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Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador with an elevation of 20,561 feet. One of the most fascinating facts about el Chimborazo volcano is that it is the closest point to the sun on the earth, due to the combination of its proximity to the Equator and its towering height. So if you really want to feel “on the top of the world”, this is the place to visit. The indigenous name for the mountain is Urcorazo, which means “Mountain of Ice,” because of the number of large, stunning glaciers on the mountain. Volcanoes, glaciers and the top of the world: you can see why we say Ecuador has it all.