Officials announced Mount Everest’s revised height at a virtual news conference Tuesday in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Staff members of the Survey Department attend the virtual announcement of the height of Mount Everest in Kathmandu on December 8, 2020. – The highest point on Earth got a bit higher on December 8 as China and Nepal finally agreed on a precise elevation for Mount Everest after decades of debate. The agreed height unveiled at a joint news conference in Kathmandu of 8,848.86 metres (29,031 feet) was 86 centimetres (2.8 feet) higher than the measurement previously recognised by Nepal, and more than four metres above China’s official figure. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)