Chinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: APChinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: AP
Chinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: AP

How tall is Mount Everest? China set to go the extra mile to remeasure it

  • 8,844 metres (29,017ft) was China’s previous measurement, while Nepal has said it is 4 metres higher
  • Chinese team camped 1,800 metres from the summit and will try to complete climb on Wednesday
Topic |   China science
Chinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: APChinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: AP
Chinese surveyors continue their ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest this month. Photo: AP
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