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MOUNT EVEREST: NEPAL SET TO FINALLY MEASURE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ITSELF

Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ebonique Ellis
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Nepali surveyors are planning to measure Mount Everest for the first time without foreign interference this climbing season, in what the country hopes will settle an international dispute about the height of the world’s tallest mountain once and for all.

Today, the mountain is widely recognized as 29,029 feet high, but teams from China, Denmark, Italy, India, and the United States have arrived at other calculations slightly higher and lower than that number. In 1999, American scientists added on another six feet and in 1992, Italy took seven feet off the height. Throughout all of the arguments surrounding the height of the mammoth mountain, Nepalese experts have always been excluded from the measurement expeditions. 

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