Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest beginsNepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world’s tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday. The official height of Mount Everest — which lies in the Himalayan range, straddling the border between Nepal and China — is 8,848 metres (29,029 feet), first recorded by an Indian survey in 1954. “Nepal has never measured Everest on its own although the world’s highest peak lies in its territory.

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