Revise Your GK Fact: China And Nepal Jointly Declared The New Height Of Mount Everest, New Height Found 86cm More

by Shatakshi Gupta

The dispute over the height of Mount Everest New Height, the world’s highest peak, has now come to an end. China and Nepal jointly declared that the new height of Mount Everest, which is 8848.86 meters. Everest’s new height was announced jointly by Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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Ever since the devastating earthquake came in Nepal in 2015, there was speculation that the height of Mount Everest has changed. Now the controversy has come to an end after the latest measurement. The newly announced height of Mount Everest is 86 centimetres more than the previous one, which was 8848 metres.

How it is measured?                                    

  China has dispatched a 30-member survey team recently to end the Everest height dispute.  This Chinese team left Mount Chomolungma( name of Mount Everest in local Tibet language) Base Camp to climb Everest. On reaching the summit of Everest, this team measured the world’s highest peak with the help of Global Satellite System.

The team that climbed Everest included professional mountaineers and China’s Ministry of Natural Resources surveyor.  The survey team measured the height of Everest with the help of global navigation satellite and gravimeter. The survey team reached Chomolungma Base Camp in early April. 

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Since its establishment in the year 1949, the Chinese survey team has climbed the Everest 6 times so far and measured the height.  China released Everest in 1975 and 2005.  The released elevation of Everest was 8,848.13 meters in the year 1975 and 8,844.43 meters in the year 2005.

 5G signal ‘reached’ summit of Mount Everest

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 Mount Everest climbers from China will now be able to use the high-speed 5G telecommunications service on reaching its peak. China’s state media recently reported that the world’s highest altitude base station in the remote Himalayan region has started operations.  According to the Chinese state-run telecom company China Mobile, this base station is built at an altitude of 6,500 meters. It is located in the modern base camp of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.