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How Tall Is Mt. Everest?

No one can agree.

The exact height of Mt. Everest has been disputed since the first measurements of the peak were made. The broadly-accepted height of 8,848 meters was first recorded by an Indian survey in 1955 – but there is disagreement on whether snow on top of the mountain should be included in the height. And there is another complicating factor: Everest may be rising due to shifting continental plates.  In May 1999 an American team used GPS technology to record a height of 8,850 meters – a figure that is now used by the National Geographic Society, although it has not been officially accepted by Nepal.  The Nepalese government recently decided to re-measure the mountain to solve the problem once and for all. Stations will be set up at three different locations using the GPS, and in two years we’ll have an answer.

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  • erol

    dogayı severim

  • Mondol Engleng

    Yes.I agree.

  • Bright olugbenga

    I wishg u all unlimited breakthrough IJN!

  • supra

    It is really beautiful

  • irfankarim

    because recycle system of rocks ,hydro,and other process it deposit every year,,,,,,,,,,,,,am i right?

  • Mark Skinner

    I think that they will find that due to tectonic plate movement , as the article says, any true reading or measurement, will vary constantly. The true height will always be moot.

  • Tek Gurung

    That will be great, if government moves forward to get done the exact measurement of Mt. Everest ASAP,i am sure there will be some up or down……i am extremely wondering.
    i love HIMALAYA that’s where i come from……

  • Aditi

    Well maybe the government should measure the height every 5 years or so Mt. Everest is always growing

  • Zekria Gulistani

    We will wait for more 2 years to know the correct hieght, coz there is no any other choice for now i think.

  • Linksven

    I can feel PEACE looking to a work of th High Astral for us in this Planet.
    In front of a drear life we see a glad lafe, even in front of cold Mounts, the highest of the Earth!

  • willy

    No importa cuanto mida, lo importante y valedero es que podemos disfrutar de su belleza.

  • sanket deshpande

    the gap is because everest height is growing with some rate every year as(geographic says) whowever it can’t grow more than 15000mts due to gravity

  • MARCO ANTONIO IZUCAR PONCE

    EL EVEREST ES LA MONTAÑA MAS ALTA DEEL MUNDO SIEMPRE ME HAN GUSTADO LOS REPORTAJES SOBRE EL. SALUDOS….

  • Brenda Wells

    This picture is beautiful. When you think of the goodness of God, you know that he is real. This is his creation.

  • bonz

    yes, mt. everest is still moving taller base on earth altitude to move

  • ROSEMARIE SUMONGCAD

    AS I ALWAYS HEAR THE NAME MT >EVEREST,THE NAME ITSELF IMPLIES HER MAJESTY , HOW GREAT IS THOU ART!!!!
    FOR ALL THE INVENTIONS AND STUDIES OF THIS WORLD ,TO ALL OF YOU MAKING ALL THESE POSSIBLE MAKING LIVES EASIER AND HAPPIER AND WE ARE WELL INFORMED MILLION THANKS FOR ALL JOB!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Chris

    Hasn’t the Nepalese government got other more important issues to concentrate on rather than trying to measure the height of a mountain?

  • simran

    I wonder how cold it would be up on the peak

  • Pete Rogina

    It is interesting that peak of Mt. Everest is not the farthest from the center of the Earth. Due to the rotation of the Earth and the associated “bulge” along the equator, Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador is “closest to the moon” and farthest from the Earth’s center.

  • Tommy

    There should be a giant air filter put on top of Mt. Everest to clean the air of green house gases and other air impuraties.

  • jeffrzzon

    me encanto la imagen!

  • Gnarlodious

    They should stop calling it Everest and start calling it Sagarmatha.

  • john

    Everest will continue to be teller bass on vibration of the earth and adding of snow in that place.

  • uk

    the mountain is every tall so far the tallest mountain in the whole earth what do you think too

  • fatimat

    i am really happy about the way God Do his thing mountain Everest is the most beautiful mountain on dis planet.

  • Khalid Ahmed

    I want to give suggestion to the person/ team who will measure the height of Mt.everest, measure the height of K2 also and then compare them may be due to change of weither K2 will become more taller as it is mentioned that if the layer of snow will not count then it could be possible the synario will be change.

  • bonifer

    nice

  • brittani smith

    i wonder what its like to climb that big old moutain lol

  • Anonomys

    Still Growing 1/2 And Inch Each Year 😛

  • Robbin Mujica

    Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, and keeps getting taller every year, because the 2 tectonic plates are still pushing together, north and south.

  • Priyanka das

    Its reallllllllllllllllllly beautiful!!!!!!!! wow amaazing

  • Adil khan

    it is so beautiful and amazing.

  • greg

    Everest is not the “Tallest mountain in the world”. Just the highest peak. Tallest would be the total vertical height of a mountain from base to peak. The “Highest Mountain” would be from sea level. Although some may say it is trivial. It is CORRECT!

  • Kshitiz Siwakoti

    The real name of Mt. Everest is Sagarmatha, which means mother of sky.

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