The mountain with the farthest distance from the center of the Earth

Did you know that the mountain with the farthest distance from the center of the Earth is not the Everest? Even though the highest mountain on the planet earth is Everest, 8848m above sea level, it is not the furthest from the center of the earth, as one might initially think. This is because the earth is not a perfect sphere but it is flattened at the poles. The mountain that has the farthest distance from the center of the Earth is Chimborazo. It is located in Ecuador and has a height of 6310m above sea level and 6384.4 Km the center of the earth (2.1Km more than Everest). In the early 19th century this mountain came to be considered the highest in the world and was the target of many climbers.

Chimborazo
Chimborazo
Chimborazo and Carihuairazo, at sunset, from Ambato.
Chimborazo and Carihuairazo, at sunset, from Ambato.
Chimborazo 6310.m seen from the main highway
Chimborazo 6310.m seen from the main highway

Photo 1: alemancheno, Photo 2: Bananas Quarterly, Photo 3: EcuadorMountainGuides.com