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Chinese Survey Team Summits Mount Everest To Remeasure Its Exact Height

In Tibetan language, Mount Everest is called Mount Qomolangma. (File)


A Chinese survey group on Wednesday reached Mount Everest via Tibet to remeasure the precise peak of the world’s tallest mountain.

According to China’s measurement, the peak of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters which is 4 meters lower than Nepal’s calculations, the state media reported.

On May 1, China, which differs with Nepal over the peak of Mount Everest, started a brand new survey to measure the altitude of the world’s highest peak.

The occasion marked an important step in China’s mission to remeasure the peak of the world’s highest peak, which scientists consider will improve human data of nature and assist increase scientific improvement, state-run Xinhua information company reported.

After summiting, group members started erecting a survey marker on the snow-covered peak, which measures lower than 20 sq. meters, the report mentioned.

Chinese surveyors have carried out six rounds of scaled measurement and scientific analysis on Mt Everest and launched the peak of the height twice in 1975 and 2005, which was 8,848.13 meters and eight,844.43 meters respectively, the report mentioned.

In Tibetan language, Mount Everest is called Mount Qomolangma.

“The changes of Mount Qomolangma are of key significance to the global studies of geology and ecology, and have a major impact on people’s lives,” mentioned Chen Gang, an engineer with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Mount Everest is positioned within the collision and compression zone between the perimeters of the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate, the place crustal motion may be very lively.

“Accurately measuring the height of Mount Qomolangma is helpful to the study of the elevation changes of the Himalayas and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,” Gao Dengyi, an atmospheric physicist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences mentioned.

The group members remained on the summit for 2 and a half hours, a brand new report for Chinese climbers.

China and Nepal settled their border dispute in 1961 with the boundary line passing via the summit of Mount Everest.

More and extra worldwide climbers are reportedly utilizing the Tibetan aspect of Mount Everest as China has improved infrastructure services in comparison with that of Nepal.

China which closed Qomolangma National Park in southwest China””s Tibet Autonomous Region as a precaution following the coronavirus outbreak reopened it on May 1 coinciding with May Day holidays.
Nepal closed all of its Himalayan peaks together with Mount Everest in March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese tech agency Huawei is working with China Mobile to construct two 5G stations on Mount Everest.

The stations are anticipated to cowl the summit of the mountain. The two installations would be the world’s highest terrestrial 5G base stations, Global Times reported on May 1.

“The 6,500-meter-high point will likely be the highest place where Huawei is able to build a 5G station, but whether the signal can extend as high as the summit at 8,848 meters still needs to be tested. We are striving to make that happen,” Zhang Bo, Huawei undertaking supervisor mentioned.

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