- As we all know, Mt. Everest is the world’s tallest mountain. As only a few of you might know, both China and Nepal are its co-parents. And, they had their own respective measurements for the tallest mountain. China had it at 8844.3816 meters (29,017 feet) while Nepal had it at 8847.73 meters (29,028 feet).
Anyways, after years – more than 170 to be exact – of doubts about the correct height of this mountain, the world has finally agreed on a measurement. It is all thanks to the geologists who carried out the most thorough survey of Mount Everest to date. Obviously, cutting edge technology made these accurate calculations possible. In truth, it goes without saying that measuring mountains is not an easy task.
So, the new height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) above sea level. This is according to a report from NPR. Interestingly, this new height is also the first time that both co-parents decided to agree on one height for Mount Everest.
Anyways, recent Mount Everest graduates, are you worried whether your climbs to the summit are still valid? Well, what we can guess is, probably. The reason being, Mount Everest anyways grows taller each year by like roughly 5 millimeters. This is owing to moving tectonic plates.
What about climbers expecting to climb Mount Everest? Well, the waiting times are longer, because the popularity is higher. Tour companies require high-altitude experience or alpine climbing experience to climb Mount Everest. So, brace yourselves!