Nepal and China announced on Tuesday that the world's highest Mountain peak, Mount Everest, has reached a new height of 8,848.86 meters/29031.69 foot above the sea Label.
The new height is 86 cm/2.82 ft higher than the previous height considered by Nepal. This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mount Everest on its own. The height has been made public by holding joint programs by the Government of Nepal and China in Beijing and Kathmandu on December 8, 2020.
Due to the Corona Virus Covid-19 pandemic, the ascent of Mount Everest was stopped from Nepal side. China had sent a team of technicians involved in measuring altitude from the northern face to the summit of Mount Everest in the spring of this year.
The Department of Surveying and Mapping said on Tuesday that the results of the height measurement were obtained jointly after the two countries completed the survey work and processed the data.
This announcement has not only declared the new and final height of Mt. Everest but has also ended long controversies regarding its height since it was first measured in 1954 which was 8848 meters/ 29028.87 foot.
Now all the mountaineers around the world aiming for Everest have a chance to rewrite the history by being the first person to climb the new height.
Also, the big questions and curiosity are “Who will be the next Mr Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary?”