volcano and highest mountain in Ecuador; the summit is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center (as well as the closest point to the moon on Earth)
The top of Mount Chimborazo is the farthest away from the centre of the Earth as is possible to get on land. Although Mount Everest is higher, Chimborazo is farther from Earth's center due to the fact that the earth bulges at the equator.
- Senne, Joseph H. (May 2000). "Did Edmund Hilary climb the wrong mountain?". May 2000 Volume 20 Number 5. Professional Surveyor Magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-24.