How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.

How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.
01 Mar 2018 by Daniel Donaghue

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but precisely how tall is it? It’s not such a simple question. In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? Or should surveyors drill down to the peak’s rock base?

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