Mount Everest and Sir Everest#
Peak XV of this height-series received the value of 29 002 ft (8840m). At that time no local name for this point was known, so the name Mount Everest was given to this peak.
George Everest was involved in the basic measurements in India, from the Great Arc in the southern part to the mountain range of the Himalaya.
He transferred the Survey Centre of India (SOI) to Dehra Dun located near the Himalayan mountain ridges. His personal governmental headquarter was located in Mussoori in the southern Himalaya. From 1830 until 1843 George Everest was Surveyor General of the Survey of India (Fig. 1).
In 1844 he went back to England and was honoured in 1861 for his merits in India as Sir George Everest.
Later on, the highest peak of our earth did receive not only the name Mount Everest but also the name Sagarmatha from the Nepalese side and from the Tibetan side (China) it got the name Chomolongma (Feng).
Concerning the international interests, the name Mount Everest remains constant.
The interest in climbing the highest peak of our earth is also nowadays still very high. Mount Everest is the most favourite spot for climbing (8848m) among all 17 eight thousand meter peaks in Nepal (PANDAY 1987).
- GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (1990), Mount Everest Image Map 1:50 000. Survey of India, Department of Science & Technology, Dehra Dun.
- KOSTKA R. (2018), Everest, Von Mount Everest und Sir Everest. In: Mitt. der Akad. Sektion Graz des ÖAV 2018, Graz.
- PANDAY R.K. (1987), Altitude Geography, Effects of Altitude on the Geography of Nepal. Center for Altitude Geography, Lalitpur, Nepal.
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