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Nepal launches ‘pride project’ to find out Everest’s real height – Source:

Nepal has launched a “national pride” project to measure the height of Mount Everest, following in the footsteps of India and China.

The project is partly to ascertain whether a huge earthquake in 2015 affected the height of the world’s tallest mountain, but is also intended for Nepal to catch up with its regional neighbours.

Nepal has never independently measured the height of the mountain, despite it laying claim to the mountain’s summit point.

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(Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal CREDIT: AP PHOTO/TASHI SHERPA)