Mount Everest was first measured in 1954 by the Survey Department of India, and since then, the widely accepted height of Mt Everest is 8848 meters or 29,029 feet. However, once the earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes took place in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal on 25 April 2015, many geological surveys show the surge of the Northern Himalayan ranges. These surveys created pressure on the Nepal government to determine the actual height. Thus, the government started its work to measure the size of Sagarmatha in 2019. This is the same year Nepal and China's governments agreed to announce the Everest height jointly. Both governments sent their surveyors teams to the Summit of Everest with all measuring equipment. The team surveyors scaled mt. Everest and stayed around 2 hours on top of Everest collecting the data. Where usually, the climbers do spend approximately 10 minutes only.
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Nepal's First-Ever Effort to Measure the Height of Mt. Everest
There are different ways of measuring the peak's height. In 1954 Indian surveyors headed by Broton Mr. George Everest used the trigonometry method to measure this peak. Afterward, the mountain was named Everest by the head of the Surveyor; earlier, it was known as Peak XV. Since then, around ten times, many countries' surveyors have measured the height of mt. Everest, with some controversy over its actual size. With the advancement of technology, recent surveyors from Nepal and China have used Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to receivers to determine the exact height. Thus the task becomes tougher to get the actual Summit of Everest to get the GNSS data. This is the First time Nepal has used its resources and workforce to measure the height of Everest.
Mount Everest: How to Get there and Scale It?
The Top of Mt. EVEREST is covered by hard rock snow surrounded by a layer of around 4 meters of softer snow. Due to its high from the Sea level, only One-third level of oxygen is available on the summit. Mount Everest is located in a small, isolated range of the Himalayan, thus known as the third pole. It is difficult to get closer and more difficult to climb it even with the significant advancement of climbing gear, communication devices, and weather forecasting systems than the first-ever attempt in 1922 from the Tibetan side. One can join the Everest Base Camp Trek to get to Mt Everest or Everest Expedition to reach the Top of Everest at 4848.86 meters/ 29,031 feet.