Saturday, July 20, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Nepal launches new bid to measure Mt Everest


Posted on Sunday, 18 June, 2017 | Comment icon 1 comment

Exactly how tall is Mt Everest ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 shrimpo1967
The Department of Survey is aiming to find out just how tall the world's tallest mountain actually is.
There remain few peaks on Earth that can match the breathtaking spectacle and challenging conditions of Everest - officially the world's tallest mountain.

Its exact height however has remained a point of contention for some years now, even more so following the 2015 earthquake which is thought to have shifted the mountain's position slightly.

Now in a renewed bid to settle the question once and for all, scientists in Nepal have set out to measure the height of Mt Everest with an unprecedented level of accuracy.

The new project, which is set to cost up to 140 million Nepalese Rupees, will use modern methods such as GPS and gravity survey measurement to come up with a definitive figure.

"We will involve international experts, scientists and others who are experienced in high altitude measurements," said Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, director general of the Survey Department.

"We will take technical support from International Association of Geodesy, a trusted and credible organisation in measurement."

The project, which has already begun, is expected to take up to two years to complete.

Source: ekantipur.com | Comments (1)

Tags: Mount Everest

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 17 June, 2017, 15:26
...after which, they will be ready to count the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.... Ye Gods, why don't they just ask NASA?




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
Incredible 'piglet squid' caught on camera
7-19-2019
Footage of the unusual cephalopod was captured in the Pacific depths by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team.
'Storm Area 51' spawns copycat campaigns
7-19-2019
Inspired by the recent social media phenomenon, other people have started setting up their own 'storm' events.
Stunning image shows ISS in front of the Sun
7-19-2019
NASA has released a breathtaking photograph showing the space station silhouetted against our solar neighbor.
Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward
7-18-2019
The Facebook user who started the campaign to storm the secretive military base has finally spoken out.
Stories & Experiences
 
Spontaneous exorcisms
7-5-2019 | Ontario
 
A call from 'The Lobster'
7-5-2019 | Russia
 
Witnessing tree spirits
6-25-2019 | Ontario
 
I didn't move my blankets
6-25-2019 | Spring, TX
 
Bitten by a spirit?...true story
6-15-2019 | Dallas, Tx
 
Bed shaking
6-15-2019 | India
 
Red floating lights
6-15-2019 | Canada
 
A night-time encounter
5-28-2019 | Missouri
 
UFO flies over home
5-28-2019 | Ypsilanti, Mi
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ