Elevation

16,050 ft / 4,892 m

#1 in Antarctica

Prominence

16,050 ft / 4,892 m

#1 in Antarctica

Region

Antarctica

Summits

10 summits

#1 in Antarctica

Top climbing months

December   60%

January   40%

Highlights

  • Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica and one of the Seven Summits.
  • Located about 750 miles from the South Pole.
  • Highest point of the Massif is Mount Vinson, named in 2006.
  • Lies in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Vast majority of climbs to the summit have used the western side of the massif from the Branscomb Glacier.
  • The climb of Vinson offers little technical difficulty beyond the usual hazards of travel in Antarctica, such as high winds and snowfall.

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