Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest. Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest.
Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest.

Measuring Mount Everest: a proud Nepali on his dangerous mission to the top of the world

  • The first survey to measure the mountain by a Nepalese team was joined by China after Xi Jinping visited Nepal last year
  • Government surveyor Khim Lal Gautam climbed Mount Everest to measure its height, losing a toe to frostbite in the process

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest. Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest.
Khim Lal Gautam (front) rests on the snow with a member of his team on the way to summit Mount Everest.
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