Nepal will measure exact height of Mount Everest

Climbers, left, walk up the snow slope along the North Ridge of Mount Everest in this May 2006 file photo. Climbers are being told by Nepalese officials that Mount Everest's summit will be put off-limits to the public from all sides during the first 10 days of May, so the Chinese can carry an Olympic torch to the summit without risking a high-altitude confrontation over Tibet's future. (AP Photo/Dave Watson, File) (AP)

July 20, 2011 6:57:46 AM PDT
Nepal has ordered a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine exactly how high the world's highest mountain is.

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