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Chimborazo

(chēmbōrä`sō), inactive volcano, 20,577 ft (6,272 m) high, central Ecuador; the highest in Ecuador. Its summit is always snowcapped. First explored by Alexander von Humboldt in 1802, it was first scaled in 1880 by Edward Whymper. It is frequently associated with nearby Cotopaxi, although the two volcanoes have different shapes.

Chimborazo

 

an extinct volcano in Ecuador, near the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes. Mt. Chimbora-zo, rising to an elevation of 6,262 m, is the highest mountain in Ecuador. The slopes have high-elevation equatorial paramo meadows. Above 4,700 m the peak is permanently snow-capped. The volcano has glaciers.

Chimborazo

an extinct volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest peak in Ecuador. Height: 6267 m (20 561 ft.)