Quetta, July 9, 2022, Saturday
Mount Everest in the Himalayas is considered to be the highest peak in the world, but according to scientists, the Chimborazo of Ecuador looks even higher than Mount Everest when viewed from space. It is believed that if a straight line were drawn to measure altitude from space, Everest would appear to be 12 feet smaller than Chimboraji. In fact Mount Everest is 2000 meters higher.
The height of any place is calculated from the sea level. At that point, Mount Everest is the highest point on earth, at an altitude of 4.5 meters above sea level. Climbing Everest is considered a tough adventure. However, the Chimborajo peak in South America seems to be higher if measured by drawing a line from the bottom point to the top point.
There is also a geographical reason why Chimborajo peaks higher than Everest from space. The shape of the earth is not very round, it is slightly flattened in the sphere. So Everest doesn’t seem too close in space. While Chimborajo seems closer and higher than Everest.
Although this is the story of scientists who have seen the view from space, but the highest place on earth is Mount Everest. Climbing Everest is more difficult, dangerous and time consuming. Mountaineering on Chimborajo takes two weeks while climbing Everest takes about two months.