Vinson Massif: it is 16,067 feet high which is 4,897 meters. The base of Vinson Massif is 8 x 13 miles and is only 750 miles from the South Pole.
The largest mountain in Antarctica is Vinson Massif, a part of the Sentinel Range of mountains. It measures in at 13 miles long, 8 miles wide, and 16,067 feet high. It received it’s name in honor of Carl G. Vinson, a U.S. congressman who was a strong supporter of the exploration of Antarctica, and pushed for US support of the mission. Four climbers were the first to ascend Vinson Massif in 1966, and over 950 people have climbed the mountain since.
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