Mount Everest: China and Nepal agree on new, taller height


Countries have decided it is 8,848.86m, which is higher than either’s previous measurements

Mount Everest is higher than previously thought, Nepal and China said on Tuesday, settling a long-running conflict over the height of the world’s tallest peak that straddles their shared border.

Kathmandu and Beijing had differed over its exact height but after each sent an expedition of surveyors to the summit they have agreed that the official height is 8,848.86 metres (29,032ft), a bit more than their previous calculations.

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Written by Reuters in Kathmandu
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