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- 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.
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inactive volcanoin central Ecuador, whose peak is the highest in the country and the furthest point from the centre of the Earth.
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- noun a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
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From the ample foliage peep church-spires and towers, and the roofs of spacious mansions are seen on Cary, Main, Franklin, Grace, Marshall, Clay and Leigh streets, and in the pretty suburbs of "Chimborazo"
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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.
Diego Chimborazo, a police officer who was in the hospital for knee surgery, and another doctor gave similar accounts to Expreso of the senseless military strike.
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.
In 2002, he spent a year in South America, climbing the Andean peaks Cerro Cuerno, Aconcagua, Antisana, El Altar, and Chimborazo, for a book on mountaineering that never got written.
It was a lovely April night, not a breath of wind, and a tremendous big moon shining right over the top of Chimborazo.
A sprawling institution located on the western boundary of Richmond, Chimborazo began receiving patients in 1862 and was eventually expanded to 150 wards.
The pain, suffering and death at Chimborazo from battlefield casualties was greatly compounded by severe shortages of personnel, medicine, food, and equipment.
In their six years of marriage, Minnie and Boyd have climbed Chimborazo, made a 3,000-mile winter journey with dogs in Alaska, ridden a horse from Canada to Mexico, and cruised in the Black Sea.