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Everest Gets A Growth Spurt As China, Nepal Revise Official Elevation Upward

December 8, 2020

The world’s highest peak just grew a couple of feet overnight — on paper, at least. After years of fraught discussion and surveying work, China and Nepal announced a revision to the elevation of Mount Everest: Officials say the summit now stands precisely at 8,848.86 meters, or 29,031.69 feet above sea level. npr