More Everest: China, Nepal agree world’s tallest mountain is even higher

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China and Nepal have jointly announced a new height for Mount Everest, ending a discrepancy between the two nations.

The new official height is 8,848.86 meters (29,032 feet), China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday, slightly more than Nepal’s previous measurement and about four meters higher than China’s.


The new height was agreed on after the two counties sent surveyors from their respective sides of the mountain in 2019 and 2020.

There had been debate over the actual height of the peak and concern that it might have shrunk after a major earthquake in 2015.

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