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 (chĭm′bə-rä′zō, -rā′-, chēm′bō-rä′sō)
An extinct volcano, 6,267 m (20,561 ft) high, in central Ecuador. The highest elevation of the Cordillera Real, it was first scaled in 1880.


(ˌtʃɪmbəˈrɑːzəʊ; -ˈreɪ-; Spanish tʃimboˈrazo)
(Placename) an extinct volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest peak in Ecuador. Height: 6267 m (20 561 ft)


(ˌtʃɪm bəˈrɑ zoʊ, -ˈreɪ-)

a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes. 20,702 ft. (6310 m).
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Noun1.Chimborazo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)Chimborazo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
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Amongst us you will not meet with any of those episodes with which your adventurous existence has so familiarized you; our Chimborazo is Mortmartre, our Himalaya is Mount Valerien, our Great Desert is the plain of Grenelle, where they are now boring an artesian well to water the caravans.
You will be surrounded by a host of admirers, pouring into your ears their admiration and love, and then what shall I have to support me, but that 'yes,' with which you once raised me from the depths of despair to an elevation of happiness that was high as the highest pinnacle of the caverns of Kentucky; raising me from the depths of Chimborazo.
caverns of Kentucky = Mammoth Cave; Chimborazo = a 20,500 foot volcano in Ecuador}
He does not stand out of our low limitations, like a Chimborazo under the line, running up from the torrid Base through all the climates of the globe, with belts of the herbage of every latitude on its high and mottled sides; but this genius is the landscape-garden of a modern house, adorned with fountains and statues, with well-bred men and women standing and sitting in the walks and terraces.
Among other things, in the six exciting years of their marriage she had climbed Chimborazo with him, made a three-thousand-mile winter journey with dogs and sleds in Alaska, ridden a horse from Canada to Mexico, cruised the Mediterranean in a ten-ton yawl, and canoed from Germany to the Black Sea across the heart of Europe.
The road ran from sea level at Duran up to twelve thousand feet on Chimborazo and down to ten thousand at Quito on the other side the range.
It was a lovely April night, not a breath of wind, and a tremendous big moon shining right over the top of Chimborazo.
The team will summit 3 mountains in three continents during the 12 days of COP21 - Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia, Mount Stanley in Uganda and Chimborazo in Ecuador.
Chimborazo, 1000 m, [0[degrees]28'S, 78 49'W], Jul 1860, Spruce s.
Its highest point reaches almost 12,000 feet (3,600 meters) on the slopes of Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador, and continues through valleys, rivers and mountains, through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, with over ten volcanoes, and ends in Quito, Ecuador's capital, which was the first city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, in 1978.
A far grander landscape vision features in Frederic Edwin Church's View in the Andes, Mt Chimborazo of 1880 (Fig.
Name this peak," as Chimborazo, People magazine reported.