Everest which is 8848.86 meters.

The new height has been officially announced by China's state-run Xinhua news agency in a brief. Likewise, the Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Gyawali has also announced in Kathmandu that Nepal recalculates the height of Mount Everest at 8848.86 meters. In 1954, a surveyor team of India measured and published the height of Mount Everest which was 8848m, accepted by Earlier Nepal as well as the international community, since 1954, Nepal and China both have measured the new height of Mt.Everest last spring! The height of Mt. Everest has been measured by 11 times before giving different results. It officially stands at 8848.86 meters or 29032ft now!

Isn’t it exciting now? Although almost a year, we have been stocking at home and we were not able to travel freely due to the Coronavirus, the post- COVID trekking and mountaineering activities will give us a chance to create a history of reaching Base camp and summit the top of the Mt. Everest by being the first person to conquer the new height of 8848.86 meters.

Any of us can be the next Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa!



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