Did you know the United Kingdom has got a new highest mountain? No, it didn’t just pop up overnight, it has always been here – it was just never measured so precisely before!
With today’s technology, more precise measurements of mountains can take place, which means data is changing. Up until now, Mount Jackson, a mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) held the title for the UK’s tallest mountain. However, thanks to new data carried out by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Mount Hope, also part of BAT, has claimed top spot, coming in at a height of 3,239m – 55m taller than that of Mount Jackson. Comparing the new measurements of Mount Hope to the old ones, a massive difference of 377m was revealed. Poor Mount Jackson.