Two of them will climb the world’s highest mountain and use GPS devices to record the height and position of the peak, while the other two will remain at base camp, according to a spokesman for the authorities responsible for the survey. The data was then analyzed and the result presented in december. The expedition has been in preparation for about a year and a half.
It is the first time that nepal misses the world’s highest mountain itself. The last time it was measured by indian authorities was in 1954 – since then the record height has been 8848 meters. According to satellite data, the massive 2015 earthquake in nepal that killed more than 9,000 people shifted everest slightly, so the mountain could have shrunk somewhat.
This year’s main climbing season, which lasts only a few weeks each year in april and may and whose start depends on the weather, is about to begin. Every year, hundreds of climbers try to conquer the mountain on the border between nepal and chinese-administered tibet on the nepal side. Since the first ascent in 1953, more than 5,000 people have made it to the summit of everest, but several hundred have died in the attempt. Foreign climbers pay the equivalent of about 9000 euros for the permit.