The Prime Minister of the Himalayan state, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, has decided on Wednesday that the Mount Everest is measured in Nepal. Two Sherpa to climb the Mount Everest, and with GPS devices, the height and Position to be determined. The evaluated data will be presented in December.

recent measurement of Mount Everest in the year 1954

It is the first Time that Nepal missed the highest mountain in the world. Most recently, he had been in 1954 by the Indian authorities to measure – since then, the record height of 8848 meters. Satellite data indicate that the severe earthquake in Nepal, suspended in 2015, with more than 9000 dead Everest but slightly, so that the mountain could be a bit shrunk.

this year’s main climbing season, which lasts each year only a few weeks in April and may and whose beginning depends on the weather. Every year, hundreds of mountain climbers to conquer the mountain on the border between Nepal and China-administered Tibet on the Nepali side. Since the first ascent in 1953, more than 5000 people made it, in the meantime, on the summit of Everest, several Hundred, however, came in the attempt lost his life. For the approval of foreign mountain pay climbers the equivalent of around 9000 euros.

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