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The highest mountains above sea level are also not those with peaks farthest from the centre of the Earth, because the figure of the Earth is not spherical. Sea level closer to the equator is several miles farther from the centre of the Earth. The summit of Chimborazo , Ecuador ‘s tallest mountain, is usually considered to be the farthest point from the Earth’s centre, although the southern summit of Peru ‘s tallest mountain, Huascarán , is another contender. 46 Both have elevations above sea level more than 2 kilometres (6,600 ft) less than that of Everest.
Nature and its influences on the human psyche are the main topics that Schlachter explores in his project, The Gyrovagi’s Trajectory. In a free interpretation of the notion of an ascetic quest, his self-interrogation is nurtured through extended solitary retreats in the wild.
I arrived on top to find some familiar faces layered up against the cold. John had Ruby layered up as well. Several more people topped out just after me. We crowded the small perch in the sky with our large group. I chatted it up with a few friends I recognized, and a few that I didn’t. Many people started to head down, which allowed a bit more of an unobstructed view.