According to Issac Newton, the centrifugal force of the Earth's spin
will result in a slight flattening at the poles and bulging at the
equator, which would make the planet slightly oblate. Mathematicians
call this an "oblate spheroid," which means that anyone on the equator
is already standing "higher," or closer to outer space, than people who
aren't on the bulge.
winner of the hightest point of Earth is Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.
Mount Chimborazo, in the Andes, is a 20,000-plus-foot peak sitting on
top of a bulge on the Earth. Mount Everest is a 29,000-plus-foot peak
sitting lower down on that same bulge. Because Chimborazo is a bump on
a bigger part of the bulge, it is 1.5 miles higher than Everest!
The Andes Vanishing Glaciers