It’s time to climb a little higher than 8848 meters to conquer the highest point on earth.
Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, now stands 8848.86 meters high. Yes, Mt. Everest has grown by 86 centimeter over years. The highest point on earth is no more 8848 meters, but 8848.86 as per the joint announce made by the Government of Nepal and China on 8th December 2020. This announce has not only declared the new height of Mt. Everest, but has also ended years long controversies regarding its height since it was first measured in 1954.
Although, the trekking and mountaineering activities have been put on halt due to COVID for almost a year now, the post-COVID mountaineers around the world aiming for Everest now have a chance to rewrite the history by being the first person to conquer the new height.
Also, the big question is, “Who will be the next Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa?”