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Chimborazo (6,628m)

Ecuador, South America

June 25 – July 8, 2008 | Summit Date : July 7, 2008

Vox Telecom Expedition Team : Leader Tony van Marken

Mike von Holdt, Shane Chorley and Simon Butler reach summit, Tony van Marken turns around at 6100m with altitude sickness

Chimborazo is a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. Its last known eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 AD. With a peak elevation of 6,268 metres (20,564 ft), Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador and it is the highest peak near the equator.

Chimborazo is not the highest mountain by elevation above sea level, but its location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth’s surface from the Earth’s centre.