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Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai Palisade

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Hyundai Kona

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Hyundai Ioniq

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Vinson Massif is a sizable mountain massif within Antarctica.

Why Is It Famous?

Mount Vinson, part of the Vinson Massif, is Antarctica’s highest peak. It measures 4,892 meters, giving the massif its claim to fame.

What Is Nearby?

The Vinson Massif is part of the Sentinel Range within the Ellsworth Mountains. It is close to the Antarctic Peninsula’s base and looks out over the Ronne Ice Shelf. This location places the massif around 1,200 kilometers away from the South Pole.

To the northwest of the Vinson Massif, you can find Goodge Col as well as Branscomb Glacier. Gildea Glacier and Nimitz Glacier are to its south and southwest. Dater Glacier and Hinkley Glacier are to the east.

Geological Description

Mount Vinson is the continent’s highest peak and is in the northern portion of the Vinson Massif summit plateau. The massif includes the Vinson Plateau that has several peaks over 4,700 meters as well as side ridges.

The high-pressure system from the polar ice caps controls the climate on the Vinson Massif, leading to stable conditions. Snowfall and high winds are both possibilities due to its polar climate. The limited quantities of snow that fall will compact and become ice, creating glaciers that follow the area’s topography to flow down the valleys.

Events In Time

A U.S. Navy aircraft first discovered Vinson Massif in 1958. Before this, experts believed that there was a peak in the area, but did not have details. It received its name in 1961 in honor of Carl G. Vinson, a Georgia congressman that supported Antarctic explorations. US-ACAN (the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names) declared Vinson Massif and Mount Vinson as separate entities in 2006.

The first ascent occurred in 1966 by the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition. The team included ten mountaineers and scientists.


Vinson Massif is an important part of the Antarctic landscape, with Mount Vinson being the continent’s highest mountain.

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