VINSON MASSIF

02/01/2020

Elevation: 4,892 m
Mountain Range: The Sentinel Range of Ellsworth Mountains
Countries: Chilean claim under the Antarctic Treaty System*
Continent: Antarctica
More Facts:

  • The highest mountain in Antarctica
  • Located about 1,200 km from the South Pole
  • The temperature near the summit can reach -40⁰C
  • Approximately 1200 climbers have successfully reached the summit
  • The limited amount of snow that falls on Mount Vinson compacts and transforms into ice for forming glaciers
  • First climbed in December 18 th , 1966 by Nicholas Clinch (USA)