Chimborazo peak, Ecuador: the closest place to space on Earth

Chimborazo peak, Ecuador: the closest place to space on Earth

Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, sort of, and just within reach of the amateur climber. Kevin Rushby attempts to reach its 6,268m summit. Plus more mountains for non-pros

Chimborazo peak, Ecuador: the closest place to space on Earth
Chimborazo, Ecuador: the real roof of the world. Photograph: Alamy

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