Mont Blanc shrunk slightly

Mont Blanc shrunk slightly

World September 14, 2017 13:03

paris - The highest mountain of Western Europe, the Mont Blanc, has been shrunk a centimeter since 2015. This is determined by geometry experts who go to the expedition every two years to determine the height. French media reported Thursday that the mountain in the Alps, near the Italian border, is now 4808.72 meters high.

In 2015, the measurement yielded another 4808.73 meters. The measurements always produce something different because the height of the top of the mountain varies by varying weather conditions. For the sake of comfort, French schoolchildren learn that the Mont Blanc is 4807 meters high. But the mountain top of the mountain, measured without the ice and snow, is only 4792 meters high.

The highest mountain of Europe, the Elbroes, lies in the northwest of the Russian Caucasus and is 5642 meters high.

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