Earlier this month, China and Nepal jointly certified the elevation of Mount Everest at 8,848.86 metres above sea level — 86 cm higher than what was recognised since 1954. The earlier measurement was determined by the Survey of India, and came to be accepted in all references worldwide — except by China.
How are mountains measured? Why did China and Nepal feel the need to re-measure Mount Everest? Take a look:
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines