Mt Everest Gets Taller and Tougher

  • Dec 9, 2020
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The Mt Everest known as Sagarmatha (head of all Mountains) becomes a bit Taller and Tougher. Today, on 08 Dec 2020 Nepal and China government jointly confirm the new Height of Mt. Everest which is 2 feet taller thus the new height of Everest is 8848.86 meters / 29,031 feet above sea level. The world’s highest peak in Nepal that boarding Nepal and Tibet autonomous part of China, known as the third pole always bewildering the adventurers around the world.


Mount Everest is being 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. Once the earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude took place in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal on 25 April 2015, many of the geological surveys show the surge of Northern Himalayan ranges. These surveys created pressure in the Nepal government to determine the actual height thus the government started its work to measure the height of Sagarmatha in 2019. This is the same year Nepal and China government agreed to announce the Everest height jointly. Both governments sent their surveyors team 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 normally the climbers simply do spend around 10 minutes only.


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 a Broton Mr. George Everest used the trigonometry method to measure this peak. Afterward, the peak is named Everest from the head of Surveyor, earlier it was known as Peak XV. Since then around 10 times many countries' surveyors have measured the height of mt. Everest with some controversy of its actual height. With the advancement of technology, recent surveyors from Nepal and China have used Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to receivers to determine the actual height, thus the task becomes tougher to get the actual Summit of the Everest to get the GNSS data. This is the First time Nepal has used its resources and manpower to measure the height of Everest.


Mount Everest: How to Get there and Scale It?


The Top of Mt. EVEREST is cover by hard rock snow surrounded by a layer of around 4 meters softer snow. Due to its high from the Sea level, there is only One-third level of oxygen available on the summit. Mount Everest is located at a remote isolated range of the Himalayan thus known as the third pole. Obviously, it is difficult to get closer and more difficult to climb it even with the great advancement of climbing gear, communication device, and weather forecasting system 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.