What about Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador as a starting point, saving some miles, thinner atmosphere etc? It's the farthest point from Earth's center, even compared to Mt. Everest because of the bulge. Has anyone proposed starting here yet? Or using a space bola system starting around this point? But I am unsure if the 1 degree 28 minute 9 second difference from equator would cause too many difficulties with geosynchronous orbit.
Could combining space bolas with the elevator make up for the distance?