Mount Everest is higher than we thought, say Nepal and China
BEIJING: Mount Everest is higher than previously thought, Nepal and China said on Tuesday, settling a long-running conflict over the height of the world's tallest peak that straddles their shared border.
Kathmandu and Beig had differed over its exact height but after each sent an expedition of surveyors to the summit they have agreed that the offi al height is 8,848.86 metres (29,031.69 feet), a bit more than their previous calculations.
Everest is an "eternal symbol of ... friendship between Nepal and China," said Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, announcing the findings of their surveys on a video call with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
Nepal had never previously measured the height of Mount Everest on its own but had used the 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) estimate made by the Survey of India in 1954 that includes snow.
A Chinese measurement in 2005 determined that the rock height of the summit was 8,844.43 metres (29,017 feet), about 3.7 metres (11 feet) less than the 1954 estimate.
Mountaineers had suggested a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 which killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal may have altered the height of Everest.
Nepal, which is home to another seven of the world's 14 highest peaks, sent its first team of surveyors in May last year to measure Everest. Chinese surveyors then climbed the peak in spring this year, when the mountain was closed by both countries for other climbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
I could have climbed upto 8848 but now it's a bit too high for me.
China thinking of anneng Mt Everest
Are you a Chinese spy? Otherwise, how did you know?
India was able to estimate the height so accurately in 1950's.
When China and Nepal sink, Mt. Everest grows..as much.. The more they sink, the higher Everest will become..
Sohan R Ranjan
Funny cum ridiculous that Nepal has become China's pet. The height was long given by India but these loonies differed; and now have come with a combined statement not mentioning that Indian measurement had been accurate all along.
Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates are always on clash with each other which increases height of everest like every microsecond so is there really a point in calculating it unless increase in size are visible.
As if they built it!
Tsr The Urbanist
With all the turmoils happening all over, Everest has grown taller by 86 cms
WE SHOULD SENT MODI JEE ON TIP OF EVEREST AND PUSH HIM DOWN. THIS WAY WE CAN CALCULATE PRECISE HEIGHT. HAHAHAHAHA
The extra height will soon decrease because of pollutants from Chinese companies aggression
How and why did it increase?
ET on Earth visit
Islands are sinking and mountains are growing taller... what is happening to earth !
People are advised be more cautious while buying any Chinese products as it wouldn't correct as you think
Scatter Brained Kunal K
I hope they have not measured it using Chinese instruments
Only a matter of time when China claims Mt Everest as 100 Km within China!
C K Narayanan
Why India bother about the statement made by China and Nepal?
It shows again that Feku, aka Surrender Modi, has failed on each and every front. The relations between Nepal and India have soured ever since Feku imposed blockade on Nepal in 2015. We should have joined in announcing Mt. Everest's new height. Unfortunately, if Feku continues to interfere Nepal's internal affairs and undermine its sovereignty in Kpani, Nepal will have no choice but to join Team China to fight ag inst Feku's expansionist policy and Hindutva/RSS ideology.
In some days mount everest will also be of china...
This could be because of the garbage left behind