Climb Stats

7 Summit Number: Six
Location: Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica
Altitude: 4,897m / 16,067ft
Date Summited: December 9th, 2017 at 8.20pm
Guiding Company: International Mountain Guides
Guides: Justin Merle, Emily Johnston
Climbing Partners: Philip du Toit, Kim Hess, Steven Hess, Aaron Newman, Valari Wedel & Christoph Himmelstein

The summit of the Antarctic continent


Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, lying in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which stand above the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. The massif is located about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from the South Pole and is about 21km (13 miles) long and 13km (8.1 miles) wide. At 4,897m (16,067ft) the highest point is Mount Vinson.