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Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level.

In 1856, the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 8,840 m (29,002 ft). The current official height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) as recognized by China and Nepal was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 2005, China remeasured the height of the mountain and got a result of 8844.43 m. An argument regarding the height between China and Nepal lasted 5 years from 2005 to 2010. China argued it should be measured by its rock height which is 8844 m but Nepal said it should be measured by its snow height 8848 m. In 2010, an agreement was finally reached by both sides that the height of Everest is 8,848 m and Nepal recognizes China’s claim that the rock height of Everest is 8,844 m.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest’s north face from the Tibetan plateau.

Source: wikipedia

Drone Footage Of The Himalayas, in HD!

Extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Teton Gravity Research released the first ultra HD drone footage of the Himalayas. The footage shot with the GSS C520 system, one of the most advanced 5-axis gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) up to 24,000 feet (7,300 meters) on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.

Sound design and mix by Jeff Cormack at Play+Record.
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