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Sea level nearer to the equator is a number of miles farther from the centre of the Earth. The summit of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s tallest mountain, is normally thought-about to be the farthest level from the Earth’s centre, though the southern summit of Peru’s tallest mountain, Huascarán, is another contender. Both have elevations above sea degree more than 2 kilometres lower than that of Everest. The highest mountains aren’t generally the most voluminous.

The mountains fall to the east to the flat expanse of the plateau. Since 1972 The Mountain Institute has partnered with remote mountain communities within the highest, longest and oldest mountains of the world. We work together to conserve ecosystems, develop sustainable livelihoods and defend distinctive mountain cultures.

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