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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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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}
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.
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.
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.
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.
By one measure, the world's highest peak is actually Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.
Norton suggested trying Khao Hom Thai, Chimborazo (Ecuadorean), Maya Cuisine and Taco Riendo.
WHEN did climber Edward Whymper first ascend the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador?
In 1989, the first GDR-FRG coproduced film, Die Besteigung des Chimborazo, allowed German audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to share cinematically in one of Humboldt's most adventurous and famous feats, the near-summiting of the volcano Chimborazo, in today's Ecuador (Schafer 7).
Yaira Barranco Ruiz and Emilio Villa Gonzalez from the National University of Chimborazo (Ecuador) conducted the study for five weeks.