China has started measuring the height of Mount Everest from the Tibetan face.
Thirty climbers and surveyors headed for Everest from the base camp on Wednesday, according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
Wang Yongfeng, vice president of the Mountaineering Administration Center, said the team from China’s Ministry of Natural Resources would survey Mount Everest using a global navigation satellite system and gravimeter.
The team arrived at the base camp in early April. There they learned to climb Mt. Everest and how to survey high altitude areas.
According to Wang, Chinese surveyors have studied the height of Mount Everest five times since 1949.
In 1975, the height of Sagarmatha was found to be 8848.13 meters and
In 2005 it was found to be 8844.43 meters.

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