Summiting Antarctica's Highest Mountain
Located just 660 nautical miles from the South Pole, Vinson Massif in Antarctica is one of the famed "Seven Summits." Rising 16,067 feet above the sea, Vinson Massif is also one of the most remote mountains on the planet and can only be summited on an expedition of some type as there are no flights to this portion of the world. Expect extreme weather that changes at a moment's notice but also some of the most dramatic and unique scenery of your life. This is definitely one of those bucket list climbs that's relative lack of height compared to the other six summits is more than made up for in the extreme climbing conditions experienced climbing to the top of the bottom of the world.
By Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
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