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Vinson Massif 4'892 m
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Argentine Claim 25°W-74°W / British Claim: 20°W-80°W / Chilean Claim 53°W-90°W
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Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica and is one of the Seven Summits. It is situated within the Chilean claimed territoriy of the Antarctic.  

It is located about 1'200 km from the South Pole. The mountain massif is about 21 km long and 13 km wide. At 4'892 metres the highest point is Mount Vinson. The southern end of the massif ends at Hammer Col, which joins it to the Craddock Massif, of which the highest point is Mount Rutford 4'447 m.

First Ascent: 1966, American Expedition, Barry Corbet, Nicholas Clinch, John Evans, Eiichi Fukushima, Charles Hollister, William Long, Brian Marts, Peter Schoening, Samuel Silverstein, and Richard Wahlstrom. 

 

Antarctis Vinson Massif Mountain United Nations Geneva stamp

United Nations Geneva office, Mount Vinson.
The stamp was issued in the series "International Year of Mountains".

Antarctis Vinson Massif Mountain stamp

Canada 2002, Mount Vinson.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "International Year of Mountains / Seven Summits".  

Antarctis Vinson Massif Mountain stamp 2003 Guyana

Guyana 2003, Mount Vinson.
The stamp was issued in honour of the "International Year of Mountain".

 

Ascent of Mount Vinson Antarctica stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued Spain 2007

Spain 2007, "Ascent of Mt. Vinson".
The stamps were issued in the series "Al filo de lo imposible III".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Antarctis Vinson Massif stamp 2012 BAT

British Antarctic Territory 2012.
The stamp was issued in die series "Mountains and Glaciers".
The stamp is showing an areal view, flying along the chain of the Ellsworth Mountains taken from near Patriot Hills with the Vinson Massif just visible on the horizon.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Antarctis Vinson Massif stamp 2012 BAT

British Antarctic Territory 2012.
The stamp was issued in die series "Mountains and Glaciers".
The stamp is showing an areal view of the Glacial cirque north of the Vinson Massif.  

 

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