Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 8, 2020

Mount Everest gets new official height

The Washington Post reports

The world’s highest peak just became a tiny bit higher. Nepal and China, the two countries that share a border on Mount Everest, announced a new official measurement of the mountain’s height on Tuesday: 8,848.86 meters, or 29,031.69 feet.

That’s about three feet higher than the most commonly used measure of Everest’s height dating back to a survey conducted by India in the early 1950s.

Read more at  Mount Everest gets new official height in measurement by Nepal and China – The Washington Post

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