Nepal and China announced that they would adjust the height of Mount Everest to 8,848.86 meters. The new height is 86 cm higher than the previous height.
♦ According to the survey conducted by the Bureau of Investigation of India in 1954, the new height of 8,848.86 meters replaced the long-term associated 8,848 meters.
♦ The joint statement means that the two countries have long-standing differences in mountain heights-China’s declared elevation is 8844 m, and Nepal is 8847 m.
♦ Solving this three-meter difference is the goal of a joint project, which is attributed to China and Nepal using the “snow height” of snow including snow caps to calculate the “rock height” under snow.
♦ Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Mount Everest in China.
♦ This mountain is suited on the border between Nepal and Tibet, and the summit can be accessed from both sides.
♦ Its English name comes from the colonial geographer Sir George Everest (Sir George Everest), who served as the chief surveyor of India in the mid-19th century.
♦ In 1953, Tenzing Norgay from India and Nepal and Edmund Hillary from New Zealand scaled it for the first time.
♦ The first survey of Mount Everest: The first effort was made in 1847 by a team led by Andrew Waugh, chief surveyor of India. The survey is based on triangulation calculations and is called the Indian Triangle Survey.
♦ The research team found that “Peak 15” (called Mount Everest at the time) was the highest peak, which was the highest peak at the time, contrary to the Kanchenjunga Mountain (8,582 m, currently the third highest peak in the world). world.
♦ K2 Mountain is 8,611 meters above sea level and is the second highest mountain in the world.