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Why Measure a Mountain? Because It’s There

Wall Street Journal
2011 July 30
Nepal and China have been bickering for years about the height of Mount Everest, which soars from the countries’ shared border. The Nepalese government long has chafed at China’s estimate of 29,017 feet and instead claimed that Earth’s highest point actually is 11 feet taller. Now for the first time, Nepal is setting out to prove its claim, launching its first-ever expedition aimed at measuring the Himalayan giant.

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