Measurement of Mount Everest is completed
Mount Everest is the highest peak on earth. And it was confirmed as the highest peak in world in 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 2005, China remeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43 m (29,017 ft). There followed an argument between China and Nepal as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844 m, China) or the snow height (8,848 m, Nepal). In 2010, an agreement was reached by both sides that the height of Everest is 8,848 m, and Nepal recognizes China’s claim that the rock height of Everest is 8,844 m.
In order close this argument, Nepal Government has decided to measure the height of Mount Everest by own. In order to measure the height, Nepal Government sent a survey team to Mount Everest. And member of team surveyors along with other Sherpa climbers successfully scaled on 22nd May 2019 the world’s highest mountain collecting the data for the measurement of height of Mt Everest this morning. According to Department of Tourism, team leader of the Everest Height measurement Expedition Khim Lal Gautam and Rabin Karki, a member of the team stood atop the summit point at around 3:15 am on 22nd May 2019.
The Department of Survey will analyze the data collected by the surveyors to reveal the actual height of Mt Everest, Susheel Dangol, Chief Survey Officer at DoS said. It would take a few months to calculate the date, he added. The team, which has been equipped with GNSS & GPS receivers, is expected to come up with the preliminary height and satellite positioning of the world’s highest peak, according to Dangol. “The team is now descending to the lower camps safely,” he said.
Source: The Himalayan Time