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How Tall is the World’s Highest Peak? Nepal Embarks On Project to Settle Confusion
Mount Everest is indisputably the world’s highest peak. But precisely how tall is it and did the powerful 2015 earthquake in the high Himalayas shrink the giant mountain?
Nepal is setting out on an ambitious two-year project to re-measure the peak hoping to settle conflicting data about the famous mountain, a magnet for climbers from the world over.
But the project is as much about national pride -- the measurements so far have come from an Indian and Chinese survey....