Summits farthest from the Earth's center

Although Mount Everest is the point with the highest elevation above sea level on the Earth, it is not the summit that is farthest from the Earth's centre. Because of the equatorial bulge, the summit of Mount Chimborazo in the Andes is the point on the Earth that is farthest from the centre, and is 2,168 m (7,113 ft) farther from the Earth's centre than the summit of Everest. The second-farthest summit, Huascarán (also in the Andes), is only about 10 metres closer to the Earth's centre.

Type Summit Distance from Earth's center[1] Elevation above sea level m Latitude Country
Dormant Volcano Chimborazo 6,384.4 kilometres or 3,967.1 miles 6,267 metres (20,561 ft) 1°28'9"S Ecuador
Mountain Huascarán (Sur Summit) 6,384.4 kilometres or 3,967.1 miles 6,768 metres (22,205 ft) 9°7′17″S Peru
Mountain Yerupajá 6,384.3 kilometres or 3,967.0 miles 6,655 metres (21,834 ft) 10°16′01″S Peru
Active Volcano Cotopaxi 6,384.1 kilometres or 3,966.9 miles 5,897 metres (19,347 ft) 0°40′50″S Ecuador
Mountain Huandoy 6,384.0 kilometres or 3,966.8 miles 6,395 metres (20,981 ft) 9°01′38″S Peru
Dormant Volcano Kilimanjaro (Kibo Summit) 6,384.0 kilometres or 3,966.8 miles 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) 3°4′33″S Tanzania
Active Volcano Cayambe 6,384.0 kilometres or 3,966.8 miles 5,790 metres (19,000 ft) 0°1′30″N Ecuador
Volcano Antisana 6,383.9 kilometres or 3,966.8 miles 5,753 metres (18,875 ft) 0°28'53″N Ecuador
Mountain Siula Grande 6,383.8 kilometres or 3,966.7 miles 5,790 metres (19,000 ft) 10°17′S Peru
Mountain Mount Everest 6,382.3 kilometres or 3,965.8 miles 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) 27°59′17″N Nepal


References Edit

  1. ^ Biegert, Mark. "The Farthest Mountaintops from the Center of the Earth". Retrieved 2018-07-04.