Nepal began survey to remeasure Mount Everest height

Nepal has started remeasuring Mount Everest height to check if the stature of the world’s tallest pinnacle was changed by an effective earthquake that struck the country in 2015, the government said Friday.

The official tallness of Mount Everest – which lies in the Himalayan range, straddling the border amongst Nepal and China – is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), first recorded by an Indian overview in 1954. Various different groups have measured the peak, in spite of the fact that the 1954 stature remains the generally acknowledged figure.

‘Nepal has never measured Everest all alone despite the fact that the world’s most noteworthy peak lies in its territory. So we need to demonstrate to our kin that Nepal is fit for measuring Everest,’ Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, leader of the government’s survey department, told AFP.

A group of Nepali and outside specialists have started refining the approach for the new overview, which is relied upon to take two years, Bhatta said. A team of Sherpas will take measuring hardware to the summit either in April, the start of the spring climbing season, or October, another time of good climate on Everest.

In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, causing broad destruction the nation over and setting off a torrential slide that killed 18 people at Everest’s base camp. Many have estimated that the shake changed the mountain.

In May 1999 an American group added two meters to Everest’s tallness when it utilized GPS innovation to study the peak. That figure is currently utilized by the US National Geographic Society yet generally not broadly acknowledged.