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The summit of Chimborazo, the point on the Earth's surface that is farthest from the Earth's center
Highest point
Elevation6,263.47 m (20,549.4 ft)[note 1]
Prominence4,118 m (13,510 ft)[1]
Ranked 18th
Isolation846 km (526 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates01°28′09″S 78°49′03″W / 1.46917°S 78.81750°W / -1.46917; -78.81750Coordinates: 01°28′09″S 78°49′03″W / 1.46917°S 78.81750°W / -1.46917; -78.81750
Chimborazo is located in Ecuador
ProvinceChimborazo Province
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Occidental
Topo mapIGM, CT-ÑIV-C1[2]
Age of rockPaleogene[3]
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption550 AD ± 150 years[4]
Easiest routeGlacier/snow climb PD

Chimborazo (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃimboˈɾaso] (Chimborazolisten)) is a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. Its last known eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 A.D.[4]

Chimborazo's summit is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center, given that it is located along the planet's equatorial bulge.[5] This is despite not being the tallest mountain in the Andes or on Earth. Based on the average global sea level, the height of Chimborazo is 6,263 m (20,548 ft), well below the height of Mount Everest (8849 metres). Nevertheless, Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador and the 39th highest peak in the Andes.[6]

Chimborazo is a popular destination for mountaineering as its climbing routes are considered challenging and take place on snow, ice, and rock, often requiring crampons and other technical climbing equipment.

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  5. ^ "What is the highest point on Earth as measured from Earth's center?". National Ocean Service. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  6. ^ "List of mountains in the Andes", Wikipedia, 2020-01-15, retrieved 2020-01-20

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