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No ice, no problem Qomolangma is still the highest peak

China Daily | Updated: 2018-02-14 07:50

SOME MEDIA REPORTS have suggested China has given up its previous data about Qomolangma's height of 8,844.43 meters and adopted the data of Nepal that measures the height of the mountain as 8,848.13 meters. However, the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation has responded that China will adhere to its own data. Beijing News comments:

What is the exact height of Qomolangma, the highest mountain in the world?

The figure differs in China and Nepal. In 2005, China made a measurement of the ice cover on Qomolangma, concluding it has a depth of about 3.5 meters. Therefore, China regards the exact height of Qomolangma to be 8,844.43 meters.

No ice, no problem Qomolangma is still the highest peak

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