Mount Everest: Nepal and China prepare to reveal new height after Covid delay

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Competing teams have both completed trips to the summit but plans have been disrupted by the pandemic

Some time in the near future – after a wait of a decade – the world will learn the new height of Mount Everest.

China and Nepal have teamed up to measure the world’s highest mountain which straddles their border and, under a 2019 memorandum of understanding, they must announce their findings together. The announcement was reportedly delayed because of the pandemic.

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Written by Helen Davidson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/mount-everest-nepal-and-china-prepare-to-reveal-new-height-after-covid-delay under the title “Mount Everest: Nepal and China prepare to reveal new height after Covid delay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.