Thursday, November 5, 2009

Highest european mountain peak Mont-Blank shorter by 45 cm

Mont-Blank the highest mountainous peak in Europe lost 45 cm in just about 2 years showing at the moment a height of 4810,45 m. In 2007 Mont-Blank was measured as being 4810,90 meters high, the expert Bernard Dupont said. The measurements technique relies on GPS technology which was introduced in 2001 when Mont-Blank was 4810,4 m. In 2003 and 2005 the altitude reduced slightly and started to increase later reaching a maximum value of 4810,9 m in 2007. The experts observed also a horizontal displacement of about 26 meters toward Italy which is a record so far.


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